MANIPAL: Alliance for Global Education

Manipal, India

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Early August - Early December
  • Spring Semester - mid-January to mid-May

Application Deadline

  • Spring Semester - October 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

The Public Health and Indian Studies program at Manipal University offers two tracks that introduce U.S. undergraduates to the most pressing public health issues facing Indian today and a multi-disciplinary array of courses focused on Indian society, philosophy, media, foreign policy, politics, and communications. Located in the heart of the coastal belt of Karnataka, just north of Kerala, and based at one of India’s premier private universities, this dynamic program offers U.S. students an integrated Indian campus experience and the unique opportunity to live and take courses alongside Indian students.

Through coursework, public health students visit local health clinics and academic centers dedicated to the study of traditional Indian medicine, while students focused on Indian Studies explore India’s traditional culture and rise on the world stage. All Alliance students are given a comprehensive overview of Indian society and politics through the Contemporary Indian Society core course. Field activities integrated with the core course offer students exposure to the regional complexity of Karnataka, its thriving local religions and economies, and burgeoning IT and business sectors in Bangalore and Mysore.

Courses

Indian Studies The Indian Studies track at Manipal provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary look at India’s past, present, and future. Students take Contemporary Indian Society (required) and four additional electives. Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits.  Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website.  Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees. Public Health The Public Health track at Manipal capitalizes on the long-standing reputation of the university’s medical and health science programs, offering students direct-enroll course options addressing rural public health, global public health, national health policy, and Ayurveda. These courses include a field-based practicum alongside other Manipal students, with regular visits to the university’s hospital and rural health clinics. Students take Contemporary Indian Society (required), three public health or Ayurveda courses, and one additional elective. Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits.  Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website.  Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.

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Host University

Manipal University The Alliance Public Health and Indian Studies program is based at Manipal University, a premier private university known throughout India and around the world for its strong medical college and health science programs. With over 18,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including 3,500 students from countries in the Middle East, Europe, Australia and other parts of Asia, Manipal’s world-class faculty bring a dynamic approach to the classroom. The Manipal campus is modern, with state-of-the-art facilities including numerous colleges and institutes, classrooms, libraries, student hostels, food courts, athletic fields and swimming pools, and a brand new indoor sports complex. Students come from all over India and the world to study at Manipal, and Alliance students are immersed in its thriving campus life, with every opportunity to participate in student activities, clubs, festivals, and sports competitions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Complete OISP online application
    • Complete Alliance online application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript
    • Statement of purpose
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015:$21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5,317 ). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

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Accommodations

Alliance students at Manipal are housed in air-conditioned rooms in student hostels on campus. Students may choose to live in single rooms or in double rooms with an Indian roommate. All rooms include attached, private bathrooms. Please note that the hostels at Manipal University impose a curfew on student residents, a common practice at colleges and universities across India. Curfews may vary depending on the hostel, but often range from 10 pm to midnight. Students should be aware that curfews may also change at any time without prior notice. Additional multi-cuisine restaurants in the two university food courts and off-campus are readily available at the student’s expense. There are several coffee shops on and nearby to the campus as well. Alliance programs emphasize cultural immersion, experiential learning opportunities, and extensive interaction with students and faculty in the host context. Your housing arrangements at Manipal are thus an important component of your experience abroad, and we want you to be able to make the most of this opportunity.

Destination

Manipal is a small university town located in southwest Karnataka, five miles from the Arabian Sea. Surrounded by lush backwaters and away from the hustle and bustle of India’s megacities, Manipal provides an ideal rural, tropical location for studying India’s public health challenges and rich cultural heritage. Four hours south of Goa, and only a few miles from neighboring Udupi, Manipal offers stunning views of the sea and nearby Western Ghats. Alliance students will explore local health clinics and academic centers dedicated to Ayurveda and the study of traditional Indian medicine, as well as Karnataka’s thriving local economies, including the tea and coffee trade, cashew, fishing and silk industries, and burgeoning IT and business sectors in Bangalore.