Nursing Rotation

What is the program about?

Nursing program enables students to understand Nursing care for individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The objective of the program is to introduce students to the Health system of India, to appraise students to the many facets of the health care delivery in rural India and to understand the health issues and challenges faced in rural India. The students also get to experience the way the medical fraternity reaches out to the vast rural population especially those in interior rural areas. Get to see ground-level realities and learn about the health issues and the ways these challenges are met by the medicos, nurses and others.

Why should I attend?

If you are keen to learn more about international healthcare then this program will help you make a difference by gaining unique first-hand experiences in rural  medical set ups and applying them to your field of study.

Who can attend?

The program is ideal for pre-medical, nursing and other allied health professionals. No prior experience or other training required.

Where is the program?


What should I expect to do on the program?

  • You will get to visit hospitals and doctors in Lonavala and gain an understanding of India’s rural healthcare system.
  • Apart from shadowing doctors and nurses during OPD consultations, you will get an opportunity to observe general and laparoscopic surgeries. Other specialized hospitals include maternity homes and children's hospitals.
  • Observe basic healthcare delivery in India’s remote villages to get a comprehensive understanding of India’s rural healthcare sector.
  • You will get to visit remote villages in mobile health vans and observe diseases and interventions while understanding the context of delivering healthcare to rural India.
  • You get to be part of the medical as well as the outreach program of organizations working for people affected and infected by HIV / AIDS. Also participate in various educational camps held in schools for adolescent girls and boys on issues related to sexual health and HIV/AIDS.

How can I make a difference?

During the program participants could get an opportunity to help conduct health camps for children, help in medical data collection and analysis, write reports for foreign donors and assist in project evaluation in addition to working in the field.

What is the duration of the program?

Minimum 2 weeks

What is included in the program fees? 

The program fee includes the following:

  • Pre departure orientation and support
  • Airport pickup on arrival
  • Transportation from Mumbai to Program site (in case the program site is different from Mumbai)
  • Cultural adjustment, health and safety orientation.
  • Program orientation and overview by qualified program personnel (Program Director/Academic Director/Sr. Program Managers)
  • Local sim card on day of arrival
  • Shared accommodation at BEYOND BORDERS guest houses. The accommodation at all BEYOND BORDERS program locations is secure, centrally located and basic but comfortable.
  • Most BEYOND BORDERS guest houses have power backup, hot water, modern amenities, internet access, television, a well equipped kitchen, day staff for cooking and cleaning.
  • Three meals a day: Indian vegetarian meals. BEYOND BORDERS does not serve meat at guest houses for health and hygiene reasons. Often curries or breakfast might include eggs. Vegan meals can also be arranged on request
  • Support during program activities and monitoring (Program activities are Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for students’ personal travel).
  • Weekly reviews of the program with qualified program personnel (Program Director/Program Manager/Academic Director). This includes reviews of the participants learning, contribution to placement organization, facilities, logistics and program content.
  • Help/support/certification in completing participant’s requirements for academic credit.
  • 24 Hour emergency support (7 days a week).
  • Airport Drop at the end of program only for groups.

The cost does NOT include:

  • Any overnight accommodation in Mumbai if your flight arrives before program date.
  • Daily local transportation. (Proper guidance will be provided to participants on how to use local transport systems.)
  • Air ticket to India, visa fees and any travel insurance will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Weekend and overnight excursions outside the program activities will have to be paid by the students directly.
  • Variable student project expenses are not included. These include
    • Equipment hire including cameras, lights, camera stands, grips, dollies etc. We  encourage students to bring their own cameras for this purpose. The project focuses on narrative, story and does not put too much emphasis on technique. Hence, simple DSLRs or HD cameras found on smartphones, tabs or automatic cameras can easily be used. You can address your queries about these to the academic director of the program through
    • Professional Talent.
    • Props, sets, costumes and any other shooting expenses
    • Location Hire. Mostly payable if shooting in studios or professional shoot locations
    • We provide 10-12 hours of editing time on a Final Cut Pro (FCP) with a trained editor/operator. Additional hours are billed at a nominal cost.
  • Expenses of personal nature like table drinks, fruits, juices, other snacks or personal preference meal items, mineral water, international telephone calls, or any other expenses which are not included in the above list, would be borne by the students. 
  • Airport Drop at the end of the program is not included in program cost for individuals.


Cindy Klinger, Georgia state university, USA

Cindy Klinger, Georgia state university, USA

I think BEYOND BORDERS is a professional organization that had a good grasp for what we were looking

Jayme Aargon, Oregon university, USA

Jayme Aargon, Oregon university, USA

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Alexandra Spicer, UTS, Australia

Alexandra Spicer, UTS, Australia

Thank you to you both once again for providing such an amazing experience, this is truly one I will