Our 2022-23 Session Dates

Applications Are Open

Our Virtual Study Tours combine incredible Live Zoom Sessions with an awesome interactive course website packed with amazing content.

  • 29 Nov to 23 Dec (Virtual) 
  • 8 Jan to 18 Feb (Virtual)
  • 3 Feb to 18 Feb (In Person)

Innovative and Interactive

Our pioneering approach combines live zoom classes with special guests and on location filming

  • Live Instruction from India

    Our courses are all taught live via Zoom with recordings available afterwards. Each session features interactive activities and special guests.

  • Pre-Approved for Academic Credit

    We have worked with faculty at our partner institutions to ensure the curriculum meets the standards required for students to receive credit.

  • Perfect Prep for Future Travel

    Eligible students can benefit from NCP grants to cover a virtual tour and an in-country study tour once travel is possible.

Are you ready for the Indian Century?

  • Worlds Largest Country

    By 2023 the World Bank forecasts India will overtake China to be the most populous country on earth. India is one of the worlds youngest countries with an average age of 26 vs 38 in China.

  • Fastest Growing Economy

    Despite COVID the IMF forecasts India to grow faster than China in 2021 and each year for the foreseeable future. Per Capita Income is now where China was just before the Beijing Olympics.

  • Tech Takeover

    Many of the worlds leading tech companies are led by Indians including Google and Microsoft. Credit Suisse has identified over 100 startups based in India worth more than $1bn including Zomato and Ola and Oyo.

Next Application Deadline

Please apply well in advance to ensure time for eligibility checks and credit approval

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Course Director

Instructor Bio:

Nick is Co-Founder of Realversity together with Meetu Soni. He is an AI and ML engineer with a background in education having taught for universities across the world. Nick has been the Course Director of the DFAT supported “Reimagining India: Innovation in Practice” NCP consortium since 2017. Nick was the lead instructor for an acclaimed Coursera MOOC (4.7/5 star rated) developed for the U.S. Department of State and the Ohio State University. He has also delivered courses for New Zealand Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia, British Council, the Government of India and managed projects for clients in including the European Commission. Nick has been living and working in India since 2007 and is based in Delhi and Goa. He loves history, philosophy, cricket and above all nature.

Nick Booker


Alumni Testimonials

1600 students taught face-to-face and over 10,000 online

“I am also still in awe of how much Nick knows not only about India, but the whole world, and I appreciate how lucky we are to have learnt from him!”

“I'm a commerce student and Nick's knowledge of Indian culture has given incredible insights into the depth, diversity and history of India.”

“Nick's knowledge has shocked me, his passion and expertise is unmatched and listening to him speak about Indian culture just makes me smile. He is an amazing teacher and he is surrounded by a team of wonderful people.”

Learning Outcomes

IndoGenius Virtual Study Tours have been designed to help students develop the following

  • Discover, assess and articulate the significance of India within the wider human story - past, present and future.

  • Recognise local and global challenges faced by India and how they align with, and impact, Australia.

  • Describe ways India solves problems through different approaches to innovation – from the global business delivery model to low-cost medical devices.

  • Apply analysis of Indian case studies to their degrees by learning directly from guest presenters at companies and social enterprises. Especially with regard to innovation in the 21st Century and the Indian connection to many careers.

  • Gain experience working in digital environments by applying varied techniques to locate and evaluate information from Indian sources; collaborating in virtual environments; and communicating through visual as well as written presentation.

Course Curriculum (Sample)

This is indicative of the content covered in a previous VST.

    1. Opening - Welcome to Reimagining India

    2. Background to this Course

    3. Our Zoom Do's and Don'ts

    4. Respecting Other Perspectives

    5. Our Experience - About IndoGenius

    6. Introducing Reimagining India VST

    7. Our In-Person Programmes

    8. Personal Introduction - About Your Instructor

    9. What is Required to Complete the Course

    10. Assignment 1 - Our Trello Travel Challenge

    11. India Factfulness Quiz!

    12. Factufulness Challenge

    13. Introducing Our Special Guest - Smita Netra

    14. Education as an Entertainment Theme

    15. Western vs Indian Depictions of Indian Offices

    16. Netflix Top 10 in India

    17. Final Words

    18. Reimagining India Learning Outcomes and Assignments 2021

    1. Session 2 Part 1

    2. Session 2 Part 2

    1. Session Three Part 1

    2. Session Three Part 2

    1. A Personal Perspective on Yoga by Susie Roy

    2. A Personal Perspective on the Evolution of India's Spiritual Traditions by Nick Booker

    1. Cyclical Perspective

    2. Introduction to Vedic Rituals

    3. Ways of Experiencing Reality

    4. The Adivasi First Inhabitants of India

    1. The Tallest Mountains in the World

    2. Our Mountain Quiz

    3. Trekking in India

    4. Visiting the Himalayas in India

    5. Natural Wonders of India Tour

About this course

  • Free
  • 103 lessons
  • 67.5 hours of video content

Ten years teaching experience

We have developed online and offline courses about India completed by thousands of students around the world

The Value of Virtual

COVID has forced us to innovate but fortunately we have had years of experience teaching online as well as face-to-face.

  • This course has been designed to help bridge the gap created by current travel restrictions and to help internationalise student experience by widening awareness of India.

  • The Reimagining India Virtual Study Tour enables students to learn about the relevance of India to their future careers using culturally contextualized case studies from startups, corporates and social enterprises.

  • Delivered in an engaging and interactive format live from India the course will actually take students to places that otherwise would not be possible even during a traditional study tour.

  • Students will have the option to use the course as a launchpad for further engagement with India including study tours, study abroad and internships once in-person opportunities return.

VST Course Fees

Credit Available for UG and PG Students

We have 100% fully funded scholarships available for eligible students. Many of these are available from either Government agencies or our partner institutions. Our standard fees per course range between USD$1250-$2400.

Next Application Deadline

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