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FLP: India: Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives
Pune, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Round 1,
Winter Round 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: FLP (Faculty-Led Program) Class Eligibility: Graduate, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirement: None
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Eligible Majors & Concentrations: Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work
Program Description:

Program Description

Journey to vibrant India and discover the art of healthcare from a new perspective. Densely populated Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and well known for its vibrant Marathi culture. Expand your healthcare "toolbox" with lectures and clinic placements focused on common preventable issues among vulnerable maternal-child populations. Attend lectures at a local hospital and work with a unique population of mothers and children in local hospitals and family-run rural clinics. This FLP will teach participants about the impact of cultural variables on health and illness, while allowing students the opportunity to compare and contrast aspects of US healthcare to care in India. The cross-cultural skills gained from this life-changing experience will be invaluable to anyone studying in a health-related field.

You will:
  • Be exposed to the healthcare system in India catering to the needs of women and children.
  • Learn about traditional Ayurvedic medicine practices
  • Experience healthcare over the perinatal health period (prenatal, postpartum) with a vulnerable population
  • Visit the beautiful Red Fort in Delhi
  • Tour the iconic Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site




faculty-india-goyalProgram Leader: Deepika Goyal

Deepika Goyal, PhD, MS, FNP has been teaching at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing for the past 12 years. Dr. Goyal is passionate about women's health and works as a nurse practitioner in a local OB/GYN office as her teaching schedule allows. Her research focuses on postpartum depression with a focus on risks and early identification among vulnerable populations. She teaches research and diversity in the Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Originally born in England, she moved to California as a teen. Since then, she has lived in Japan and traveled to India and around Europe.




It is important to note that each program's total cost will vary depending on the location and the package it offers.

$500 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)
$200 Administration Fee
$2,800 Program fees, lodging, meals, class materials and class related tours approximately*
$3,500 Total Program Cost

* Airfare is not included.  

This program is currently not accepting applications.