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Caux Scholars Program

The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is a three-week residential program offering a multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, and principled leadership.

Twenty students from around the world are selected for this course held in Asia Plateau, India. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of "Service for Leadership" practical work, and field trips.

Watch this video for a glimpse into the Caux Scholars Program at Asia Plateau!

What is Caux Scholars Program (CSP)?

CSP trains practitioners of mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty. Scholars learn to analyze conflicts, understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and gain a practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts. They will further develop their skills by traveling into communities surrounding Panchgani to observe and experience peacebuilding and development work in the field.

Through interaction with a diverse array of peacebuilders and practical experience in the field of sustainable development, scholars will leave better prepared to address the conflicts that they face in their communities.

In addition to this academic coursework, scholars will work in teams to provide service in the conference center. IofC champions the cause of 'service for leadership', creating a cohesive community among conference participants and scholars.week of "Service for Leadership" practical work, and field trips.


Going "down the mountain" is a ceremony conducted during the last day of the program during which scholars share personal stories about their experiences and write messages to each other.  Chetana Pawar used poetry to summarize her CSP-AP experience.

Click here to read it.

Program Information

Caux Scholars Trekking
20 Dec  – 10 Jan
Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India

Academic Credits

While CSP is not affiliated with a university and does not offer credit, it is often possible for participants to secure credit through their own institution, in consultation with their professor and pursuant to their requirements. CSP is willing to assist in this.


Language of InstructionEnglish

Program Cost (tuition, meals and lodging): INR 80,000 (or USD 1,007.40)

Application Fee: INR 1600 (USD 20)

Application deadline: 7 Oct 2022 

Class Size: Up to 20

Applicant Requirements

• Open to persons between the ages of 21-35 from globally diverse geographies, backgrounds and experiences - applicants from all parts of the world are welcome. Age exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates.

• Fluency in written and spoken English

• A high level of academic achievement and relevant work experience

• Demonstrative leadership qualities and a passionate commitment to public or community service

• Exhibition of an interest in the ethical, equitable and just dimensions of world history and international relations

• A deep openness to connecting with others within a highly multicultural learning environment

Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome. 

For more information about The Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau, contact the Program Director, Rohit Valecha, at


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