Religions of India

This program will not run the summer 2015; however, please check back for information on the summer 2016.

Visit the Religions in India Photo Gallery


10 May - 29 May 2014

The Program

For millennia the religions of India, being both diverse and creative, have contributed to a rich cultural tapestry.  This course explores some of this richness primarily in the Ganges River basin in eastern India.  We experience Indian cultural achievements in Hardwar, Leh, Agra’s Taj Mahal, and Delhi. Many visits to local, national, and World Heritage sites sacred to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians complement course readings, lectures, a test, and an independent study project.

For additional program information and class photos visit Religions of India on the web.

Academic Credit

Religion 499 (4 hrs)/599 (4 hrs)


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the Religions of India Director.


$5449 undergraduate/$5649 graduate

Cost includes round-trip airfare, international student identity card, tuition, fees, lodging, ground transportation, and field trips.

Financial Aid

The Religion in India Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a 2013 - 2014 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university’s Financial Aid Office.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by 21 February 2014. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than 28 February 2014.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 28 February 2014. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations. 

Program Director Information

Dr. Daniel Capper, Director
Phone: 601.266.4518