UW in India: Delhi Summer

Experience Delhi

A country that speaks English and a critical language. A government pushing legislation for rapid economic and political development. A people embracing social change. And Delhi right in the middle of it all. Dive in with a curriculum that unpacks all that is happening around you. With courses that make the city your classroom and a homestay family to bring cultural immersion into your home life, the learning never stops.

Choose Your Focus

Pick a curriculum that fits your interests. Take the intensive language track and make significant progress in Hindi or Urdu. Or perhaps you’d prefer immerse yourself professionally with an internship in India’s capital city. And if both of those sound good to you, there’s an option for that too. You’ve got choices when you head to Delhi for the summer.
Project GO funding for Delhi

Get Project GO Funding

Our intensive language track is approved for Project GO funding. If you’re a ROTC student who meets the eligibility requirements, you can head to Delhi with full funding in hand. Project GO requires a different application than the program itself, with an earlier deadline of January 18. So don’t wait…get going on what will be one of the most rewarding summers of your college career.

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Summer 06/12/2019 08/08/2019 8 Weeks 6-8 From UW
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None March 1

Your transcript will come from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UW-Madison and CET

CET partners with University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate this program. You get the best of both worlds—UW’s longterm presence in India and exceptional academics + CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad. And you don’t have to be a UW student to attend. Students from all schools are welcome to apply through UW and earn UW credit.

Daily Life in Delhi

In a city like Delhi, there are endless ways to join in local life. Connect with local NGOs, military organizations, and political leaders. Experience world-class museums, captivating dance performances, and the burgeoning contemporary art scene. Relax in the many parks and gardens found throughout the city. What’s on your Delhi bucket list?

The CET Center

You’ll study at the CET center in South Delhi, a residential, tree-lined neighborhood. After class, use the wifi, chat with the program staff, or fill up on local snacks before heading home to your host family.

Housing & Meals

You’ll live in a homestay with a local family. Watch a Bollywood movie with your host sister. Ask your host brother for help navigating the metro. And as for meals, get ready to write home raving about food! It won’t be long before you crave you host mom’s chola bhatura (spicy chickpea stew with fried bread). You’ll eat breakfast and dinner with your homestay family during the week. At other times, take advantage of Delhi’s many affordable international eateries.

Explore India on Your Terms

A city like Delhi deserves to be explored—it’s both modern and traditional, English-speaking, and dripping with history and culture. How you want to take on this metropolis is up to you. Language focused? Study a full 8-credit load of either Hindi or Urdu with the Intensive Language option. If you’re looking to build a standout résumé, the Internship + Elective option is for you. You’ll take an area studies elective and  intern at one of the many placements India’s capital city offers. If you want the best of both worlds, there’s the Language + Internship option. In addition to an internship, you’ll study alongside the intensive language students for half the term. And no matter which option you choose, your classes get you out the door and learning in the city.

Curriculum & Syllabi

Are you a CET student from Summer 2018? You can find your syllabi here.

Option 1: Intensive Language Study in Hindi or Urdu.

Intensive Hindi Language

You are placed into one level for 8 total Hindi credits:


Beginning Hindi I + Beginning Hindi II
4 credits each


Intermediate Hindi I + Intermediate Hindi II
4 credits each


Advanced Hindi I + Advanced Hindi II
4 credits each

Intensive Urdu Language

You take these courses:

Beginning Urdu I + Beginning Urdu II
4 credits each

Option 2: Language + Internship

Language Study

You take one language course in Hindi or Urdu:

Beginning Hindi I
4 credits

Intermediate Hindi I
4 credits

Advanced Hindi I
3 credits

Beginning Urdu I
4 credits


If you choose to participate in an internship, your class and work hours will add up to a minimum total of 150 hours.

You take this accompanying course:

Internship: Bridging Theory & Practice
3 credits

Option 3: Internship + Elective


If you choose to participate in an internship, your class and work hours will add up to a minimum total of 150 hours.

You take this accompanying course:

Internship: Bridging Theory & Practice
3 credits


You choose one of these courses:

India’s Emerging Markets: Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
3 credits

Development Economics in the World’s Largest Democracy
3 credits

Learn about Course Availability

Harini Narayanan
Harini Narayanan has extensive experience as a faculty member and administrator for study abroad programs in India, having taught courses on Delhi, Modern Indian History and Sacred Geographies for US undergraduates in Delhi before joining the CET-UW program in Varanasi.  A journalist and urban geographer by training, she has completed doctoral coursework in Urban Geography and an MS in Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Harini researches and writes about the built environment and urban change, and advises not-for-profit organizations on issues related to urban and social equity. She has lived in India, the US, the UK, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, and is fluent in three languages.

Harini Narayanan

India Programs Director

Nichole Springer
Nichole graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in 2017. During her time as an undergraduate, she focused on international business, marketing, Chinese communication, and South Asian studies. In addition to having traveled to China and Thailand, she is an alumna of the UW in India program. Today she is the India Program Coordinator, where she enjoys sharing her experience and love of the program with CET students.

Nichole Springer

India Program Coordinator

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Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.