Application Deadline & Fee

                   February 15, 2023; $75                          Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

June 4-19, 2023
2 weeks in India with online coursework due throughout the summer semester (May 10 - August 11)


Program Details

With field experiences in South Asia and North America, this program systematically explores the geography, history, culture, religion, politics, and ways that humans live in the varying natural environments of the earth. India has much to teach us about global geography with its location at the center of the ancient silk road and colonial empires and its emergence as a major democracy and economic force in the modern world. We'll spend some time at an ecovillage in rural India learning ways that humans can live in harmony with nature and spirituality. Academics and industry experts will meet with us in Mumbai before we head to the ancient Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta (UNESCO World Heritage sites). We'll visit Bibi-qa-Maqbara, a 17th century Mughal mausoleum known as "the poor man's Taj Mahal," in Aurangabad before taking a flight to the former Portuguese colony of Goa. We will explore other regions of the world via an online course through the rest of the summer semester. We'll reflect on the lessons learned from the rest of the world during an optional excursion to the UVU Capital Reef field station.   

Students will visit:

  • Mumbai
  • Govardhan Ecovillage
  • Aurangabad
  • Ajanta and Ellora cave temples
  • Goa
  • UVU Capital Reef Field Station (optional)


Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to take one of the following two course options:

GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography (3 credits)
No Prerequisites

Students that have already taken Survey of World Geography or who wish to specialize in the environmental aspect of the program can take:

GEOG 2000 Sustainability and Environment (3 credits)
No Prerequisites

GEOG 130G fulfills the UVU Social Science general education and the Global/Intercultural graduation requirements. GEOG 2000 fulfills the UVU Social Science general education requirement. 

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Prerequisite Course(s): none

Physical requirements: Significant walking on uneven surfaces and up steep stairs.  The weather might be hot and humid with heavy rain. Sanitation/utilities and facilities may not be to American standards. 

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the travelers responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or Covid-19 testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers housing, in-country transportation, all meals (except lunches and dinners in Aurangabad and Goa), tours, International Insurance.



*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($495 for 3 credits at $165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1200-$1500)
Lunches and dinners in Aurangabad and Goa (approx $200)
Discretionary spending (approx $100)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please visit the Scholarship Opportunities page for more information.

Financial Aid 

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.