India: Global Health
July 7, 2014 - July 30, 2014 (Summer Session II)
This intensive 3-credit program introduces students to India through the study of global health and social anthropology. Students stay at the world renowned Comprehensive Rural Health Program (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India. CRHP is a world leader in the primary health care movement and has trained physicians, nurses, public health workers, and local rural health workers for forty years.
Students visit rural villages to observe first hand the everyday activities of village health workers. Students accompany the Comprehensive Rural Health Project mobile team of Ayurvedic physicians, nurses, social workers and development specialists on routine visits to villages. An inspiring part of the program is meeting women village health workers and learning from their own testimony about their life transitions from teenage brides to respected village health practitioners and political leaders. At Ellora and Ajunta, students visit the sacred monuments of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and learn about the history and culture of India. In Aurangabad, students view the historic Bibi-ka Magbara mosque built in 1661. In the city of Pune, students tour The Raja Dinkar Kelar Museum of Indian life, The Tribal Museum, and experience modern Bollywood-influenced shopping malls.
Dr. Shobha Arole, the medical director and international health expert, lectures on global health, community health worker training and rural medical care. Seminars with Dr. Antoniello, IGH program Director, focus on the dramatic changes in the health and well-being of rural villagers and anthropological approaches to global, social, political and economic matters in the local context.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.
July 7, 2014 - July 30, 2014
$3,537 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in India, excursions, housing, and some meals)
$185, plus Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses, visa, and out-of-pocket meals.
Courses and Credits
Participants will register for the following three-credit course:
- ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad
Financial aid may apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, Tow and Furman, among others (see Scholarship Opportunities).
How to Apply
- Complete the IEGE Notification of Study Abroad/Brooklyn College Study Abroad Application (pdf) and submit via e-mail to the International Education and Global Engagement office, or in person at the IEGE office, 1108 Boylan Hall.
- Contact the program director to express your interest in joining the program.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
3307 James Hall
International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
Please note that all information listed above is subject to change.