Office of International Programs

Brown in India - PROGRAM ON HIATUS as of 2015-16

At a Glance
City: Delhi
Partners:  St. Stephens College, Lady Shri Ram College
Housing:  Shared flat
Language Requirement: none
Calendar: Fall or Year
Accepts Non-Brown Students: Yes

This program is on hiatus as of 2015-16. Please contact the Office of International Programs with any questions.



Delhi is the beating heart of India, a vast metropolis rich with culture, architecture and human diversity. Home to 15 million people, the sprawling city is divided into Old and New Delhi, enhanced by a vibrant mixture of soaring skyscrapers, majestic avenues and bustling commercial centers. 

Students on the Brown in India program are required to take a Hindi language course and choose between direct enrollment at St. Stephen's College or Lady Shri Ram College for Women.  

At both colleges, students live in furnished apartments. Housing in India is arranged by the program's on-site coordinator with the goal of local integration and safety in mind. 


Brown's India program begins in June, with a month-long orientation to the Hindi language in Mussoorie, Landour. Students enjoy their stay at Mussoorie, which sits at an elevation of 7,000 feet and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks and Doon Valley.

Orientation instructors have over 15 years of teaching experience and are carefully selected and trained. Orientation prepares students for their semester or year-long study of Hindi once they enroll at their chosen college.


Students enroll in one of two prestigious colleges in Delhi: St. Stephen's College or Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Both colleges are English language institutions serving approximately 1,500 undergraduates. 

The colleges follow a British-style educational system of tutorials and lectures. Students participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports and theme clubs, that allow them to interact with host national students.

Students take up to three courses in any of St. Stephen's or Lady Shri Ram's academic departments. Students continue to take Hindi language throughout their enrollment period. All instruction is in English with the exception of the Hindi language course. Students in the St. Stephen's program pursue an honors course of study. 

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester : mid-June through December
  • Full Academic Year: mid-June through April 


Students live in shared flats that are furnished and air-conditioned. A cook comes in twice a day to cook meals.

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