Program Details

Learn about modern and traditional healthcare practices in urban and rural Indian communities while exploring larger social issues related to health access.
New Delhi, India; Dharmsala, India; Agra, India; Bahraich, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Your journey begins in New Delhi, India’s capital, where you will attend Hindi language classes, visit the Gandhi memorial, and explore Dilli Haat, a famous open-air food market. You will visit a healthcare NGO to begin learning about public health in India. Gain important insight into state-administered and grassroots approaches to improving access to public healthcare, especially in relation to women, children, tribes, and other marginalized communities.

Travel west with your group to Bahraich, a rural community near the Nepal border, where you will spend time in tribal villages and meet with village health workers and other community members to learn about local medicinal practices. You will investigate the realities of public health services in India and learn how health-focused NGOs throughout the country are working to educate communities and actively engage the government on matters of social justice and policy advocacy. Then, continue to bustling Agra to see the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll travel to the rural Himalayan town of Palampur to participate in Ayurveda, a holistic approach to medicine, and yoga workshops. A highlight of the program will be your homestay with a Tibetan family in Dharamsala, the residence of the Dalai Lama. You will experience day-to-day life with your host family and engage in activities with local youth groups to learn about Tibetan culture and healing practices. You will discuss Tibetan diagnosis and treatment systems with local doctors at Men-Tsee-Khang (the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute), and meet with the Dalai Lama’s representatives at the Tibetan government headquarters in exile. After a month of learning about public health, social justice, and traditional medicine within a variety of Indian communities, you will return to New Delhi for a final day of exploration and reflection.

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$6150 USD.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Need based scholarships between $250 and $3,000

Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 4 Reviews

  • Expect the Unexpected (Honest Review)

    If you are a person who enjoys spontaneous adventures, India is the place for you. While in India, every day brought new wonders. One of my favorite moments during this was the homestay. This is the time when the Experimenters start to get some more freedom

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great summer in India!!

    My group was the first Experiment group that wasn't a leadership institute. I loved my time abroad in India! It was beautiful, fun, and everyone there is so loving. It pushed me outside my comfort zones and I wouldn't trade my experience for the world.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Utopia to a Curious Mind

    Going to India with the Experiment in International Living (EIL) has easily been one of the most memorable experiences of my life so far. This experience was a like heaven to a curious mind. Coming from NYC, "the city that never sleeps," where life moves

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    I had the opportunity to study abroad this summer '17 and go to India! If you are a planning or have interest in going to India and are a high school student I strongly encourage you to go with an amazing organization called the Experiment in International

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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