Greetings from the International Summer School, New Delhi (ISS; www.issnewdelhi.in)!
I am pleased to inform you that the online application process for admissions into our 2019 session has now commenced. This summer’s session, which will be our seventh, is scheduled to take place between Sunday, June 23 and Friday, August 2, 2019.
Established in 2013, the ISS is an intensive, six-week academic program that brings together students from all over the world as they study and interact with one another over the course of a summer in India’s national capital.
Each year, the program is convened during the summers under the banner of the Government’s acclaimed Incredible India campaign and has regularly had support from the Ministry of External Affairs and associated entities.
The academic venue for our 2019 session will once again be the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library which is situated inside the historic Teen Murti House, the official residence of India's first Prime Minister
The ISS aims at promoting international goodwill and cross-cultural dialogue amongst promising young individuals, developing their potential as future leaders in government, business and civil society; with India as a study model, it offers undergraduate course modules and experiences that introduce the students to a range of issues and debates that are shaping contemporary developing societies.
Over the past six years, the program has had representation from 50 countries spread across six continents. In addition to India, these include Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Many of these students have attended some of the most renowned universities, globally. In fact, the ISS has formal partnerships & associations in place with institutions such as the University of California, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo, Singapore Management University, the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, the Royal University of Bhutan and the University of Adelaide.