Travel to southern India, in the amazing state of Kerala, for a cultural and health and behavioral health community engaged experiential learning trip. Through the long term partnership with Rajagiri College, our group will visit two centers that work with differently abled people. We will function as a transdisciplinary team to provide services supporting their mission “that they may have life in all of its fullness”. 

During this credit bearing program during winter break, Nazareth students will explore the delivery of health and behavioral health from an international perspective, as such the course works to build cultural humility skills. 

This program will also include cultural and historical aspects, such as museum visits, visit to an Ayurveda hospital, visit to an elephant sanctuary, an overnight boat trip to the beautiful backwaters, a trip to the tea fields of Munar and engagement with a variety of religious practices in Kerala, known as “God’s own country”. The course and travel focuses on such values as
social justice, holistic wellbeing, human dignity, client empowerment, and integrity.

As the in country service involves engagement with real people in need of professional services, the trip is best suited for upper level students in the various heath and behavioral health majors and graduate students of the same.

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SPARK Grant:

Qualifying freshman, sophomore, & transfer students can use their SPARK Grant for this short-term study abroad program.

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    At A Glance

    Term: Winter Break 2024

    Program Level: Undergraduate & Graduate

    Program Types: Academic (3-credits)

    Major(s): This program is designed for social work majors. If there are spots remaining, preference will be given to the following majors:

    • Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Public Health

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5