The ISP curriculum is designed to be attractive to North American students while offering a variety of perspectives and windows on India and building on the BACAS's academic strengths. Building on two core courses, each BACAS academic department designed a course that could be offered each semester specifically for the ISP program. These courses are designed to offer a comprehensive view of the Indian context, have academic credibility and relate to students' major areas of study on the home campus at least as elective courses. The BACAS faculty have also outlined and integrated service opportunities and travel components for each course and across all courses. Including a two week travel component at the end of the semester.