Enshrined in the values of Satya (truthfulness), Ahimsa (Non Violence), Seva (Service) and Tyaga (Sacrifice), Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is engaged in building a new civil society in India through its grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education and Community Development sectors. SVYM is rendering its service to the rural, tribal and marginalized community in Karnataka from the past 3 decades.
Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS) an initiative of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement is a global initiative to build thought leaders in the social space through exposure to the Indian context and value perspectives.
Through our years of research and analysis, we create bespoke offerings of educational courses, field trips and hands on learning that take students through an scintillating journey of Indian Immersion.
Hear what they say
I learned to live In a different culture. I experience something totally different from the USA which has helped me greatly with my own personal developmentHannah Blinn, Allegheny College
My overall Learning from the internship is that Global citizenship is earned, it is not a privilegeOre Afon, Cornell University
I learned to be more appreciative of what I have, I learned to be more patient and I learned I can get along with a wide range of peopleTara Sarkar, Teaching Assistant, Cornell University
This program and the mentorship of Steveji has helped me develop a more detailed understanding of how I fit into the world. My Perspective towards life has shifted compared to where it was a month ago. I feel more in harmony with the world than I everMark Augustine "Gus" Schissler, Jr., The University of Michigan
It feels as though my whole life has prepared me for this moment. This program has been the turning point for me. Swamiji’s teaching will shape my personal and professional lifeAnthony Mai, University of Iowa
I hope that one day I will find some way to express how deeply my experience at SVYM has affected me as a person and as a musician. In the meantime, I will move forward with my endeavors to become a stronger musician and a more compassionate world citizen with more fervor than ever.Aaron “AJ” Covey, University of Michigan