Skip to content

Search form

The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Biological Sciences 70 India
Tamilnadu, India (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Request Advising
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Dates / Deadlines: - unrelated header
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet: - unrelated header
Fact Sheet:
#i18n(14)# parameter/value output
Language of Country: English
Glossary entry for program parameter 9025
Type of Program:
Department / Program: Biological Sciences
Program Description:
Program Description:

Program Overview

TamilNadu Aravind is one of the largest eye hospitals in the world and a leader in the delivery of care, as well as training and research. Aravind’s activities range from primary eye care in Indian villages to subspecialty surgery as well as clinical and bench research. Aravind’s success in health care delivery has led to them being featured as a business management case at Tuck, Harvard, and many other business schools. Their excellence has been recognized by being the recipient of the Gates Award for Global Health, the Champalimaud Vision Award, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and India’s Most Innovative Hospital Award. Dr. Zegans has maintained research collaborations with Aravind since 1997 and has fostered Aravind-Dartmouth interactions including Tuck, TDV/TDI and Thayer. The trip to Aravind will provide a unique cultural and scientific experience for students at one of the outstanding biomedical institutions in the world.


The eye is unique. Unlike organs hidden deep within the body the transparent nature of the visual axis permits the direct observation of its living tissues without invasive surgery or imaging. Accordingly, the study of vision has yielded many far-reaching biologic insights which will be explored in this course. The course will conclude a 10-14 day visit to Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamil Nadu to present research and observe the delivery of eye care in India.

Prerequisites: BIOL 12 and BIOL 13 and one from among BIOL 38, BIOL 40, BIOL 45, CHEM 41
Dist: SCI

Student Life

See Biology Department

Financial Information

See Biology Department

Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
This program is currently not accepting applications.