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
I absolutely loved my time here. You have all taught mush much about your NGO, Country and Culture. Thank you I hope to come back soon!Alexandra V. Romfoe, University of Minnesota
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of this amazing program. My memories here will hopefully stay with me forever!Eric Huang, University of Minnesota
This experience will help me greatly in the future! It really helped in seeing healthcare not just learning it.E.B. Floersch, University of Minnesota
Thank you beyond words for welcoming us all and investing in us. I am forever grateful! I will miss this beautiful country, people and culture!Hailey Roberts, University of Minnesota
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