SIT Study Abroad: China - Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese M... read more

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I had spent lots of time abroad, especially in developing countries before this trip. Unfortunately, this experience left such a sour taste in my mouth, I never want to return to China out of fear of repeating the nightmare that was this trip. I love traveling and experiencing other cultures but this trip only showed the bad par... - Fort Lewis College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
New friendships and connections all over the country and globe; Familiarization of a unique approach to medicine and health care system of a fast-growing nation; Great improvement in Chinese and being able to use it in a realistic situation; Definitely worthwhile! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
I learned to makeover how I think about health and medicine. I loved learning that there was this vast, complicated, and intricate alternative medical system that was considered legitimate and working. It was so different from the American and Western perspective on health, disease, and medicine. I took home a lot that helped ou... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Gained greater insight and respect for Chinese culture. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned about the basic theories of TCM and the root of Daoism and how that permeated throughout Chinese culture and history. It didn't only influence the development of how health is viewed but also the lifestyle of the people which I greatly admired and respected. I learned about the long history of the country and the local... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An insight to the life of other people in a different location. Yes very worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Chinese culture and myself. This experience gave me extra passion and inspiration for what I want to do in the future. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.

This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medi­cine coexist. You will learn about China’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape and strategies being imagined and imple­mented to address questions of personal and community health.

Major topics of study include:

- Critical health issues such as HIV/AIDS, China’s reproductive policy, women’s and children’s healthcare, and the reform of China’s healthcare system
- Indig­enous ethnic minority healing systems, including Bai traditional herbal medicine, Naxi Dongba shamanism, and Tibetan medicine
- Chinese traditional healing practices such as Qigong therapy, Five Animal Movements, medicinal food therapy, tea therapy, foot massage therapy, hot spring therapy, and music therapy
- The pharmacopoeia of TCM herbal medicine and techniques of massage, acupuncture, moxibus­tion, and cupping

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Massage Therapy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • Public Health
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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