Study Abroad: India 2017

Silk, Spice, and Sandalwood
An Aromatic Journey Through Southern India
Study Abroad


August 13 - 27, 2017

Immerse yourself in the allure of India’s traditions with aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and wellness expert Dorene Petersen, the President and Founder of American College of Healthcare Sciences. Join us for a 14-night study abroad odyssey through southern India designed for aromatherapists, holistic health professionals, and wellness novices alike.

Travel by comfortable coach from Bangalore through the Western Ghats to the breathtaking coast of Cochin. This study abroad adventure is sure to delight your aromatic senses! 

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15-days, 14-nights
Cultural tours

Learning Outcomes

Visit soap making factories and incense production facilities. Learn the story behind each silk sari, from the silk cocoon auction to the silk weavers. Exploretraditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine production and practices while relaxing at a charming Ayur
Tour essential oil distilleries––including eucalyptus, jasmine, sandalwood, and other aromatic botanicals––and purchase oils directly from distillers.
Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of mountain tea plantations and a government-operated regenerating sandalwood forest.
Learn natural dyeing techniques using plants, herbs, and natural sustainable forest materials.
Visit black pepper and cardamom spice plantations to learn how these spices are grown, harvested, and produced.
You’ll also get the chance to provide much needed supplies for the children when we visit the Srishti School for the Differently Abled, which specializes in developmental activities for rehabilitative education.

Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore beautiful southern India as a wellness enthusiast. 

Price: $4,299 

Pricing includes:

  • All meals
  • Accommodations (double occupancy)
  • All tour/visit fees
  • Transportation from airport pick up in Bangalore to airport drop off in Cochin.

Pricing does not include, airfare, food outside of meals provided, alcohol, and incidentals.

Register for India 2017