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Global Health India Summer Program

Temple in Karanakata, India

In collaboration with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Global Health Program offers a Global Service Learning program in southern India with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM).

As a Global Service Learning program, the goals of the eight-week summer program are to enhance the cross-cultural competence of participants and to provide students with the opportunity to gain broad knowledge about health in the Indian context by participating in service projects with SVYM.

A non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization, SVYM works for the benefit of indigenous and rural populations in southern India through effective education, accessible healthcare, and sustainable empowerment initiatives.

During the first two weeks, students will study at SVYM's Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies in Mysore, India taking classes on Indian Healthcare, Gender Roles, and Culture and Civilization. During the second six-weeks of the program, students will work at one of SVYM's project sites, doing service work tailored to the student's interests in global health.

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Academic Type

  • Study Abroad Opportunity