India: Global Health

This intensive three-credit, four-week program introduces students to India through the study of international health and social anthropology. Seminars will focus on the dramatic changes in the health and well-being of rural villages, and the anthropological approaches to global, social, political and economic matters in the local context. Students will experience village life in rural India, learn about the history and culture of India, and understand global health from a local perspective. This program is will be of particular interest to students majoring in anthropology, environmental sciences, health science, pre-nursing, pre-med, psychology and sociology. Participants will be housed and take seminars in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, at the world-renowned Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP), a leading institution in the primary health care movement that trains physicians, nurses, public health workers and local rural health workers; travel to rural villages to observe the daily work of village health workers; and accompany the CRHP mobile team of Ayurvedic physicians, nurses, social workers and development specialists on routine visits to rural areas. Participants will also and meet and engage with women health workers and hear personal stories of their life-transitions from teenage brides to respected health practitioners and political leaders. Students will attend seminars led by Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Patricia Antoniello and Dr. Shobha Arole, medical director of CRHP. The program includes visits to sacred monuments of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism as well as other important regional cultural and historical sites.

Open to all undergraduate and graduates students, all majors.

Courses and Credits

ANTH 3015 —  Anthropology Abroad (three credits)

Financial Aid / Scholarships

SASA (contact the Student Activities Center, 718.951.5712) and student financial aid package (visit the Financial Aid Office, 308 West Quad Center)

How to Apply

  1. Complete and submit the Notification of Study Abroad /Brooklyn College Study Abroad application (pdf) and submit it via e-mail to the International Education and Global Engagement program or in person at the IEGE office, 1108 Boylan Hall.
  2. Contact Associate Professor Patricia Antoniello for the India Global Health program application and additional program details.

More Information

Patricia Antoniello
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
P: 718.951.5000, ext.3804

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189