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  • Locations: Agra, India; Jaipur, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Credit Offered: UC Credit
Registration Term: Fall Eligibility Restrictions: Nursing Students Only
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Prerequisite: No
Program Lead Faculty: Kathie York Program Additional Faculty: Diane Grever
Program Advisor: Luis Santiago
Program Description:

Program Overview

Child Family Health International is our partnering organization for the Community as Partner Study Abroad Clinical Experience. Child Family Health International is a leader in global health education, facilitating international health programs and rotations that meet rigorous ethical, safety, and academic standards. CFHI’s socially responsible approach and reciprocal, long-term partnerships with communities, ongoing support of local healthcare infrastructure, US and local staff structures, as well as time- tested policies and procedures protect the well-being of both students and host communities.

This exciting experience begins on December 2nd, 2017 and allows students a 2-week immersion into the community health challenges and successes of New Delhi, India. Daily visits to rotation sites at a community-based hospital and children's cancer center, plus site visits to local NGOs working with teens and women, offers students an opportunity to see community health care on the front lines. Two full days of additional excursions to Jaipur and Agra will allow students to experience the beauty and history of this part of India. Students will also have a chance to explore Delhi and the markets with a member of the Child Family Health International staff.

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Students and faculty will travel by air from Cincinnati to New Delhi, India. New Delhi is the capital of India and is home to a population of 21.75 million, the 2nd largest city in the world. "Delhi is a city can go from Old Delhi, where labourers haul sacks of spices and jewellers weigh gold on dusty scales, to modern New Delhi, with its colonial-era parliament buildings and penchant for high tea. Then on to the future: Gurgaon, a satellite city of skyscraping offices and glitzy malls." (Lonely Planet, 2017)

Two day trips outside of New Delhi are also scheduled:

"The city's colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws watch for easy prey. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur's majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. At the city's heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur's star attraction." (Lonely Planet, 2017)

The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it's every bit as good as you've heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there's also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces)... Agra straddles a large bend along the holy Yamuna River. The fort and the Taj, 2km apart, both overlook the river on different parts of the bend..." (Lonely Planet, 2017)

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Who Can Participate?

Nursing students

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in one of the following courses for the fall term:
NBSN 3040C - Community as Partner: Nursing and Community Health - India 2017>3 credit hours
PMSN7030C - Community as Partner: Nursing and Community Health - India 2017>3 credit hours

This custom, 2-week faculty-led program is designed to look into issues of changing health status, social determinants of health and social justice through clinical and preventive care centers under nurse preceptors in the city of New Delhi, India. Participants will have the chance to shadow nurse preceptors in a variety of clinical sites. The group will also visit local NGOs working to address health disparities in this unique setting. Participants will see first-hand how the healthcare system in India addresses to the needs of women and children especially, and explore gaps in services. The program includes rotations under nurse preceptors in a community hospital in various departments, as well as rotations at a non-profit organization offering treatment and care to children with cancer.

This study abroad partially fills the requirements of your Community as Partner course. There is also a 2-hour class meeting each week of the semester for those going on the trip that will prepare you for travel to India and increase your understanding of social determinants of health, health inequities and social justice with regards to health of populations.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Kate J. York, PhD, RN, MSN, FNP is Director of Global Health Nursing and Assistant Professor Clinical at University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing. She has Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Family Health Nurse Practitioner and practiced in a primary care setting for underserved populations as well as providing the primary care for patients with severe mental illness in an integrated setting with psychiatry and case management. She was a Fellow in Global Clinical Education through Massachusetts General Hospital while teaching nursing students at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as part of the Global Health Service Partnership between Seed Global Health, U.S. Peace Corps, and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Dr. York also provides field support to volunteers as the Director of Community Health Nursing at Seed Global Health, an NGO focused on strengthening health systems through education and clinical training of the next generation of health care providers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Living Arrangements

Students in the program stay at an apartment arranged by CFHI. Rooms are shared between 2-4 people. Each student has a comfortable single bed. Hot water is generally (but not always) available for showers. WiFi is not available at program accommodations; students can access Internet services at nearby cafes.

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Getting There

Fly from Cincinnati to New Delhi on a group flight arranged by UC CON faculty. Leave Saturday, December 2nd and arrive Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.
Students must have a passport valid for more than 6 months after the end of the trip. Students must also apply for a visa to travel to India.
The group will meet at the airport 3 hours prior to the flight time. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport .

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Program Costs

2017 Program Cost: $3,600.00

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (~$)
This program has been awarded an $1,000 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Dr. Kate York
Director of Global Health Nursing/Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
(513) 558-1108

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This program is currently not accepting applications.