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Housing

During the four-week session in Delhi, you’ll stay in a room with two other students at Hotel Samrat, a four-star property. During the two weeks of fieldwork, you’ll be traveling and sharing a room with other student participants in prearranged hotels/guest houses. After the fieldwork trip, you’ll return to the Hotel Samrat briefly for the last two nights of the program.

Hotel - first four weeks

Your rooms are conveniently located near the venue for your classes. The rooms have tea/coffee makers and satellite television. The campus is in the diplomatic quarter of New Delhi, Chanakyapuri, where the international embassies (including the US Embassy) are also located. Room assignments are allocated after you arrive in New Delhi. Depending on availability, you may share a room with one or two other students of the same gender.

Accommodations

  • Shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (breakfast at the hotel daily and lunch at the academic venue on working weekdays only)

Live with

  • International students
  • UC students
  • US students
  • Local students

Commute

For the first four weeks of the program, your commute is a short walk from your hotel.

Hotel - final two weeks

During the service learning portion of your program, you’ll travel in a group and live in prearranged hotels/guest houses with one or two other students. The hotel/guest house will be located in a safe and secure location. Local program staff will accompany you and be available to answer questions to ensure you have support, including language translation where needed. After your service learning work has ended, you’ll return to the hotel in New Delhi to wrap up your program.

Accommodations

  • Shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (all meals provided)

Live with

  • International students
  • UC students
  • US students
  • Local students

Commute

A typical daily commute is less than 30 minutes, but varies depending on the location of the hotel and your service location. If your service location is close to the hotel, you can walk each day accompanied by staff or security. Otherwise, air-conditioned transportation will be arranged to get you from the hotel to your service site. You’ll share transportation with other students on your program who are working at or near the same location.