Hyderabad, India

Promoting Children's Rights and Education

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Information for term Promoting Children's Rights and Education

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 11 – Jul 1, 2023 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 9 – 29, 2023 (3 weeks)


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Open whole new worlds of language and learning to underprivileged kids of all ages

Morning yoga and intercultural classes inspire you for your daily mission: teaching and mentoring young boys and girls, to make a difference in the slums of Hyderabad. Here you’ll work with a nonprofit organization (NGO) in government schools to teach subjects such as language and storytelling, math and science, or health and hygiene in ways that make learning more engaging and fun.

Teaming up with another Global Navigator participant, you’ll teach the same group of children for the entire stay, giving a chance to build a rapport with them and witness their progress. The children naturally benefit from exposure to native English speakers, so get ready to see their language skills grow day by day while listening, practicing and interacting with you!

In Hyderabad, you’ll see all sides of Indian life – from poverty to luxury, from traditional to ultramodern. During classes at the university, working onsite with the NGO, and back home in your hostel on campus, you’ll bond with your all-female CIEE cohort and reflect on your daily insights. Cultural activities and overnight excursions will take you to amazing palaces, mosques and temples, and to centuries-old markets, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. You’ll also visit the largest Tibetan settlement in India and a Jain temple with the world's tallest monolithic stone statue.

What else will you do? Dabble in henna design and Bollywood dance. Take Indian cooking classes in the Biryani capital of the world. Stretch your artistic skills during a 3-hour Indian mural-painting workshop. Savor some osmania biscuits with a cup of Irani chai, a classic Hyderabad tradition introduced by the Persians long ago.

Along with valuable hands-on teaching experience, you’ll gain a rare perspective about the educational system in another country. Return home with 50+ hours of International Service Learning, blog posts for your portfolio, and the intercultural experience of a lifetime.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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The Take-Aways

  • Leadership

    Teach and mentor children and teenagers through activity-based lessons and English conversation practice

  • Service

    Work with an NGO to educate children of all ages on basic academic subjects, health topics, and practical life skills

  • Certificate

    A certificate of International Service Learning (50+ hours)

Location & Culture

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A hilly city on the banks of the Musi River known for its film and tech industries, historic mosques and palaces, and upscale restaurants.

The capital of the southern state of Telangana is less touristy than other major destinations in India, but is rich in culture. There are bustling markets and dozens of places to find delicious food, including Hyderabad’s signature dish biryani and haleem, a stew popular in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Irani chai with osmania biscuits is the must-try combo at every market and café.

On your guided city tour you’ll visit famous Hyderabadi monuments, including Charminar, a majestic 16th century mosque set above the city’s main marketplace, and Chowmahalla Palace, an ornate architectural landmark with 19 huge chandeliers in the throne room alone. With so many historic sites, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Your tour also features: Mecca masjid, a massive mosque containing bricks made of soil from the holy site; the Qutb Shabi tombs, one of the most significant Islamic sites in India, and the adjacent Golkonda (“round shaped hill”) fort, excavation site of the Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds; Birla Temple, built of nearly 2,000 tons of white marble; and Salar Jung Museum, one of only three national museums in India.

In Hyderabad you’ll live in a hotel or service apartment. You’ll eat breakfast in the hotel and lunch at the NGO or a local restaurant. For dinner you’ll either head back to the hotel or go out with group to explore a range of different restaurants. Lentils, rice, potatoes, chickpeas, vegetables and yogurt are the mainstays, but some restaurants offer South Indian meals like biryani with meat and seafood as well. Popular foods include the crepe-like dosa, stuffed paratha bread, samosas and poori (puffed rotis deep fried in oil).

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blogs.

  • Housing

    University of Hyderabad international hostel on campus.

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Activities & Excursions


  • Get an inside view of the culture, history, and food of Hyderabad on a guided tour.
  • Take classes in Bollywood dance, henna design, and Indian cooking.
  • Learn different asanas (postures) during your morning yoga classes.
  • Go to a music concert and check out the local farmers’ market.
  • Get your thrills on the Tarzan swing and go rock climbing at Deccan Trails adventure park.
  • Tour Ramoji Film City, the world’s largest film studio. (Like Universal Studios, it has rides too!)
  • Shop for bangles and handicrafts and practice your bargaining skills at the vast Shilparamam market.
  • Help prepare lunch for local schools as a volunteer with a local foundation.


Take a two-day trip to Mysore, Bylakuppe and Sravanabelagola (or Mysuru) in India's southwestern Karnataka state. See the mesmerizing Mysore Palace, the centuries-old Devaraja Market, the largest Tibetan settlement in India, and much more.

​Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program only open to female participants
  • Program open to current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.



Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2023 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 11, 2023 Jul 1, 2023
Summer Session II 2023 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 9, 2023 Jul 29, 2023

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