India Studies

Study at Bishop Appasamy College in India

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Ever dreamed of traveling to India and learning about the local culture while eating food such as dosa (Indian crepes) and curries? The CCCU's India Studies Program offers you just such an opportunity. The India Program partners with the Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences (BACAS) in Coimbatore. With a population of over 2 million, Coimbatore is an intricate mixture of modern business and ancient tradition and culture.

Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1995 by the Church of South India. The College today has over 70 faculty and 1000 students. Because of its Christian roots, BACAS is committed to offering a high quality, Christ-centered education. Studying at a Christian college in the largely Hindu environment of India will afford you with unique opportunities to study the intersection between faith and culture in an international context. For more information, check out Bestsemester: India.

Student Life

As an ISP student you will live near the Bishop Appasamy campus in housing. Public transportation is readily available. Students will be provided lunches, as well as a basic food allowance to purchase food for breakfast and some dinners.  You'll also be provided with cooking instructions for typical Indian dishes.  Groceries stores are conveniently located and very reasonable.


Contemporary India: Culture, Society & Challenges 4
India's Religious Landscape 3


Introduction to Tamil (new course starting spring 2014) 3
Indian Society & Social Work Intervention 3
Indian Literature 3
Indian Design: Traditional Costumes & Textiles 3
Indian Fine Arts 3
Culinary Dimensions of Culture 3
Current Perspective of Business in India 3
Field Experience 3


How to Apply:

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.
3. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at by October 1st (spring semester deadline) or February 1st (fall semester deadline).

For more information, contact:
Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University


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