A global health research experience in Mysore, India
May 2 through May 29, 2018 (Summer A Semester)
Global health knowledge and experience that will illustrate to graduate programs and employers you have cultural competency skills.
All courses fulfill core requirements for undergraduate degrees in Psychology, including the required capstone Senior Seminar.
You will have a graduate level research project to include in your graduate program application materials, and secure letters of recommendation.
Hector Peguero, 2017 Global Health Research Study Abroad Program Fellow
The Department of Psychology's 2018 Global Health Study Abroad Program will take place during the first four weeks of Summer A in Mysore, India. This will be the second year that the program is being offered to a select number of undergraduate students. To ensure students have a personalized research mentorship and intensive practical experience, enrollment cap is capped at 12 students. Apply early to avoid disappointment!
FIU is partnering with the Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII) to offer students a comprehensive study abroad experience focusing on global health. PHRII is a recognized National Institutes for Health (NIH) research training site. Students will examine either a physical or psychological health issue while participating in the program. Previous year topics have included intimate partner violence, prenatal care in rural communities, HIV/ AIDS and social support, medical tourism, culturally appropriate depression screening, human trafficking, learning disabilities among children, ADHD and autism, and wholistic health interventions. As part of this learning experience, students will interact with health providers, and patients in related health contexts.
Mysore- a city located in the southern India state of Karnataka State- is the ideal location for this program. Included visits to sites of cultural significance (like Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, KR Sagar, 12th century temple, and other notable sites) will facilitate our exploration of how cultural values and experiences applies to health understandings. Along with its world famous reputation as the home to Mysore and Ashtanga yoga, Mysore is also located in the state with the leading outsourcing centers in the world for software companies, and health education.