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  • Locations: New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Pace applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Pace Partner
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Understand the pioneering links between public health, gender, and community action in India and Thailand.


India, the most populous democracy on Earth, is also home to a 5,000-year-old indigenous medicine system. From your base in New Delhi, the nation’s capital and hub for policymakers and global health organizations, explore both ancient and cutting-edge approaches to local and international public health. Travel to under-resourced communities to conduct extensive fieldwork; gain an understanding of inclusion and access to healthcare; examine policy advocacy for the right to health services; and participate in a special focus on reproductive and children’s health. In prepping for a weeklong workshop with a community health organization, study relevant public health programs in India and Thailand and learn how the dynamics of gender and community affect public-health access in a field-study context. With New Delhi hosting more than 300 international and 1,000 local non-governmental organizations actively involved in public health and development, this program offers an ideal opportunity to build contacts, network, and collaborate with a diverse range of public health agencies and experts.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.


  • Learn about healthcare and medical tourism in India and Thailand
  • Study the role of community health workers in the healthcare system
  • Explore public health challenges: water, sanitation, and environment
  • Investigate the management of diseases and mental health
  • Witness regional and grassroots approaches to healthcare access
  • Understand “health” and its relationship to human fulfillment


SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.




Application Process:
Steps To Study Abroad (May 2022)

Pace's Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Semester: March 15

SIT's Application Deadline (apply only after being accepted by Pace!):
Fall semester: May 15

  • Pace Study Abroad FAQs: Review these Pace study abroad FAQs.
  • Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
  • Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
    • Students are responsible for:
      • Pace tuition and fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee, are billed to the student's Pace account. 
      • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution abroad.
      • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
      • All Federal and NY State financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. The portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to two semesters. Pace tuition remission does not apply.

A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad.

Due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19 and travel abroad, please remember that you should NOT purchase flights for your program (or make any non-refundable deposits connected with travel/study abroad) until told to do so by the Education Abroad office.

Click the above link to see the courses that have been approved for Pace students who previously studied abroad on this SIT India Public Health program
  • Pace recommends that you try to select courses from this Pre-approved Courses list because these SIT India program courses have already been reviewed and approved by Pace Department Chairs. If you select courses from this list, you’ll only need to receive approval from your Pace Academic Advisor for those courses - which will make the process of receiving Pace academic credit for your semester abroad much easier. However, if the pre-approved courses listed don’t fit with your interests/academic plans and you chose a course that’s NOT on the pre-approved list, you’ll need to seek approval from a Pace Department Chair. 
  • Be sure to check with SIT's current course catalog because some courses listed on the link above may no longer be offered on this SIT India program or are only available during one of the terms (Fall or Spring). 
  • Note: If there are no courses (or only a few courses) listed, it means that you are one of the first students from Pace to study abroad on this SIT India program
  • Read more here about the process of obtaining Pace academic credit for courses taken abroad =================================================================================================================

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.