The kanthari Curriculum exists of 5 acts that in total last 12 months (act 1- 4, 7 months which take place in India and Act 5, 5 months which take place  back home). Upon completion of the first 4 acts participants are expected to return home to start act 5. kanthari can only provide a student visa for the duration of the course in India, which means that after act 4 is over, participants need to return home.