Study Global Health in India: Course Applications Now Open!

Students in India are pictured near an elephant.

Students visit the Dubare Elephant Camp near Mysore during last year's India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership course

Want to study global health in India? Now’s your chance! 

Applications are open for India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership, a three-week course in Mysore offered by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. 

The course is available to University of Minnesota graduate and professional students; there are also non-credit options available for UMN faculty, staff and community members. 

Course participants will learn about health and healthcare delivery in the context of globalization in India, all taught by local instructors from our partner organization Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement. The course is designed to convey the significance of the social determinants of health in a globalized world, with an emphasis on globalization, economic growth and development, and their effects on health.

During their time in India, students will visit Indian health facilities such as hospitals, rural and urban clinics, and a palliative care center, in order to compare US and Indian styles of health. Students will also visit cultural sites around Karnataka such as the massive Shravanabelagola Jain temple, Devaraja Market, and an elephant camp. 

Learn more about the course below or by viewing the slides or the recording from our fall information session on September 14.

Course FAQ 

Where and when does this course take place?This course will take place December 28, 2023 – January 13, 2024. You will study in Mysore, India, a medium-sized city located in Karnataka state, at the campus of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, an NGO and longtime partner of CGHSR.  
Who's eligible to take the course?The course is open to UMN graduate and professional students as well as UMN faculty, staff and community learners. 
Are there scholarships available?Yes. Eligible students can apply for scholarships when completing their application. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities here. 
Will the curriculum align with my coursework?This course is ideal for students with an interest in global health. Past course participants have come from UMN’s School of Public Health, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Nursing, among others. Read about past student experiences.  View last year's course syllabus here. 
How do I learn more?Learn more at the course webpage or by contacting CGHSR Education Coordinator Anna Pendleton at [email protected]