India: Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives

India: Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives


January 3 - January 14

Program Description

Information Session
Info sessions for this program:

Tuesday, Aug. 29th
Health Building, 301E

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Journey to vibrant India and discover the art of healthcare from a new perspective. Densely populated Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and well known for its vibrant Marathi culture. Expand your healthcare "toolbox" with lectures and clinic placements focused on common preventable issues among vulnerable maternal-child populations. Attend lectures at a local hospital and work with a unique population of mothers and children in local hospitals and family-run rural clinics. This FLP will teach participants about the impact of cultural variables on health and illness, while allowing students the opportunity to compare and contrast aspects of US healthcare to care in India. The cross-cultural skills gained from this life-changing experience will be invaluable to anyone studying in a health-related field.

You will:

  • Be exposed to the healthcare system in India catering to the needs of women and children.
  • Learn about traditional Ayurvedic medicine practices
  • Experience healthcare over the perinatal health period (prenatal, postpartum) with a vulnerable population
  • Visit the beautiful Red Fort in Delhi
  • Tour the iconic Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site


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