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Pune, India

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This program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester.

Course Offerings: Business, Communications, Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Studio and Performing Arts
Dates:  January - April (Spring semester only)
Location: Pune, India
Price: $17,823 (tentative)
Financial Aid: Eligible students can use their entire SAU financial aid package (excluding work study grants) for one semester.

Program description

The Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME) in Pune is one of the only Liberal Arts institutions in India. FLAME students choose classes from one of four schools: the School of Business, School of Communication, School of Liberal Education, or the School of Performing Arts. FLAME strives to create a multidisciplinary academic environment that fosters students' holistic development. This program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Program highlights

  • FLAME aims to create a genuinely well-rounded student with holistic development and a participative learning environment.
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses offered in English
  • FLAME offers 75 acres of tranquil space, just a few miles from the bustling city of Pune
  • A city within the city, the campus has everything you would expect from an international school: lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, student union, 24-hour Wi-Fi, computing facilities and accommodation, as well as a supermarket, bookshops, and medical facilities
  • Apartment style housing with double rooms; campus dining serves a vegetarian menu
  • Sports activities and facilities, including an access to an 18-hole golf course
  • Shuttle bus service between the campus and the city of Pune

What is included

  • SAU zone tuition (12-18 credits)
  • Room and board
  • International Health Insurance

What is not included

  • Passport
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Books
  • Personal expenses and spending money

Application deadlines

  • Spring Semester: October 1

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit your $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by October 1.

  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • The application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after October 1.

Payment details

  • $500 application deposit due by October 1.
  • Remaining balance due by December 20.
  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • Please submit your final payment directly to Student Account Services.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after the December 20 payment deadline.