Arizona in India: Religion and Life in Mysuru (Mysore)

Arizona in India: Religion and Life in Mysuru (Mysore)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25early Juneearly JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hotel
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Explore the mix of cultures and traditions in southern India and earn 6 credits in religious studies! Both program courses count towards UA general education requirements. 

For further information and a general overview of the course please click on this video of Arizona in India.


Tentative Summer 2018 Dates: TBD

RELI 230: Religions of India: An introduction to religions that originated in India - Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism - as well as other religious traditions that are part of lndian society.

RELI 345: Religion and the Arts in India: Will examine the role of the visual, material, literary, and performance arts in the construction of religious knowledge in the religious traditions of India. The primary focus will be the historical development of the arts and aesthetic styles in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity in South Asia.

Upper division credit in Religious Studies may be arranged at the discretion of the faculty director.


Dr. Caleb Simmons


Orientation will take place in Bangalore before the group travels to the host city of Mysore.

One of South India’s most famous tourist destinations, Mysuru (which recently changed its name from Mysore) is known for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings. Its World Heritage–listed palace may be what brings most travellers here, but it’s also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. These days ashtanga yoga is another drawcard, attracting visitors worldwide with its reputation as one of India’s best places to practice yoga.

Source: Lonely Planet


Students will be housed in the Quorom Hotel for the duration of the program.

Links of Interest

University of Arizona Religious Studies

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