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  • Locations: New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Spring and/or Summer
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
University of Michigan Center for Global and Intercultural Study

Global Course Connections
(GCC) in
New Delhi, India

Perspectives in Global and Community Health


students in India

Global Course Connections (GCC) programs allow students to participate in a field-based extension of selected U-M courses. Students enroll in specific courses, typically in the Winter semester, and then travel for 3-4 weeks with classmates to field sites where they will put into practice what they have learned in their course. Instructor permission is required to register, and courses are offered through individual academic departments.

GCC in New Delhi, India

This faculty-led experience, based at Salokaya College of Nursing, teams participants with local students for clinical observation and community outreach, including educational interventions at rural clinics, schools and NGOs in and around New Delhi. Through guided discussion, participants will contrast and compare many aspects of health care delivery.


  • Foreign Language Requirement: None
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Standing by program start date
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Additional prerequisites based on chosen course, see "Courses and Credits" section below


Faculty Leaders of GCC India:
Mary Beljan, RN,

This GCC program has two different course options, each with different eligibility requirements. Students may participate in this experience by enrolling in N421 (open to all UM majors) or N456 (a required course for students in the School of Nursing).

Perspectives in Global Health

NURS421-Perspectives in Global Health, 4 credits total 
Eligibility requirement: Sophomore standing; open to all undergraduate U-M majors

Offered through the School of Nursing, this Winter term seminar is open to students from all undergraduate U-M programs. Topics include health and human rights, the effects of environmental changes on health, and the challenges of addressing infectious and chronic disease in low and middle-income countries. The seminar will incorporate lectures by faculty and invited experts, as well as group discussions and student presentations.

N421 has one 2-credit section for students who are only taking the on-campus seminar. Students who are participating in the seminar and the field experience will need to register for a separate 4-credit India section.

Students who choose the Perspectives in Global Health course will register for all 4 credits during the Winter term and should plan in advance to incorporate the 4 credits into their schedule.

Instructor: Megan J. Eagle, MSN, FNP-BC,

Community Health Nursing

NURS456 Community Health Nursing, 8 credits total (2 credits didactic, 6 credits clinic)
Eligibility requirement: Junior standing at the time of application; open to students in the School of Nursing only

This community health experience will include lecture and clinical experience. The focus is population health with an emphasis on global health. Nursing 456 will offer one specific section in the Spring semester for GCC participants who will complete a portion of clinical hours in New Delhi. See the program flier for Nursing students here.

Students will register for all 8 credits during the Spring semester.

Instructor: Mary Beljan, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, MPS, BSN,

Field Experience in India

The 3-week experience will include observation of the delivery of health care in acute settings (hospitals, clinics) in New Delhi, working with Salokaya College of Nursing students in rural community health centers, and visits to NGOs providing health services in India. Students will also collaborate with Salokaya students to create digital learning objects (videos, PowerPoints, etc.) that will be incorporated into an Electronic Community of Practice (ECoP) to be made available for current and future students.

Norma Sarkar, MPH, RN,
Mary Beljan, RN,

Tentative Program Dates:  Three weeks in August 2018 *TBD*
*Program dates listed do not include travel time to/from site.  Further flight/arrival instructions will be provided to program participants during pre-departure orientation.


2018 Budget Sheet (for students taking N421 course)
2018 Budget Sheet (for students taking N456 course)

Students paying for their university experience via a Michigan Educational Trust (MET) plan may use this plan towards a CGIS study abroad program.

Program costs vary greatly among all CGIS programs and the CGIS staff recommends that you carefully review the most recent budget sheet for any program you may be interested in to see what fees/costs are involved. Please note that the itemized budget sheets are per term estimates accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change. Please check back regularly to see the most recent term costs available. If you have any questions about the costs involved for a program or how to read the budget sheet or interpret the notes, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor for more details and information.

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study encourages all students to share this information with people in your life who help you make decisions (such as parents, guardians, family members, etc.).

Funding Note for Pell Grant Students: Any Pell Grant student who participates a GCC will automatically receive the GCC Pell Grant Scholarship which will cover the cost of the Program Fee of their GCC (applies only to LSA students). You can find the Program Fee listed in your GCC Budget Sheet, this scholarship cannot be used toward any other costs for your trip outside of the listed Program Fee. LSA Students who receive Financial Aid (who are not Pell-Grant eligible) may apply for financial assistance for the program fee and travel expenses through M-Compass.

Scholarships and Funding

LSA Study Abroad Scholarship: Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need and may only be applied to one program per spring/summer period.?

GO Student Scholarships: Scholarship for Nursing students administered by the College of Nursing's Office of Global Outreach. Typical awards average about $500.

NEW! India Initiative Scholarship: This is a one time scholarship available to Nursing Students traveling with the India GCC Program in 2018

Sources for Funding Global Study

Passport and Visa

Prior to departure, it is each student's responsibility to research and obtain entry/exit requirements. The consulate or embassy of your country of destination determines the visa requirements and application process for each type of visa. You can locate consular information and read about entry/exit requirements on the U.S. Department of State website.

When determining your exit/entry requirements, be sure to check each country in your travel itinerary, even if you will only be visiting for a short period. Requirements, visa types, and application fees can vary greatly based on your citizenship and individual travel plans. Please note that most consulates will require a passport to be submitted as part of the visa application. The amount of time required can also vary greatly. We recommend beginning your research early and being aware that independent travel plans may be affected by the process.

For more information on travel documents and pre-departure preparation, visit Students Abroad, a website created by the Department of State just for students, or contact your CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.

Application Procedures

Detailed application instructions for your program will be provided when you begin an application.

Application Requirements include:

  • Attendance at a session of First Step
  • Unofficial U-M Transcript
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Application Questionnaire (short essay questions)
  • Records Release
  • Disciplinary Disclosure  If you wish to apply to two programs with non-concurrent traveling dates, please contact Intercultural Programs Advisor Cristina Zamarron at

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016


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Need to Know

Why choose a GCC program?

  • Unique U-M faculty-led programs are great way to maximize learning during a short-term study abroad experience.
  • Preparation in the classroom before you go abroad makes it easy to hit the ground running with good cultural context.
  • GCC programs allow for close-knit relationships between students and faculty. You get to know your team well throughout the semester leading up to the field component.

CGIS provides resources and information on its website to help students understand policies, procedures, and how to navigate the experience from start to finish. Refer to the Students for information related to the topics listed below, and more:

  • Preparing to Travel (passports, visas, air travel, culture shock, financial planning)
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships (program affordability, university financial aid packages, scholarships)
  • Health and Safety (travel health insurance, vaccinations/medications, self-disclosure of health information, mental health, social identities, emergencies abroad)
  • Policies (grades and credit, registration, billing, withdrawals)
  • Diversity and Access Abroad (helpful resources, LGBTQ identities abroad, racial and ethnic identities abroad, disabilities and accommodations)
  • Information for families of students participating in CGIS programs
Program Flier for Nursing Students

Contact Information

Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Suite 200
Weiser Hall
500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Note: The decision date listed is not necessarily reflective of when you will hear back about admission. After acceptance, students will have one week to commit to a program. Upon commitment, your participation will be considered financially and legally binding. Deadlines will not be extended for students waiting on decisions for multiple applications.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring and/or Summer 2018 12/15/2017
12/20/2017 07/31/2018 08/21/2018
Spring and/or Summer 2019 12/01/2018 02/01/2019 TBA TBA

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