Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Who can I talk to about the SVYM India GSL Program?
Jeanne Moseley is the program coordinator for the Global Health Program. She would be happy to answer any questions about the SVYM India GSL Program and about the GH minor in general. Her office is located in B-15 Savage Hall and her email is email@example.com.
How do I apply?
The application will be available on October 4. Applications are due November 14 by 5:00pm electronically and with two hard copies submitted to Jeanne Moseley’s office. A copy of the application may be downloaded here.
How does the selection process work?
Applications are due on November 14 by 5:00pm electronically and with two hard copies submitted to Jeanne Moseley’s office. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will begin on November 30, with the team selections made by December 7.
How much does the trip cost?
The total cost of the India SVYM GSL Program will be $4500 – 5000. This includes visa, airfare, tuition, room and board for 8-weeks and airport transportation. We do not want the cost of the program to prevent any interested and qualified student from applying. Students who qualify for financial aid may be eligible for a scholarship through the Global Health Program. To learn more about ways to fund your summer in India, consider applying for a Global Health Travel Grant and check out other Funding Sources for Field Experience.
Where would I be living?
While taking classes in Mysore, students will live in SVYM's hostel in the KIADB Industrial Housing Area in Hebbal, Mysore. Accommodations are comfortable, with each student having their own room or sharing with another Cornell student. Each room has it's own bathroom with shower, western toilet and sink. All meals will be provided in the canteen located on the ground floor of the hostel.
During the Service Learning portion of the trip, housing will vary based on location. Students with placements in:
• Mysore will continue to live in SVYM's hostel.
• Saragur will live in the residential wing of the Vivekananda Memorial Hospital-Saragur.
• Kenchanahalli will live in provided housing within the Vivekananda Memorial Hospital-Kenchanahalli campus.
• Hosahalli will live in provided housing within the school campus.
• Donna Ramil will find suitable housing in Hyderabad.