English On The Road - India

English on the Road
  • Enjoy 2 weeks of language studies plus a nine-day or six-day tour of the Indian mountain regions in the north
  • A unique opportunity to combine guided travel and study
  • Improve your English in New Delhi’s first ever Canadian-run language institute
  • Put your language skills to the test (English or Hindi) with life on the road
  • Travel in safety and comfort with ILSC classmates and group leaders (English or Hindi)
  • Take advantage of ILSC–New Delhi’s Free Survival Hindi lessons before setting out
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Program Description

Put some adventure into your English with English on the Road. ILSC offers you a chance to explore various regions around Northern India during 6 or 9 day tour packages. Study for two weeks before embarking on the tour where you’ll be able to put your skills to the test, talking with locals and other students. Experience the unique culture and landscape of various cities and regions in India—an ILSC staff member will be on the tour to offer support along the way. ILSC–New Delhi offers three unique tours and you can even combine two tours to enjoy a two week adventure.

Entry Requirements

ILSC Intermediate Level 3

Program Length

Summer Tour Full-Time Intensive Course, Traveling length: 9 day Himachal Trip, and/or 6 day Rishikesh/Amritsar Trip

Winter Tour Full-Time Intensive Course, Traveling length: 9 days (Rajasthan), and/or 6 days (Rishikesh/Amritsar)

2016 Start Dates

Tour #1 Himachal Pradesh

Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Sep 11*

*Sep 11 tour will run depending on monsoon

Tour #2 Rishikesh / Haridwar and Amritsar

Jan 11, Mar 15, May 24

Tour #3 Rajasthan State

Jan 9, Feb 6, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16

Study: Every Monday except the last week of a session.

Tour Overview

Summer Tour
Himachal Pradesh

“HP” as it is commonly called, is a state located in the northern part of India. It is also known as the land of eternal snow because of its high altitude and year-round snow cover. During the time of the Raj, the British set up many hill stations in this northern region as a way to escape the hot Delhi summers. To this day, they remain a popular tourist destination, and a must for people to visit during India's hot summer months.

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

Best known as the place of exile for the Tibetan Government, both of these spots attract their fair share of visitors in the summer months.

Manali

This is the last major settlement at the northernmost end of the Kullu Vally. Take a jeep ride up to the Rohtang Pass or explore the old town of Manali.

Check out our Himachel EOR video

Winter Tour
Rajasthan State

Known as “The Princely State of India”, Rajasthan offers unparalleled sightseeing experiences. Jaipur, “The Pink City”, is a capital full of stunning hilltop forts and glorious royal palaces alongside bargain-filled bazaars. Next, Jaisalmer is a giant golden sandcastle with an exotic town attached. It is the stuff of legend as its streets hide palaces of crumbling beauty and the sky spreads across the dunes of the Great Thar Desert. Imagine a safari on camelback where you watch the sun set in the desert around a fire while listening to beautiful Rajasthani music… From pink to gold to “The Blue City”, Jodhpur encloses the awesome Meherangarh Fort which looms above narrow Brahmin-blue lanes as if from a real-life movie. The scent of spices fills the air while long-mustached men pose for pictures. Finally, Udaipur, the Venice of the East, has the splendid Lake Pichola with the floating Lake Palace—where James Bond’s Octopussy was filmed. Palaces, havelis and temples appear around every corner as you end the Rajasthani day watching the sunset from your rooftop hotel…

Check out our Rajasthan EOR video

Year-Round Tour
Rishikesh

This quiet and serene village, known as the “Yoga Capital of the World,” is nestled at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. The setting is conducive to peaceful mind expansion and you can spend your time meditating or doing yoga at one of the many ashrams. In the evening, the breeze from the valley tickles the temple bells as sadhus (Hindu holy men), pilgrims and tourists undertake the nightly ganga aarti ceremony.

Rishikesh is very New Age: take an intro lesson in sitar or tabla on your hotel roof; try laughing yoga; practice gong meditation; experience crystal healing; chant mantras; and listen to spiritually uplifting music as you sip Ayurvedic tea. But it’s not all spiritual. Rishikesh is where the mighty Ganges comes rushing down from the mountains, making for some great white water rafting and treks in the Himalayas.

Haridwar

One of the 7 Hindu Holy places in India, Haridwar has many beautiful Hindu temples nestled along the banks of the Ganges which runs through the city. Tourists and pilgrims come here to wash away their sins in order to attain Moksha and transcend the cycle of reincarnation.

Amritsar

Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine: The Golden Temple. This gold-plated place of worship shimmers in the center of its holy pool like a giant bar of gold. Some people compare it to the Taj Mahal in grandeur and the evening ceremony there is a sight to behold. You can also witness the India/Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and in contrast to the old city, enjoy slick internet cafes, exceptional restaurants known for rich cuisine, and bustling markets in Amritsar’s modern areas.