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
India is very interesting, and I am more interested in many social issues that the country currently faces. I have gained a larger understanding of healthcare in the country than before, and appreciate my time here learning about what I can offer and what India can offer me.Annika Ajay - Global Service-Learning Program 2022, Cornell University.
I am leaving with a brand new and culturally enriched perspective on India.Mohona Ganguly - Global Service-Learning Program 2022, Cornell University.
I feel like India gets such a bad rap about everything bad that happens, but the world doesn't see all the amazing things that do happen and the good work that so many people are doing. I feel like India is an amazing place with a rich history of culture and strife, and SVYM is really doing so much to augment the experience for everyone both foreign and native.Eric Gan - Global Service-Learning Program 2022, Cornell University.
I have loved my time in India, the time was too short and I would love to come back again. The diverse culture and beautiful scenery gave me a great experience in the global setting. India is very rich in culture and history, and SVYM's work here is truly phenomenal and inspiring to see and be a part of.Abby Gorra - Global Service-Learning Program 2022, Cornell University.
This program has taught me a lot. I've learned about the tribal people and their lifestyles, I've learned what rural healthcare in India looks like, I've learned how to work with different types of people, and I've learned how to carry out a project.Sanjana Murthy – Internship Program 2022, University of Pittsburgh.
Thank you so much for everything. You made us feel SVYM like a second home! I am so blessed and grateful to have had this opportunity with you all and I’m so so so sad to leave. Thank you!!! India is such a beautiful place filled with amazing people. The culture is so rich and I can’t wait to tell people back home about how amazing it is. I cannot wait to come back! I’m going to miss India very very much.Helen Heyer Walsh - University of Minnesota