India: Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives

India: Bridging Cultures

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Monday, Aug 28, 1pm via Zoom Meeting Link or in person HB 416
Thursday, Aug 30, 4pm via Zoom Meeting Link or in person HB 416 



January 2 - January 12, 2019  

Program Description 

Journey to vibrant Delhi, India and explore the impact of cultural variables on health and illness. This unique FLP allows you to tour numerous NGOs in India that are working to improve the lives of traditionally underserved populations. By studying how diversity, equality, and structured inequality affects the health and lives of certain cultural groups in India, you will also gain a greater understanding of these same issues in the United States.

You will...

  • Visit Sulabh International, the largest social service agency in India, to learn from experts promoting human rights & social reforms.
  • Meet with women liberated from the lower caste system in the rural village of Alwar
  • Visit an LGBTQ Community Center that works to empower sexual minority groups
  • Tour the iconic Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi & explore the bustling Dilli Haat bazaar


HS 135 Health Issues in a Multicultural Society (Area S) (3 units)

Multidisciplinary interpretation and evaluation of consumer health issues. Impact of cultural variables (including communication methods, socioeconomic status and traditional beliefs) on health and illness. Interaction of individuals in families and other groups. 

Prerequisite: Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing.*

NURS 180 Individual Studies (1 unit)

Individual study or project work on a selected problem or professional issue in nursing.

Prerequisite: Arrangement must be made with a nursing faculty member and approved by the school director during the semester prior to taking course.

*Prerequisites must be met prior to applying to program.



faculty-india-goyalProgram Leader: Deepika Goyal

Deepika Goyal, PhD, MS, FNP has been teaching at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing for the past 12 years. Dr. Goyal is passionate about women's health and works as a nurse practitioner in a local OB/GYN office as her teaching schedule allows. Her research focuses on postpartum depression with a focus on risks and early identification among vulnerable populations. She teaches research and diversity in the Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Originally born in England, she moved to California as a teen. Since then, she has lived in Japan and traveled to India and around Europe.





It is important to note that each program's total cost will vary depending on the location and the package it offers.  

$750 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)**
$200 Administrative Fee 
$2,645 Program fees, lodging, class materials and class related tours approximately*
$3,595 Total Program Cost


*Airfare is not included. 

**This cost is for the 3 unit HS 135 course. If you only take the NURS 180 course, tuition cost will reduce to $250 and total progam cost will be $3,095.


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