SITA (South India Term Abroad)

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught in English. On-site Tamil language study required. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Social sciences, literature, religion
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; area studies course
  • Number of program participants: 18

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken as a group or with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to late November
  • Spring: Early January to late April


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a faculty reference.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa requirements.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Madurai and Los Angeles.