Global Nutrition

India Himalaya

Journey to the Indian Himalayas and connect with a culture a world apart.

Cultural Passage’s Global Nutrition – India Himalaya program provides a glimpse at dietary healthcare and tradition in North India.

Gain a deep cultural understanding of the factors informing food choices and preparation in India’s mountain state. Step inside India’s healthcare system to observe local practices, get hands-on experience preparing traditional staples, connect with members of rural communities, and explore the diverse traditions and vibrant local culture through immersion.


Program Components



Rugged TravelCooking DemonstrationsLanguage ImmersionMarket Visits
Rural Home VisitsReligious SitesAgricultural ToursSocial Programs


Experience nutrition practices from a new perspective. Observe the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute disease states. Interact with medical staff and gain perspective on the unique practices and challenges of the local healthcare system.


Connect with families in local communities and discover how tradition, culture and religion influence dietary practices and food preparation. Identify common nutrition concerns, such as vitamin deficiency, reproductive nutrition, safe food preparation and hygiene.


Explore the rich culinary traditions of North India. Learn how to prepare regional staples with hands-on demonstrations. Map the nutritional landscape of the Indian diet and taste the vibrant flavors of one of the world’s great ancient cuisines.


Tap into the pulse of a people. Discover Indian culture through enriching visits to historical and religious sites, language lessons, community immersion, and excursions.


Sitting majestically above the searing plains, the British designated Shimla as the summer capital during their rule of India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the town reflects this British connection. Shimla’s upper ridge is comprised mostly of buildings in the Victorian style, while the lower slopes are occupied by Indian bazaars and restaurants.

Today, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, one of India’s northern most states. Despite Shimla’s reputation as a picturesque destination, development opportunities persist. Among the most vulnerable segments are families living in the greater district as migrant workers.

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fornutrition & healthcareprofessionals & students

2-Week Program

Explore and connect with a new culture,
learn about dietary healthcare in India, and earn
continuing education credits* in this immersive program.


2 to 4-Week Program

Earn hours and meet competencies
toward the requirements of
Dietetic Internship programs.

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Development and supervision by Sound Dietitians.

*Get in touch to learn about how you can meet your Continuing Education requirements though this expierence.

Upcoming Trips


November 20 - December 4


2022 Program Dates Coming Soon.

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What's Included:
  • Airport Pickup and Drop-off
  • Housing in Shimla
  • 3 Delicious Meals Per Day
  • Orientation
  • Global Nutrition - India Himalaya Workbook
  • Daily Clinical & Community Placement
  • Transportation to/from Placement
  • Weekly Cultural Activities
  • 24/7 In-Country Support Staff
  • Wifi
What's not Included:
  • Airfare to India
  • India Travel Visa
  • Personal Travel on Weekends
  • Spending Money
  • Traveler's Insurance (Required)
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