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  • Locations: New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 2.5 Housing Type: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Public Health Studies
Program Type: SIT, Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Language Prerequisite: No Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Program Description:
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India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices (Summer)

2018

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
 

Money Matters

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

Scholarships:

  • 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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS

There is a dual application process for this program:

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
AND
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website.

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.