Prepare yourself for a future in medicine and public health as you gain working knowledge in one of the most dynamic and populous countries in the world, India.
This advanced program gives students preparing for medical school or a future in public health an in-depth experience of the global healthcare system. You’ll spend two weeks volunteering at a rural nonprofit clinic and shadow hospital doctors, administer medicine at a pharmacy, take children’s vitals at a daycare center and study tropical infectious diseases. You’ll experience clinical and public health in equal measures as you create and teach health education materials, raise awareness about hygiene and nutrition, and study the social and biological determinants of health.
Beyond your volunteer work, get a 360-degree view of a global healthcare system by experiencing India’s history and culture first-hand. Stay overnight at a yoga center and practice next to an ecological farm. Learn about the traditional healing system of Ayurveda and see medicine from the perspective of someone living in India. Cruise the Kerala backwaters along the coast, visit a tiger reserve, and explore ancient religious caves.
“I found that Broadreach reached a good balance of academic learning and the freedom/soul searching you are supposed to experience in a foreign country. Absolutely spectacular program. ” — Erin S., Hamden, CT
- Learn about the key aspects of global health research and practice
- Volunteer your time at the local créches that provide healthcare and education for women and children
- Visit a wildlife sanctuary and discover ancient temples and rock carvings
- Tour the scenic backwaters of Kerala
- Learn about Ayurveda medicine and practice yoga
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school Graduate
- High school or college Biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago