Global Health & Social Development in Bangalore, India

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This 3-credit experiential course will focus on multiple aspects of public health and socio-economic issues of development in a fast-changing India, with a focus on southern India. This course will familiarize students with social development in India and policy issues with multicultural aspects of healthcare, yoga, Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine), poverty alleviation, and non-formal education. The course includes a yoga and Ayurveda workshop at the world-renowned Swami Vivekananda Yoga University (SVYASA) and ISHA Yoga Center, where students will participate in a yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda workshop to learn about alternative healthcare models.

Students will also have an opportunity to explore the scenic southern Indian wildlife through guided tours and site visits focusing on the environment, health, social, economic, and educational development.

  • Yoga
  • Ayurveda retreat
  • Alternative medicine
  • Social development

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IUM Majestic India Review

I have been wanting to visit India for a very long time. And finally having the opportunity to travel there and see it through the lens of nonprofit work was the best view of India I could possibly have. Experiencing another cultural, especially one that thrives in a society that hasn't been engrained with a capitalist perspective was refreshing and beautiful. Even with our non-profits here there is still a large focus on raising money, but in India the money was more of an afterthought. They focused on what was best for the people.

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