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  • Locations: Agra, India; Bangalore, India; Delhi, India; Mysore, India
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirements:
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
Active USF Student, Degree Seeking USF Student
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Krissy Loveman
Minimum GPA:
Academic Good Standing
Sponsoring College:
College of Business
Program Primary Subject:
Computer and Information Sciences
Program Description:

India ISM
June 3- 23, 2017

Program Overview

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.

A previous program participant had this to say about the program:

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.

Please watch our YouTube video based on the 2010 program.

2017 Program Dates:

June 3: Depart from U.S.
June 4 - 19: Mysore

June 19-20: Agra
June 20-22: Delhi
June 22: Depart India


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Mysore (Mysuru) is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka in the Southern part of India, and close to Bangalore – India's technology hub. It is the former capital of the Mysore Maharajas and is a beautiful, colorful and fragrant city filled with palaces, sacred temples and gardens.  Students will also visit Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Delhi for touring.

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Host Institution

The courses and accommodations for the program will be at the Infosys campus which is an entirely self-sufficient compound providing accommodations, classroom, cafeteria and shopping facilities. Alcohol is totally prohibited on the INFOSYS campus.

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How to Apply

Start an application by clicking "Apply Now" at the top of this page. Students are evaluated and accepted on a rolling admissions basis until the program becomes full. 
  • Submitting an application is free!
  • The application can be started, saved, and completed over time. 
  • You must submit the Course Approval Form to in order to complete your online application.
  • Financially liability is not enforced until you choose to "commit" after you have been accepted. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Muma will be offering $1,000 to the first 20 students who complete the program application and pay the required deposit. 

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Academic Program and Course Information

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)

Students should be prepared to have several meetings and/or on-line course assignments and instruction prior to the beginning of the program in IndiaStudents will undertake intensive course work four days a week (generally 9:00AM-12:30PM, and then again from 1:30PM-4:30PM). On Wednesday afternoons, students will finish classes earlier for visits in and around Mysore. Weekend excursions and site-visits will run from Friday-Sunday.  Students should expect evening assignments during the week. All courses will be held at the Infosys facilities at Mysore.


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Course Approval Form

In order to complete your online application, the following form must be filled out and submitted to Please carefully read both pages 1 and 2 of the form for instructions. 

Required 2017 Course Approval Form
CAF India ISM 201705

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Travel Documentation

Students traveling to India on this program must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond the last date of travel (December 2017) - see In order to process Indian visa paperwork, students must have this passport ready by March 2017. The Education Abroad Office will assist students in obtaining visas. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for inquiring about additional passport validity and visa requirements.


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Dr. Manish Argawal
Muma College of Business 

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Program Costs

Program Fee: $2155 + Tuition

The program cost includes:

  • Mandatory Pre-departure Sessions
  • Accommodations at Infosys campus, and Double Occupancy Accommodations during weekend trips
  • Excursions to areas of interest (e.g. Delhi, Taj  Mahal, etc.)
  • Emergency Insurance
  • Visa to India
  • Meals during weekend excursions

The program fee does NOT include:

  • Vaccinations
  • International Airfare 
  • Weekday Meals ($200)
  • Optional trip cancellation/travel insurance
Payment Schedule:
  • Upon commitment - $500 deposit is due within 5 business days after charges are posted to your account
  • 90 days before departure - 25% of program fee is due, exclusive of tuition
  • 60 days before departure - 75% of program fee is due, exclusive of tuition
  • 30 days before departure - 100% of program fee is due, exclusive of tuition
  • Tuition is due at the time on campus tuition is normally due. Please see the Registrar's Calendar.

Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:

Students who have been accepted and are committed to the program are liable for the following post-commitment cancellation fees. Please read the Financial Terms and Conditions in your application for more details.
  • $100 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
  • $300 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
  • 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.*
*Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable.

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Living Arrangements

Students will be accommodated in rooms on the Mysore INFOSYS campus. While Infosys will try to provide individual single-rooms for each student, some students may stay in double-occupancy rooms based on demand and timing. During weekend excursions, students will stay double-occupancy rooms.

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Who Can Participate?

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed course work or have relevant work experience in System Analysis and Design, and Object Oriented Programming.

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How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that you will also be required to submit the Medical Questionnaire, but this is not a condition of acceptance to the program. Program enrollment is limited, so early application is encouraged!

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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.

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Getting There

You will be responsible for reserving and purchasing your international transportation to Bangalore, India, and on the way back, you should plan to fly out of New Delhi. It is strongly recommended that you purchase a ticket based on a recommended itinerary that will be provided to you as group travel is highly recommended. Please do not purchase your air ticket until you have received your visa for entry into India. Alternatively, you may purchase a ticket as long as you also purchase trip cancellation insurance that will completely refund the cost of the ticket should the program be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, or you are unable to receive your visa for entry to India.

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Medical Insurance

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Please note that the USF insurance does not include trip cancellation coverage or travel insurance (theft of luggage, costs due to delays in travel time, etc.), pre-existing conditions or on-going medical treatment.

Those who plan to travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  If not provided through your domestic health insurance carrier, this can be purchased separately through CISI or through another agency. The USF Card Center sells the International Student ID (ISIC) card which has a health insurance benefit in addition to providing student discounts overseas. For information, call the Card Center at (813) 974-2357 or visit the office located in the Marshall Center on the USF Tampa campus.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

  • The Education Abroad Office offers Study Abroad Scholarships. These are partial scholarships awarded on a competitive basis to degree-seeking USF students. Please visit here for application information and deadlines. Please note that these scholarships are never guaranteed, and awards can only help pay for a portion of your total costs. We highly encourage you to apply to many other scholarships.
  • Students who are eligible for loans and grants to take classes at USF may be able to use their assistance to study abroad.  USF students should contact the University of South Florida Office of Financial Aid (813) 974-4700 or visit here for further information. 
  • USF's Office of National Scholarships helps students identify and apply for national scholarships for study abroad. Access their website to get started!
  • Bulls in Asia ( is a one-stop resource for USF Students to learn about Asia-related study abroad, scholarships, internships, and post-graduate opportunities:

Additionally, the Muma College of Business will be administering scholarship awards as follows:

$1,000 to the first 20 students who complete the program application and pay the required deposit.

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Safety & Health

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.

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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

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Special Terms

Everyone is required to be professional dressed during working hours. This is usually business casual (without jackets). On Mondays and Tuesdays, all men are required to wear ties (no jackets required).

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Contacts for More Information

Program Director:
Dr. Manish Argawal
Muma College of Business 

Education Abroad Office:
Gateway Office
MSC 3301 (open for walk-in inquiries!) 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.