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Study Abroad

East West College of Natural Medicine recognizes the need for advanced training and residencies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, as well as in integrative medicine and clinical research. In particular, we encourage students to complete hospital rounds where they experience a wide-range of diseases and different treatment modalities.


East West College of Natural Medicine coordinates study abroad to China. Trips are approximately three weeks long and scheduled over school breaks. Currently this program is hosted by the Zhejiang Medical College in Hangzhou China, considered one of the largest TCM colleges in the world. The Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine has three affiliated hospitals and four outpatient clinics that see thousands of patients each day. Along with hospital and clinic experience, students are offered training in their choice of the following areas: gynecology, acupuncture, tuina, internal medicine, endocrinology, orthopedics, and pediatrics. The fee for this study trip is not included in EWCNM tuition and is covered separately by students wishing to exercise this opportunity.


Hangzhou is located in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of China. The city is centered around West Lake and has an expansive botanical park. In Hangzhou excursions are offered to several interesting sites such as the Tea Museum, Huqingyutang Herbal Museum and Pharmacy, a modern herbal factory, Lingyin Monastery, and mausoleum and gardens of General Yu Fei.

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