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
There is no “good” and “bad” in the different culture, there is only “difference”. Do not judge any culture by your one perspective. That is the most important thing I learned during this tripPengyi Huang, Mount Allison University, Canada
India is a beautiful and stunning country, that is home to some of the most vivid and unbelievable cultures, religions, geography, arts, food and so much more. The people are so welcoming and generous that I was able to feel right at home in such a short amount of time.Adriano, Univ. of Michigan, USA
I love India. India is a rich place of culture. There is kindness here that may not be found anywhere else in the world. My heart is full of happiness after being here. I will come back and I hope to contribute more to the people here.Laura Villarreal, University of Iowa
India is an amazing country with such a deep and rich that you cannot manage to learn all in a lifetime. Friendly citizens, beautiful temples and amazing foodJeevon Cooper, Allegheny College
India is so unique and diverse. I think with all the time that we spent here that we learned a lot but we didn’t really even scratch the surface because there is always new things to learn about India. The people I have met here are some of the kindest in the world and I will definitely come back.Rachel Montgomery, Allegheny College
This program has made me change my focus of undergraduate studies to Global and Public Health .Joanna Bernatowicz, Cornell University, USA