This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at The University of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad (pop. 6,809,970) is India's fourth largest city and is one of the major centers of information technology in the country, earning it the nickname "Cyberabad". Located in the center of the country, Hyderabad has moderate temperatures year round.
Hyderabad was founded about 500 years ago. Despite its short history, the city still contains some of India's most treasured historic sites, such as the Charminar and Golcanda Fort. The city has always had a high Muslim population, and this has created a unique culture in both the city and among the worldwide community of "Hyderabad Muslims".
Thanks in large part to the recent technology boom in the city, Hyderabad has grown very quickly. This has caused a noticeable, but amicable, divide between the new, IT-focused city and the traditional Old City, with its closely held and longstanding cultural values. Participants on this program will experience both sides of the city, as well as the more common confluence of these cultures.