Western India

Film and Media Program

BEYOND BORDERS's film and media program is a one of a kind program that is based in the heart of India's film industry popularly known as "Bollywood". The program is a great way to see the industry first hand through its professionals and work environments. The program emphasizes the inner workings and logistics of the film industry in Mumbai and incorporates meetings with film professionals, visits to film shoots, post production studios and a hands-on student project.



Healthcare in India

BEYOND BORDERS offers an in-depth Healthcare program for nursing, medical and pre-medical students to work in both an urban and rural set up within India. This program gives students an overview into India's complex healthcare systems and their delivery even in the remotest areas of the country. Students work one on one with hospitals, mobile vans, specialists and local doctors in the areas of general medicine/gynecology/oncology/cardiology, public health, rural medicine and HIV/AIDS. 


Rural and Public Health Rotation

BEYOND BORDERS offers an in-depth Rural and Public Health rotation for medical and pre-medical students to work with local doctors on mobile vans, hospitals, clinics and Aids/HIV interventions. This program gives students a chance to learn about health problems faced by rural communities. Students work one on one with local doctors in the areas of public health, rural medicine and HIV/AIDS.


Clinical Rotation

An intense clinical rotation in Mumbai that gives you an in-depth understanding of healthcare in India's financial capital. Students work with local doctors and specialists in surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology and internal medicine. Students can also work in the area of AIDS/HIV. The program gives students a chance to learn about health problems faced by communities in an urban setup. Students participate in outpatient clinics, ward rounds and observe surgeries and other medical procedures.


Introduction to Traditional Medicine

This program is offered to students with an interest in traditional and alternative medicine. The program explores ancient Indian methods for healing and maintaining good health. These include yoga, meditation, "drugless" treatments through alteration of diet and lifestyle incorporating mind and body systems. The philosophy of most of these systems is based on healing the entire body and mind through yoga, meditation, simple natural treatments and a controlled vegetarian diet.


Microfinance Internship

An exciting opportunity for students and practitioners of business, economics, social science and commerce to Intern with Microfinance Institutions based in the populated and vibrant city of Mumbai. This internship program and its placement provide you with an opportunity to understand the inner workings of such institutions with a focus on achieving financial inclusion for the otherwise "non-bankable" urban poor in India.


Rural Life

Rural Life is a unique program to experience rural India where at least 70% of India resides – hands-on! This program is a great and fun way to observe the affairs of Indian villages and to understand village-based life. This program has been specifically designed to give participants an immersive grassroots level experience of rural India, learn about the aspirations and dreams of India's village communities, experience the opportunities and challenges faced by them, and of various initiatives in sustainable development.



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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

Mark and I toured Dharavi last weekend and one thing that stood out was how self-sufficient this com

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