Program Overview

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 Himachal Pradesh. By meeting with traditional health practitioners in different settings, you will be able to situate these practices within larger Indian sociocultural and economic contexts.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices in India (Summer)

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

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 Himachal Pradesh. By meeting with traditional health practitioners in different settings, you will be able to situate these practices within larger Indian sociocultural and economic contexts.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices in India (Summer)

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20203/1/2020Mid-JuneLate July

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