Study Abroad in Hyderabad, India

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Living Abroad - January Term 2021

AIFS in Hyderabad Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Dr. Sumana Kasturi

Phone: 91-40-23132808/2301290

Namaste! - that's hello in Hindi; but I also speak English, Telugu and Urdu. I'm excited to introduce you to the incredible diversity you'll find here in India.

I was born in Illinois but moved to India when I was very young. As my father was a professor at the University of Hyderabad, I lived on the campus for 10 years, so I am extremely familiar with the place that will be your temporary home! I also lived in the U.S. for 12 years so have experience in both education systems. I have an MA in Media Studies and Education from Penn State University and a PhD in Communications from the University of Hyderabad. I fully understand the adjustment you will experience as you acclimate to this new culture. My colleague Ishmeet and I, will do everything we can to make your stay here a comfortable, enriching and successful one.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Housing and Meals

Student Residence

You will stay in the International Student Residence on campus with other AIFS and international students. The residence is basic but comfortable and includes:

  • Shared dining room, computer room and common room as well as laundry facilities
  • Double rooms (single rooms available for a supplemental fee)
  • 3 meals a day in the cafeteria

Please check with your AIFS Admissions officer if you would like a single room.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Indian culture, you will have the opportunity to participate in different activities such as:

  • Guided city tour of Hyderabad
  • Indian cooking lesson
  • Indian dance lesson
  • Walking tour
  • Museum visit

Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

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