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College/School Eligibility:

  • Industrial and Labor Relations

Class Year Eligibility:

  • First Year (undergrad)
  • Second Year (undergrad)
  • Third Year (undergrad)

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students

GPA Requirements:

Minimum GPA: 2.80


ILR undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) and Global Health students with a passion to give back within a global community, while learning about and experiencing Indian culture are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must be in good standing with their home college and the University (no pending Judicial Administrative violations or investigations), and they must be a registered full-time student at Cornell in the fall following the summer experience. The minimum GPA is a 2.8 for ILR and 3.0 for Global Health students at the time of departure.

Previous field experience is not required. 

Prior to their summer field experience in India, students must be on-campus during the spring semester to take the mandatory pre-departure course, ILRIC 4260 (enrollment in the course is mandatory).

Where would I be living? (note that the 2021 program will be virtual so this information does not apply). 

While taking classes in Mysore, students will live in SVYM's hostel in the KIADB Industrial Housing Area in Hebbal, Mysore. Accommodations are comfortable, with each student having their own room or sharing with another Cornell student. Each room has it's own bathroom with shower, western toilet and sink. All meals will be provided in the canteen located on the ground floor of the hostel.

During the Service Learning portion of the trip, housing will vary based on location. Students with placements in:

• Mysore will continue to live in SVYM's hostel.

• Saragur will live in the residential wing of the Vivekananda Memorial Hospital-Saragur.

• Kenchanahalli will live in housing within the SVYM Livelihood Center.

• Hosahalli will live in provided housing within the school campus.