Please visit our website for more information Explore how an ancient civilization maintains vibrant traditional medicine and healthcare systems while experiencing very high economic growth and modernization. This program examines many of the social, economic, cultural, and legal paradigms that provide a context for healthcare service delivery among diverse groups in India. Students consider how policy and practice link together to either support or hinder specific health systems, and how uneven access to modern healthcare may affect the sustainability of traditional systems. The program’s major topics of study are as follows: Ayurveda in philosophy and its practical applications as a healing system Yoga as preventative and curative medicine Indigenous health systems in rural communities in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh The Himalayas as a repository of medicinal herbs Students consider how other issues, including climate change, globalization, and India’s modern development agenda, may be impacting health services and healthcare access across the country. By visiting Himalayan locations — home to some of India’s rich botanical natural resources — students learn how environment and healthcare are linked at state and local levels. Site visits may include visiting diverse health and healing centers such as: Nature Cure and Yoga Center Ashram hospitals Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute Himalayan Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy in Kayakalp Program lecturers will be drawn from institutions such as: Health Action International – Asia-Pacific Himalayan Institute of Medical Science Hamdard Unani Medical College, Hamdard University, New Delhi Himalayan Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy, Palampur Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, Dharamsala
Quai Gustave-Ador 63, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
Based in Geneva, this program provides a thorough background in the contemporary evolution of multilateral diplomacy. Within the context of globalization, you will examine the political, economic, security, strategic, and environmental dimensions of the rapidly evolving international system. You will develop an understanding of the major challenges facing the contemporary international system, including new security threats, application of International Humanitarian Law, and conflict resolution and prevention. Please visit our website for more information.
Đường N - Nam, Tân Phong, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
After decades of war and isolation, Vietnam now boasts one of the strongest economies in Asia. With the help of outstanding academic and community experts, you’ll examine the interplay of Vietnam’s traditional culture and values and its recent economic, social, and environmental changes. Educational excursions immerse you in the culture and local realities of Vietnamese communities. The itinerary changes each semester, but always includes visits to temples and monasteries, nature reserves, local markets, orphanages, schools, and factories. Immediately preceding the Independent Study Project, the travel part of the program exposes you to myriad possibilities and contacts for your ISP.