CCA’s Distance Learning format is a revolutionary and innovative format that integrates independent study with the option to join open class hours with a Master Teacher. Distance Learning is available for the Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine and Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine courses. For the internship courses, Distance Learning students must come to the intensives in person. After that, they can join classes via the above described Vedaweb™ system. Students may move as quickly as they wish through the course, so they may be able to end sooner than Full Time and Weekend courses.
Live Internet (Vedaweb™) Classes:
Students may attend weekend and full-time classes live over the internet from the comfort of their own home. Vedaweb™ students are held accountable to the same attendance and performance standards as other students. Our Vedaweb™ internet technology allows students with high-speed internet access to view the teacher, the class presentation, and allows for two-way (audio and video) communication as if the student is in the classroom. Students must have high-speed internet access, a headset, and a webcam. Additional technology requirements can be found in the technology disclosure within the enrollment documents. Students must be able to create a quiet space for study and not be distracted by external events and have their webcam on during class. We require that all students take our free training in how to use this technology. Please note that Vedaweb™ Internship students need to attend an intensive on-site in Nevada City at the start of each internship. Please note that all regular classes are recorded and this may include the thumbnail images of the participants.
Learn more about CCA’s flexible learning formats.
Internship Preparation Intensive
At the beginning of each internship all students can attend an in-person intensive at the Nevada City campus. AHCi is online only, CASi and MAS are hybrid with online and offsite sections to them.
Because of the structure of the educational programs at the California College of Ayurveda, international students cannot receive a special student visa to stay in our country and study for an extended period of time. International students should apply for a regular tourist visa. Please note the California College of Ayurveda does not check the immigration status of our students. You will not be required to show a visa to attend classes.
We cannot assist students in obtaining a visa. All visas must be obtained from an American embassy or consulate. For more information refer to the U.S. Department of State website. For embassy and consulate locations, refer to www.usembassy.gov.
Payments – All payments for the programs can be made by credit card online or over the phone.
Language – All classes are taught in English. All textbooks are in English and all exams are giving in English. The College does not provide ESL training.
Transfers – It is possible for students to transfer modalities during their program. Transfer to classroom programs are contingent on the classroom schedule. Transfers into the Distance Learning program can happen in any month.
Communication with Master Teacher – Master Teachers who are assigned to international students all have the ability to communicate with the student using Skype or similar technologies.
Distance Learning – Learn more about Ayurveda Training in the Distance Learning Program.