Global Programs

India: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

A two-week program that starts in India's southern state of Kerala before moving to Mumbai and Delhi, this course examines India's system of higher education in comparison to the US and other countries. Through visits to universities and public and private colleges, you’ll engage in discussions with directors, faculty members, deans of students and their staffs, and students themselves. Special lectures by leading policy experts and scholars will help you understand the goals and future aspirations of Indian higher education and how higher education meets the social, political, and cultural needs of their society.


Kerala, Mumbai, and Delhi, India

Program Dates:

January 9 - 22, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Admissions for 2016 intersession programs will open in August, 2015.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students
  • Professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Education and Social Policy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the course listed below for 3 points. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

HPSE-GE 2152 Section 095 ( Class # 7785 ) - Global Perspectives in Higher Education (3 Points)

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

2013 Course Syllabus


Ann Marcus, EdD

 Professor of Higher Education, Director of the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology

Teboho Moja, PhD

Clinical Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology


2015 Graduate Tuition: $1,479 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2015 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2015.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2015 Housing Fees: $700

2015 Activity Fees: $700

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


You will travel with the group and stay in shared accommodations in Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should purchase a multi-city ticket to fly into Kerala (Trivandrum International Airport -TRV), and return from Delhi (DEL). Group travel to Mumbai and Delhi will be prearranged and covered by housing/activity fees. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, India Visa Center, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather:  Participants should be prepared for great variations in weather.  The average high is 95°F in South India, while temperatures in the North can drop to 45°F.

Helpful links:Indian Meteorological Department