Media Resources for India

If someone from Iceland, Ghana, or Oman were to visit you in the States, wouldn’t you want them to understand some things about your culture before they arrived?

From popular culture, movies, YouTube videos, articles, blog posts, and travel guides, we can derive culture, cultural context and clues. We encourage you to do this as you prepare to visit someone else’s home country! Here’s a list of resources that may help you understand your host culture and ease the transition between the U.S. and India:

Recommended Books and Guides:
Lonely Planet- India
Diversity Abroad
Frommer’s- India
Travel and Leisure- Making Travel Easier
CIA Factbook India
Trip Advisor #CISabroadtip: check out their smartphone app too!
Ten Tips for First Time Travelers to India

More video Resources:
Travel Tips: How To Not Look Like A Tourist While Traveling
Travel Tips: Why you need a U.S. Passport Card

Language Resources:
Google translate
Word Lens
Mango Languages
Learn a language for free: the five best websites
Living Language