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 feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience a little bit of Indian culture and to have learned about a non-Western country’s perspective on health!Emma Norton, Allegheny College
I think that working hard and trying my best to understand expectations in a calm, direct way is a big take away. I would like to pursue a major in psychology along with my global health major now.Blair Proteau, Allegheny College
Some of my most memorable experiences include the mobile health unit and having tea in a tea stall after going to a temple with community health workers and visiting a village.Emma Sillman, University of IOWA
I have learned a great deal about Indian culture. I hope to continue my study of Carnatic music once I return to the US!Joanna Rusche, The University of Michigan
I'm not sure exactly how it changed my life. But, it made me aware of saving energy, water, and food waste plus living in a simple way.Jung Yoon Wie, The University of Michigan
In addition to my thoughts below, I'm starting to think a lot about Om and vibrations in general, and how that can really impact how I think about the sounds I make in my music and the kind of effect that is possible with them.Cameron Blake, The University of Michigan