Resources and other cultural exchanges between India and the students of Syracuse University.
Part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the South Asia Center is a United States Department of Education National Resource Center that, in collaboration with Cornell University, forms a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region. The South Asia Center coordinates a variety of colloquia, films, cultural programs, and other activities for the Syracuse University community as well as for faculty and students at nearby colleges.
Orange Bhangra is a student-run Bhangra team at Syracuse University. Syracuse Orange Bhangra was started in 2004 by Khurram Mehtabdin, and it is an official club sport. Jeenu nachne da chaa oh hi nachda!
The Syracuse University Library’s collection on South Asia is considered one of the best on the East Coast. Supported in part by federal grants, its content enhances and supports the South Asian Studies Program and related areas at the Moynihan South Asia Center.
Offered as an academic minor in the School of Arts and Sciences, South Asia Studies is an interdisciplinary effort that focuses on the cultures, politics, history, arts, and current events of South Asia (the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Located in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the South Asia Center is a National Resource Center for South Asia, funded by the U. S. Department of Education, in a consortium with Cornell University.
The Slutzker Center for International Services (SCIS) is an administrative office of Syracuse University with a 52 year history of serving international students and scholars from all over the world. It provides counseling, English-language support, and a weekly newsletter for international SU students.
SU has numerous study abroad opportunities in India, including: Pitt in the Himalayas, SIT India: Public Health, Public Advocacy, and Community, the SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change program, and the Newhouse Bollywood Internship program.
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The South Asian Student Association collectively embraces the cultures of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SASA provides an interactive and safe environment for all students, both of South Asian, and non-South Asian background, to explore the vastness of South Asia through events including movies, music, dance, celebrations, and bi-monthly meetings, focused on discussing social and political issues.