May 20-June 7, 2019
This program provides an immersive experience of learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine. Students will learn how Chinese medicine differs in its approach and philosophy toward disease treatment, prevention and health promotion.
The Department of Biological Sciences and Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers the opportunity to spend three weeks studying traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and culture in China. The TCM part of the program will be based at our host institution, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, an important cultural and economical region in both ancient and modern China. At ZCMU, students will be learning TCM lectures in the morning and experiencing TCM in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. Students will also participate in cultural activities and visit relevant sites in Hangzhou. In evenings or during free afternoons, they will explore the many cultural and scenic sites in Hangzhou. On the two weekends, the class will go on excursions to Shanghai and Wuzhen, a famous watertown near Hangzhou.