From Classroom to Community

Learning beyond borders in Taiwan and India

16 credits. 10 weeks.
September 11 to November 15, 2019

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this new cross-cultural, faculty-led study abroad program and get a firsthand understanding of critical health issues from a global perspective. All majors are welcome.

  • 16 credits
  • Housing provided in Taipei and Bangalore
  • No foreign language skills required
  • Financial aid and loans apply, including the USDS Gilman Scholarship

This multi-country educational program will begin at OSU with pre-departure preparation and orientation. We will then meet as a group in Taipei, Taiwan on the campus of Fu Jen University. Following four weeks of intensive classroom learning (NUTR 312e, H 333, HDFS 447) and opportunities for cultural immersion, the group will travel to Bangalore, India to engage in four weeks of first-hand community-based learning in partnership with SWASTI Health Catalyst, an organization that transforms the lives of marginalized communities by ensuring access to quality healthcare.


Estimated cost

Approximately $12,000, including tuition, books, field trips, housing, food, airfare and more.



  • NUTR 312 Issues in Nutrition and Health
  • H 333 Global Public Health
  • HDFS 447 Families and Poverty
  • NUTR/H/HDFS 401-409 Research/Internship/Practicum


Application deadline

April 15, 2019

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