University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

University Studies Abroad Consortium | USAC

For 30 years, USAC has provided university students with affordable, valuable study abroad programs and contributed to the internationalization of universities in the US and abroad; we currently have program locations in 25 countries with many locations unique for study abroad. Students from any university are welcome to participate; students from more than 800 universities around the world have studied on USAC programs over its thirty-year history.

USAC’s mission is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the global society of the twenty-first century. We strive to provide an authentic, quality context in which students may grow into engaged citizens of the world, not only in the classroom but also through fieldtrips, integrated living and academic experiences, sports, internships, and volunteer and service learning opportunities.


Who is USAC?

USAC Central Office and Member University staff work closely with our on-site Resident Directors, Program Coordinators, staff, and faculty to ensure that students receive personalized care and support during your time abroad.


USACs Affiliate Universities

USAC is a non-profit consortium of 33 US universities. The Affiliate Universities serve a governance and strategic role for USAC, such as approving curriculum and issuing transcripts for USAC Specialty programs. Students need not attend an Affiliate University to participate on a USAC program. In fact, students from more than 800 universities worldwide have participated on USAC programs in its 30+ year history.


Why Study Abroad with USAC?

We pride ourselves on providing well-rounded, academically sound and credible programs in non-traditional locations or in unique parts of more traditional places. By choosing a USAC program, you have flexibility in the length and time of your study (short-term summer or January programs from three to ten weeks, to semester, trimester, or year options) and a wide range of courses to choose from, plus small class sizes, a multitude of disciplines taught in English, and language study at any level of proficiency from beginning to advanced and with no language prerequisite. Many of our locations have the option of intensive language study, where you can earn up to two years-worth of credit in one semester. USAC alumni give our programs a 94% recommendation rate.

USAC offers various programs at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore which offers a wide array of informal and formal opportunities to enrich your time abroad and immerse yourself in your host culture, integrating with the local and global community. Internships, field study, and service learning courses offer for-credit opportunities to combine tangible experience and university credit. Volunteer opportunities, field trips and tours, activities with locals and as part of the host campus, cultural and sporting opportunities, and much more provide social and cultural context—both meaningful and enjoyable — to your studies abroad.


On-Site Staff for Bangalore, India

Bangalore program has a Resident Director who oversees the USAC office abroad and is responsible for the overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips, and overseeing your general well-being. Jacob John is the Resident Director for the Bangalore program and is a 8 -year veteran of USAC. Jacob graduated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) with a degree in Catering and Hospitality Management. He has been a resident of Bangalore for more than 41 years and speaks Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and English. Seema Saji also assists USAC students at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) while in Bangalore. The on-site staff will provide the mandatory orientation, help you with your cultural, social and educational adjustment, assist with your class registration and housing, organize local field trips, and oversee your general well-being.

 

Contact USAC

University Studies Abroad Consortium
Virginia Street Gym #5
1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 0323
Reno, NV 89557-0323

Toll-free: 1.866.404.USAC (8722)
Phone: 1.775.784.6569
Fax: 1.775.784.6010

Email : studyabroad@usac.unr.edu
Website : http://usac.unr.edu