Applications for this study tour are closed.

In this course, we will examine health care in India with a focus on class, gender, environment, and caste, among other topics, in highly populated urban centers. Additionally, we will study hospice care and unique end-of-life ceremonies that suffuse a culture where many ascribe to the concept of reincarnation. Studying these topics in a developing country, under the impact of globalization, will imbue a greater holistic perspective to Carthage students who plan careers in health care. We will study how particular groups and communities have reacted and adapted to specific challenges unique to India.

This study tour fulfills the following general education requirements: GH and ITL. 

Watch an informational video about traveling to India

*The cost of this study tour is $2,800. The informational video states the total cost at $3,600, but the transatlantic flights are now reduced, so the total cost now reflects that change.


Course code and title

BIO 675-Q: Health Care in India: Traditional and Non-Traditional Healing


India (Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi)


Estimated travel dates

Jan. 8-23, 2024

Estimated costs


Information sessions

Prof. Wentzell does not have planned information sessions at this time. Please watch her video for more information and contact her directly to fill out a short application.