Study Abroad

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New Delhi, India

Program Highlights:

• Visit temples, mosques, and palaces
• Local hospital visits, visits to medical research centers, and palliative care programs
• Ride an elephant
• Weekend excursions to Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur
• Extensive sightseeing in Delhi
• Close interactions with local healthcare professionals, researchers, and students

Travel to India in the Summer

This summer abroad course is offered by the Center for Healthcare Ethics and gives students the opportunity to have a rich study abroad experience and to stay on track with their studies. The course may be of particular interest to students who are preparing for careers in healthcare or in health research, but is open to all students in the University including graduate students. This 3-week program will immerse students in the healthcare system and the culture of a tremendously diverse and culturally rich developing country: India. Since India is a developing country, healthcare in India faces particular challenges that are impacted not only by local customs and cultures, but, also, by global evolutions in health care and health care research. This program offers students a unique opportunity to come to know and learn about healthcare in a developing country through direct interaction with healthcare providers and researchers.

History & Location

India is the second-most populous country in the world. It shares borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The population of this country is characterized by diversity regarding cultural customs, religion, and languages.

We will spend most of our time in New Delhi, India's capital. Over the past three decades New Delhi has become a hotspot for medical tourism and healthcare research. But the city has a rich cultural history, too. During our stay we will visit hospitals and research institutes, as well as historical monuments, buildings, temples, and museums.

Rome, Italy

Immersion in Bioethics at the Pontifical Academy for Life
71 days at Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome, Italy

Open to all HCE graduate students!

This course immerses students in the working and activities of the Pontifical Academy for Life. It offers students the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day activities of the Academy. Students participate in relevant committees and prepare documents for the meetings. This requires the students to undertake research in normative religious bioethics under the supervision of Dr. Renzo Pegoraro. Dr. Joris Gielen supervises the students' work from Pittsburgh. The documents that the students prepare during their stay in Rome will be integrated into an independent study that the students submit after their return to Pittsburgh. Finally, students will have the opportunity to round in a Catholic Hospital in Rome.