Study Abroad


Pune, India

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This program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 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: $19,141 (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
  • SAU Study Abroad Fees

What is not included

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

How to apply

Application deadline - October 1
Step 1: Complete the Online SAU Application.  
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove.
Step 3. Submit your $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove (checks payable to St. Ambrose University).
Step 4: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.

Payment deadlines and instructions

  • October 1: $500 deposit due.
    Turn in your deposit to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove.
    Deposit checks should be made payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • December 20: final payment due.
    Submit your final payment to Student Accounts.
    Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University or pay online with credit card.
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2015 term.

Payment details

• The $500 deposit is refundable ONLY if you are not accepted.
• The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
• Credit card users will incur additional service fees.
• The final payment is non-refundable after December 20.