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Asian Studies, Biology, Culture, Gender Studies, Health and Human Services, Interdisciplinary Design, Minority Studies, Pre-Health, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology
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Explore how India maintains its vibrant traditional medicine systems while experiencing rapid economic growth and modernization. Program Highlights
Examine folk medicine and other traditional health systems.
Learn about the institutions, methodologies, and practitioners of traditional medicine in India.
Visit centers of traditional medicine in Delhi and in rural and urban areas in the Indian Himalayas.
Learn from a diversity of practitioners and healers, through lectures and site visits.
Consider how issues such as climate change, globalization, and development may be impacting health services and healthcare access across India.
Learn to think critically and from multidimensional perspectives about healthcare and health delivery systems.
Live with a carefully selected host family in rural Nainital, Uttarakhand, for a week.
See how marginalization affects the lives and health of India’s indigent populations.
Compare and contrast India’s traditional and modern healthcare systems
Please visit the
SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
Key Topics of Study
Siddha, traditional Tibetan medicine (Amchi), Unani, folk medicine, naturopathy, and other traditional health systems
How issues such as climate change, globalization, and development may be impacting health services and healthcare access across India
? How issues of globalization and India’s modern development agenda affect the delivery of healthcare services
The institutions, methodologies, and practitioners of traditional medicine in India
? How marginalization affects the lives and health of India’s indigent populations
Ayurveda in philosophy and its practical applications as a healing system
Yoga as preventative and curative medicine ?Indigenous health systems in rural communities in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh
The Himalayas as a repository of medicinal herbs
Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
All educational costs, including educational excursions
All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
Health and accident insurance
SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $300 to $3,000.
Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
Contact SIT Study Abroad For Gustavus Adolphus students:
SIT uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most SIT courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.