India

CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad program is offered in collaboration with the Study in India Program (SIP) at the University of Hyderabad. SIP provides international students the opportunity to study various aspects of Indian society, history, and culture, and creates an international environment on campus. SIP is nationally recognized by the Ministry of Education in India for its international education model. The CIEE Study Center at the University of Hyderabad will offer you a combination of specially designed courses organized by SIP along with direct enrollment in regular University courses. A mandatory...

SIT: Sustainable Development and Social Change in Jaipur

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will consider India's socioeconomic development challenges and critically assess many of the most visible tensions shaping India today. These include tensions of secularism and religious fundamentalism; tolerance and communalism; spiritualism and materialism; and acceptance and rejection of the colonial legacy. Jaipur...

SIT: Summer Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices in New Delhi

In this program you will examine traditional approaches to healthcare in India and how such systems fit into the country’s overall health and development. Coursework will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of traditional health systems, particularly Ayurveda, yoga, Siddha, Amchi, and folk medicine. You will engage with a diversity of practitioners and healers through lectures and site visits to highly regarded traditional health institutions. The program begins and ends in India’s capital city of New Delhi and travels for intensive seminar periods to the states of Uttarakhand and...

SIT: Summer Innovation Lab on Food in Sikkim

In this program you will analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya, one of the most fragile, important, and biodiverse ecological systems in the world. Through excursions, site visits, and homestays, you will study Sikkim’s dynamic genetic pool of agrobiological resources developed by mountain communities through generations of diverse cultivation practices. You will analyze how climate change, globalization, and conflicting government policies impact food production and nutritional security in the same communities...

SIT: Summer Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture in New Delhi

In this program you will examine art history and Buddhism while traveling through the Indian Himalaya and onto the Tibetan plateau in India. The program allows you to experience Buddhist art and architecture, not just in the classroom or through text, but as a living tradition in historical and contemporary contexts. Learning takes place in classrooms, monasteries, temples, meadows, and on mountain­sides. Spiti, Ladakh, and Zanskar are among the most remote and beautiful areas of Indic Asia. Despite their political inclusion within the modern state of India, these areas are considered to be...

SIT: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community in New Delhi

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will study the relationship between public health and community in a field-study context. You will analyze specific case studies that illuminate the problems, prospects, and potential methods of promoting health. Policy advocacy efforts for realization of right to health on the national and international levels are also...
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