Internship In India
Over a decade India has become one of the most popular internship destinations across the globe. With the growing phase of Indian economy and advancement in technology, foreign interns gets to learn and gain hands in experience in various fields like; Social Work, Media, Hospitality, Yoga, Arts & Culture, Travel, Medical and more. It is well known fact that, one of the legends of modern days Mr. Steve Jobs have traveled India before he stepped into the field of Information Technology.
In terms of Economy, India is the 7th largest economy of the world (GDP). There is a phenomenal mix of urban and rural population. Unity in diversity is what defines India’s geographical, cultural and societal wide spread; there are 29 States and 7 Union Territories. Starting from Himalayas in North, Desert lands of West, Tropical rainforests of North East to wonderful beaches of South and South East; one may experience almost every kind of gems gifted by nature.
There are few significant reasons why a foreign intern must visit India for an internship project;
- Historical Significance
India holds a very prime role in defining the history of evolution of modern age. In 1498 Vasco da Gama first arrived, followed by Portuguese in 1600s and then the historical arrival of British East India Company in 1700s. Today cities like; Panaji (Goa), Vasco da Gamma (Goa), Calcutta/Kolkata (West Bengal), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh),Bombay/Mumbai (Maharashtra); tells us the story of British India. Many buildings are standing tall for past 200 -300 years. While travelling to India many foreigners have found records of their ancestors. Hence, it could be an exciting and knowledgeable venture for students and aspirants seeking a career in world history.
- Exotic Travel Experience
Some say that, it may take lifetime of travelling, if someone wants to explore every exotic location of India. Its vast geographical spread makes it more exciting and adventures; India is known as one of the top 5 destinations of photographers and professional travelers. Destinations like; Kashmir, Leh-Laddakh, Shilma, Manali, Jaipur, Udaipur, Amritsar, Agra, Delhi, Jim Courbet National Park (Nainital), Darjeeling, Gangtok, Shilong (Scotland of East), Kolkata, Temples of Orissa, Andhra and Karnataka, Beaches of Goa, Back waters of Kerala, Vishakhapatnam, Kanyakumari are just few; there are number of many other locations that may make you spell bound with its beauty. Young and aspiring photographers, travel journalists, researchers cannot complete their study of world travel without visiting India.
- Arts and Culture
Ancient paintings, crafts, architecture, contemporary art work, modern day designing, classical dance forms, Music; all of these are enough for a passionate aspirant in the field of Arts and Culture. World famous Musician like; Pandit Ravi Shakar called as “Godfather of Word Music” has got his roots in India. A fine blend of soulful journey with Indian art, music, culture, meditation (yoga) will not only enhance your knowledge of thousand years of tradition but, will also give you the experience of lifetime that will always motivate you to do great work of your own. Exploring the edges of heights of arts and culture in India can never be complete however; it can be preserved in your memories and records for ever.
- Language Research
India is the origin land of one of the oldest languages; Sanskrit. Many foreign students and research scholars visit India to study ancient manuscripts of Vedic Sanskrit. Renowned universities have special wings for study of Sanskrit and Hindi. Students from various western countries takes up well designed exchange programs to complete their research work in Sanskrit and Hindi along with travelling in India.
- Adaptability and communication
India is the second largest English speaking population of the world. Well, one of the biggest concerns for any foreign traveler is to adapt with the locals of the destination country. Foreign national finds it very comfortable to communicate with locals as most of the people have English speaking ability.
- Cost and Living Expenses
Total cost of travelling in India is very nominal mostly because of the conversion rate of currencies. Tough there are world class luxurious hotels, trains and restaurants which could cost you wonders, but, that is limited to 10%. On an average one may expect to have spend no more than $ US 400 – $ US 500 per month.
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