India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices (Summer)

Educational Excursions

Please note that in order to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, program excursions may occasionally vary.

Experience traditional healthcare systems across the Indian Himalayas.

Students with local family in a village near Nainital

Site visits and excursions are an integral part of the program. Students spend time at hospitals, NGO headquarters, and academic and research institutes in Delhi and other areas of North India.

Most excursions outside Delhi are to remote areas of India and provide a better understanding of how marginalization affects the lives and health of India’s indigent populations. Excursion destinations may include Nainital, Rishikesh, Palampur, and Dharamsala.

During excursions, students interact with community members and traditional health practitioners. They learn firsthand about ongoing struggles to survive and the challenges in acquiring adequate healthcare services in remote locations.

Costs Dates

Credits: 8

Duration: 6 weeks

Program Base: New Delhi

Prerequisites: None


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