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) 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 leave here with full belief that cultural exchange of this sort is not only great but crucial as the world gets smaller. This level of understanding yields peace and love.Kevin Allswede, The University of Michigan
At the beginning of the trip, we talked a lot about what it meant to be a global citizen. While that is a super complex idea, I think my experiences in India have reshaped my view of the world and begin to understand what it means to live in a global world.Nina Holley, Colorado College
This has been a life changing experience full of important lessons that will impact the way I view life and my career forever. Every issue has so many components, and without the correct context and mindset, misinterpretation is inevitable. I feel as though I have learned how to have a learning, not a judging mindset.Sarah Barker, Colorado College
This experience reinvigorated my passion for learning that I had not even realized was slipping away in the melee of papers and deadlines in college.Elizabeth Whitney Cook, Cornell University
With humility and high hopes, I leave with the potential to introduce my leanings and excitement back into my communities at home!Deepa Saharia, Cornell University
The biggest thing that I learned about myself was that I am capable of thriving in new situations. Academically, I learned about community health outreach initiatives, the importance of being a “big systems” thinker, and the healthcare system of India. I also learned so much about the culture and religious aspects of India.Trevor Drulia, Allegheny College, USA