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India: Global Health

July 7 – 30, 2014 (Summer Session II)

This intensive three-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 40 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 and 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 Associate Professor 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.

Program Dates

July 7 – 30, 2014

Program Fee

$3,537 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in India, excursions, housing and some meals)

Program Fee Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable Deposit Due: March 26, 2014 — $400
  • First Payment Due: April 4, 2014 — $1,600
  • Final Payment Due: May 1, 2014 — $1,537

Additional Costs

$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 one three-credit course, selecting from among the courses listed below. Final course offerings will be dependent on course enrollment.

  • ANTH 3015 — Anthropology Abroad
  • ANTH 7011X — Special Topics in Peoples and Cultures (graduate students only)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

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

Application Deadline

Monday, March 17, 2014

More Information

Patricia Antoniello (Program Director)
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
3307 James Hall
P: 718.951.5507

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Please read and understand the IEGE Cancellation and Refund Policies Information and note that a participant wishing to cancel their program participation must send written notification to IEGE to officially withdraw. Program withdrawal will be official from the time and date that the written communication was received by IEGE.

Please note that all information listed above is subject to change.