"Going to India was the most amazing experience of my life . . . I will treasure the moments forever. The educational experience was paramount. I am going to practice and apply the methods I've learned in Software Engineering to other areas of IT."
This program offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to gain cutting-edge information systems courses in one of the world's most vibrant and fascinating cultures. India has experienced meteoric economic growth over the past decade, and it is predicted that by 2050, it will have the third largest economy in the world. India is also considered to be among the leaders in providing information technology services and innovation. The 3-week intensive IT Summer School will be conducted in Mysore, India at the training and education facilities of one of the world's IT industry giants: INFOSYS. INFOSYS has recently been ranked as the most admired company in India according to a recent survey.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed course work or have relevant work experience in System Analysis and Design.
The pre-requisite for participating in this program is ISM3113: System Analysis & Design or equivalent course work/work experience.
Participants will earn 3 credits in ISM 6930: Software Engineering (Graduate) / ISM 4930: Software Engineering (Undergrad)
In order to complete your online application, the following form must be filled out and submitted to EA-Registrar@usf.edu. Please carefully read both pages 1 and 2 of the form for instructions.
Required 2017 Course Approval Form:
Please click here for further details regarding payment.
The program cost includes:
Mandatory Pre-departure Sessions
Accommodations at Infosys campus, and Double Occupancy Accommodations during weekend trips
Excursions to areas of interest
Visa to India
Meals during weekend excursions
The program fee does NOT include:
Weekday Meals ($200)
Optional trip cancellation/travel insurance
Health and Safety
Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites. Because of the added stresses associated with operating in a foreign culture and language, even the safest foreign locations are likely to carry more risk to your safety and health. For this reason it is vital that you learn as much about the places you will be traveling to; the more you are familiar with the host country's geography, culture and language, the safer you will be. All participants will be required to attend a general study abroad orientation as well as program-specific orientations. In addition to these sessions, you should consult the USF Safety Website as well as the websites listed below that provide useful information regarding your host country, and preparation for your international travel.
As with many places around the world, India has experienced terrorist attacks, most noticeably the luxury hotels in Mumbai November, 2008 which killed scores of people, plus 4 smaller incidents in 2008 (follow link below to US State Department website for more details). Crime in India is on the rise, but generally relates to petty theft and pick-pocketing.
The Infosys campus at Mysore is a gated and heavily-guarded compound and approximately four miles from the city center. Students and other visitors are carefully searched upon entry and exit – primarily to prevent theft from Infosys, as it is a site of technology development and research. The Infosys campus is self sufficient and safe. Participants do not need to step out of the campus as the Infosys campus provides many options for eating, recreation, as well as shopping. Eating options on campus include: Continental food, Chinese food, Pizza and Indian food. Daily food expenses (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) could vary from $4.00 to $10.00 depending on the eating option chosen on the campus.
In order to ensure personal safety, participants are advised not to step out of the Infosys campus alone, but to go out in a group.
Additional information will be provided to registered participants, but we encourage you to consult the following websites as soon as possible.
Health and Fitness Requirements
The majority of USF's study abroad programs involve a great deal of walking, and in some cases hiking and trekking. The USF/Infosys Program is a largely resident-based program. Nevertheless, students will be required to climb stairs, and walk a great deal on campus, and on cultural and other field trips. While Mysore is relatively pollution free, Bangalore, Agra, and N Delhi may be polluted. Participants having respiratory illness should consult their doctor before embarking on this trip. Participants should be prepared to drink only bottled water (with the seal intact) and eat only at hygienic restaurants and cafeterias.
Generally, the climate in India in summer is very hot and humid. Mysore, because of its location, is quite comfortable. On side trips to Agra and N Delhi, participants can expect very high and humid temperatures.
According to the CDC, visitors to India are recommended to take a malarial prophylaxis (preventive medicine against malaria) and to be vaccinated against Typhoid. Please consult with your physician and go to the Hillsborough County Travel clinic (see link below) at least 6 weeks prior to your departure.
If you have any concerns regarding your health (mental or physical), please consult your doctor, and the staff of Education Abroad prior to the program!
Travel & Health
• Travel Health Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Travel Health Information from the Food and Drug Administration
• Travel Health Information from the World Health Organization
Hillsborough County Health Department Travel Clinic Website
Faculty and Contacts
Dr. Manish Argawal
Muma College of Business