The Northwood Program Advantage

  • We are India Specialists. Our founder Sam Sharma grew up in India, has government, business, law enforcement and political contacts in India besides family and friends, which will ensure safety and comfort in India .
  • Unlike others, we do NOT outsource our program management in India - All Northwood Program's trips are personally managed by our founder, Sam Sharma and our support team based in India .We are proudly American owned.
  • We provide 24 X 7 personal supervision by our program team and our local India support staff.
  • We will only be a local call away : We provide a local US phone number any parent can call to get in touch with our group.
  • We rarely use public ground transportation within India. In order to ensure safety & security, our groups travel in a private chauffeur driven luxury (air-conditioned) bus/van within India during their entire trip We may use very limited train and air transportation depending on itinerary.
  • To ensure our group's safety and security, we stay at top quality hotels and resorts in India and at a trusted host family home in India. Unlike other programs we do not stay in dormitory style accommodations/2-Star Hotels/Guest houses/Air bnb. To view our arrangements in India please visit our program Facebook page.
  • To ensure food safety our group will have breakfast and dinner at the top quality hotels/resorts we stay in only. We will use inspected local restaurants for lunch.
  • Our program Facebook and Twitter page will be constantly updated enabling parents to keep track of the trip and communicate with the group. 'Like' our program Facebook page and stay connected with our program.
  • The Northwood Program has partnered with the White House by becoming an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award Program (PVSA) a program administered by the federal government Please visit our website for more information.
  • Our accommodation, food, ground transportation and safety arrangements have been personally inspected in India by Harvard University graduate & undergraduate students, faculty members from Horace Mann School ( ranked No.2 in America by Forbes magazine's Top Prep. Schools in America) and King Low Heywood Thomas School, one of the top private schools in New England.
  • Our founder Sam (Shiv) Sharma graduated from Harvard University, with a degree in International education policy, he held several student leadership positions while at Harvard Univversity and founded "Global Educators" a student organization at Harvard and being elected to position of senator on the student council. He was also one of the co-authors of a book on global education along with Dr.Reimers, a  world renowned professor of international education an his mentor/guru.