Date Change!

The program dates for this program have been changed

from May 26-June 10 to June 10-23

Application Deadline & Fee

                   February 15, 2024; $75                          Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

Travel: June 10-23, 2024
Online Course: Full Summer Semester 


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 in Aurangabad before taking a flight to Jaipur, “the city of kings.” 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
  • Jaipur
  • 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)

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 course 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 over uneven surfaces. Poor sanitation typical of developing countries. India is very hot and humid at this time of year. Long plane ride.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the traveler's responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or COVID testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID 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. Students with significant physical or mental health needs should discuss their suitability for study abroad travel with their medical professional, UVU Student Health Services, UVU Accessibility Services, and/or family before making the decision to apply.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers housing, in-country transportation, most meals, tours, international insurance. The program fee does not include the listed Additional Estimated Costs. 


*This cost is tentative and based on program plans and the exchange rate at the time it was posted. This cost may or may not be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations, program revisions , and program date changes.

*Within 5 days of acceptance into a Study Abroad program, you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm your spot. See the Refunds and Cancellation policy.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs:

  • UVU study abroad tuition* ($495 for 3 credits at $165 per credit hour)
  • International Flight (approx $1200-$2000+)
  • Meals (approx $100 for non-covered meals)
  • Discretionary spending (approx $100 - $500 based on personal spending needs)
  • Passport ($165)
  • Indian E-visa ($40)

Students over the age of 73 at the time of travel may be required to purchase a supplemental international health and evacuation insurance plan through GeoBlue (approx $200-$500+)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for travel disruptions including lost luggage, possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit, missed flights, etc.

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


*UVU study abroad tuition is charged as an additional study abroad fee in your student account. It is separate from the study abroad program fee and regular UVU summer tuition. It is not factored into the "equal payment" calculation of the UVU Tuition Table. Study Abroad students are advised to only take study abroad courses during the block of their study abroad program.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click here for more information.

Financial Aid 

Pell Grants and Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to the UVU Study Abroad Advisor (LA 111) and a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

UVU Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver benefits may not be used to pay for study abroad tuition or fees.

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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.