Study Abroad


Sociocultural Influences on Women's Health in India

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2014-5 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4480
SAU Course Equivalency:  WMST 330, Practicum in Women's Studies (four credits)
Instructors: Jyothi Gupta and Ruth Brink, School of Health, St. Catherine University, Minnesota
Dates:  Jan. 4-Jan. 26, 2015 (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 14)
Location: New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mysore
Price: $5,035-$5,335 (subject to change)

Program description

This interdisciplinary course will use conceptual frameworks from Public Health and Human Rights perspectives to analyze the quality of women's lives in the context of rapid economic growth induced by privatization and globalization in India. Historical, economic, educational, religious, and cultural issues of India that relate to women's health and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be addressed. We will examine the intersection of how daily lives and roles of Indian women impact their health and well-being. Through directly interacting with activists, grassroots organizations, and communities in India, students will perform a social analysis (economics, culture, religion, social values, politics, etc.) to explore the reasons why health problems exist and will try to determine personal, organizational and community actions that lead to some resolution.

What is included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • Continental breakfast daily (subject to change)
  • Some additional dinners
  • Field trips and entrance fees
  • Travel assistance
  • International health insurance

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not included in the program fee - approximately 570
  • Personal baggage fees
  • Possible TB test upon return to the US (minimum $28)

How to apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to Cosgrove Hall, lower level. 
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Turn in your payment to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose or pay online with a credit card.

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

Application and payment details

  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • The $500 application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1. 
  • Failure to meet deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.