IFSA's Global and Public Health Program

Five miles from the Arabian Sea lies the college town of Manipal, India, an ideal location from which to study India’s public health challenges and rich cultural heritage. Build a strong foundation in the health sciences alongside Indian peers, and visit local clinics at the forefront of health promotion, disease prevention, and even Ayurvedic medicine.

Students enroll directly in classes at the prestigious Manipal University where you learn firsthand how to navigate the Indian higher education system. Manipal University is set up similar to an American university – but in an Indian setting – with state-of-the-art academic, sport and exercise facilities. You will also gain a 360-degree understanding of the India’s health system through weekly hands-on exposure at the village, town and district level, and boost your resume by participating in a Directed Research project focused on a relevant topic of interest within the social or health sciences.

A university town, Manipal is surrounded by lush tropical backwaters away from the hustle and bustle of India’s megacities. In the heart of coastal Karnataka, Manipal provides an ideal rural location from which to study India’s public health challenges and rich cultural heritage.

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