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India: The Initiative for Children™

India: The Initiative for Children™

Make a difference in the lives of Indian youth as you discover authentic India, from the Taj Mahal to the royal city of Jaipur.


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  • Live in the royal city of Jaipur, known as the “Pink City” for the distinctive color of its old city
  • Teach India’s children and support infrastructure projects at local schools
  • Take part in an Indian cooking lesson, dress workshops, and yoga sessions
  • Camp in the desert outskirts of Pushkar after experiencing a unique camel safari
  • Travel to the Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument to love

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Full of diverse people, dramatic landscapes and spiritual energy, the magical land of India awaits you. You'll have the opportunity to teach India's underserved children and volunteer on community development projects. Immerse yourself in cultural activities like Bollywood dance, traditional Indian cooking and yoga sessions. Discover this unique culture as you tour the royal city of Jaipur, go on a camel ride in the desert, and visit incredible temples. Gain invaluable cultural knowledge and insight on this once-in-a-lifetime Indian adventure.

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Community Service

Be part of the initiative to support children academically in a part of the world where the literacy rate is below 70%. In Jaipur, you’ll work with an orphanage that serves children affected by India's HIV epidemic. Your service may range from improving infrastructure to beautifying the facilities or even engaging in structured play with the kids. In Pushkar, volunteer at a school for underprivileged children. Return to Jaipur to teach children in a government school, where funding is almost non-existent and the need is great.

Hands-On Learning

Discover India’s diverse religious history as you visit a historic temple famous for being the only one erected for Brahma, and participate in yoga sessions Take a town tour in Pushkar and visit a colorful and vibrant local market where you can shop for items like embroidered clothing, jewelry and traditional goods. Between sightseeing and participating in various cultural activities, learn about and discuss the preeminent issues in the region, from access to health care to educational opportunities for youth.

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India is a place that beckons you to adventure at every corner. Take a cable car ride to a temple at the top of a mountain, with stunning aerial views of the desert and town below. Visit sacred Lake Pushkar, a site of religious significance to those practicing Hinduism. You’ll also have the chance to camp over night in the desert outskirts and ride a camel. And of course, no trip to India would be complete without the ultimate bucket list item: an excursion to the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.


In both Jaipur and Pushkar, Home Bases will be hotels with nice, clean and safe accommodations. Students will stay in gender-segregated rooms with roommates and have access to shared bathrooms. Meals will consist of mostly vegetarian dishes due to the local culture, but non-vegetarian dishes will also be provided.

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Dates & Tuition

India: The Initiative for Children™ 21-Day Program Flagship
2020 Dates
Jul 1 - Jul 21, 2020
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $4,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 45
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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