Gain research and hands on experience working on health issues, while gaining cultural competency skills.

A Global Health Research Experience in India

Summer A Semester 2020

A program designed for students planning to attend graduate or medical school programs.

Gain Global Health Knowledge

Global health knowledge and experience that will illustrate to graduate programs and employers you have cultural competency skills.

Complete Degree Requirements

All courses fulfill core requirements for undergraduate degrees in Psychology, including the required capstone Senior Seminar.

Develop a Research Project

You will have a graduate level research project to include in your graduate program application materials, and secure letters of recommendation.

Join other students gaining practical global health experience!

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Participating not only provided me with invaluable research skills for grad school, but it also turned out to be a life changing experience.

Hector Peguero, Global Health Research Study Abroad Program Fellow & Fulbright Scholar

Use a psychological lens to explore health topics of interest to you in Mysore, India

The Department of Psychology's 2020 Global Health Study Abroad Program will take place during the first four weeks of Summer C 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 only 8 students for this cohort. 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.

About the Program

This intensive global health research and educational experience in Mysore, India is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad Programs at Florida Inernational University.

Key Contacts

FIU Study Abroad Office
Modesto Madique Campus, Miami, FL

FIU Department of Psychology
Modesto Madique Campus, Miami, FL

Public Health Research Insititue
Mysore, India


Quick Facts

  • Only 8 students accepted
  • In Mysore during Summer A semester
  • Courses fullfill the FIU Global Learning requirement
  • Courses fullfill Psychology majors' Area C & Senior Seminar requirements
  • Courses fulfill all FIU undergraduate degrees' upper division Global Learning and elective requirements

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (305) 348- 2880
  • Email:
  • Address:
    FIU Department of Psychology
    11800 SW 8th St., DM 256
    33199 USA