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December 26, 2011 to January 9, 2012

Price with airfare: $4,995
Price without airfare: Not Available

Application Deadline: September 30, 2011

Early Application Deadline: $100 Discount for applications received by September 16, 2011!

Credit: 3 hours


Think exotic, think India, colorful land of tigers, temples, turmeric, and tea. Join the 2011-2012 CCSA India program December 26 through January 9 to explore the southwestern tip of India, from the ancient cities of Kochi and Mandurai, centers of the spice trade and colonial settlement, to the world-renowned wildlife center of Periyar in Kerala, listed by National Geographic as one of the “top ten paradises of the world.”

By combining this intensive study abroad experience with course-specific directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.

Please carefully read Program Details for additional information pertinent to all CCSA programs.


Participants in the India Program reside in area hotels. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms; single rooms may be available at an additional cost. Daily breakfasts and some additional meals are included in the program price.


The price of the India Program is $4995. This includes round-trip transportation from designated cities, internal air transportation, airport transfers, accommodations, daily breakfast, program excursions, health insurance and some additional meals.

Most meals, other than breakfast, are at the participant’s own expense. A minimum of $400 should be budgeted for meals, additional transportation, entrance fees and departure tax (if applicable). Participants should also budget additional funds for personal expenses such as souvenirs and independent travel, based upon their individual spending habits.

Tuition is not included in the program costs detailed above. Please refer to Registration/Tuition & Fees for additional information.

All prices are subject to change in the event of unanticipated increases in airfares, monetary exchange rates or other changes in program costs. In some cases, program items may be deleted in lieu of a price increase.


Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the September 30, 2011 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications. Notification regarding acceptance to the program will be sent shortly after receipt of the application and deposit in the CCSA central office.

For students from outside the CCSA consortium, notification will follow receipt of the application, deposit and additional application materials as specified on page 14. Confirmation of specific course selection will be provided approximately three weeks after the application deadline.

NOTE: A $100 reduction in the program price will be awarded to those who submit their applications before or on September 16, 2011. This discount will be applied to the final payment due on November 4, 2011.
  • A $200 deposit is due at the time of application. 
  • A first payment of $2200 to cover the airline ticket price and deposits on arrangements in India is due by the application deadline date, September 30, 2011. 
  • The second and final payment of $2595, plus single room price (if applicable), is due by November 4, 2011.
Please familiarize yourself with the Cancellation Policy.

Checks should be made payable to “CCSA.” Please consider your cancelled check as receipt for payment. Returned checks will incur a $20 penalty fee. CCSA also accepts Visa and MasterCard. 

Please see the Payment page on the website.


The Indian government requires that U.S. citizens acquire visitor visas for travel to India. Visa processing will be coordinated through the CCSA central office. A current passport is required to apply for a visitor visa; therefore, it is crucial that participants apply for passports as early as possible. 

Please refer to the Passport/Visa section for additional information.


The following is a description of the course of study offered for this CCSA program. Applicants may register for courses offered by professors from any member institution. Students are encouraged to e-mail faculty to learn more about the classes.


Discovering & Photographing Cultural Richness in the South of India

After Slum Dog Millionaire, you might think you know India. However, India is a land of many cultures, colors, languages and traditions. On this trip to the south of India, we will see the other side of India--the side with beaches, houseboats, European influences, Christian churches, Jewish temples and some of the most colorful Hindu temples in existence. We will travel to Kerala along the famous Malabar coast and to Tamil Nadu with its colorful people and tea plantations. You will photograph, experience and finally create a book of memories.
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Ms. Barbara Houghton [] & Mr.Thom McGovern [] Northern Kentucky University)