SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics (Spring)

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Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment -- and with what consequences -- in cities across the globe.This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involv... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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The most valuable thing I gained from my experience abroad was a tangible shift in my worldview and, more importantly, the analytical tools (and friends/mentors) with which to continue to engage in these new perceptions back home. - Yale University View Entire Review
I was able to compare large issues through small experiences. I learned Wolof, which they speak in Senegal and have been able to use this many times in other parts of the world when I meet Senegalese vendors. I learned the importance of informal and formal settings. I learned to question everything. I learned to let people speak... - Providence College View Entire Review
Without a doubt. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
a big emphatic yes. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Social skills, confidence, adaptability, acceptance. It was probably one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
SO much. The comparative aspect helped me to learn a lot about myself and the US. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, but because the people made it so. The program has a lot of potential and will hopefully improve upon its weaknesses, but know that you will ultimate create your own experience on IHP. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Urban Blow Out
I went into the program being most interested about one thing (urban planning) and left knowing that I have to do something completely different (community organizing and youth work). This experience helped me to understand what it was about Urban Studies that truly interested me--and it was the people side of the coin, not the ... - Hamline University View Entire Review

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Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment -- and with what consequences -- in cities across the globe.

This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involving key actors and stakeholders — public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs, and grassroots organizations. You will spend time in four cities across the globe to better understand the interconnected social, physical, economic, environmental, and political systems affecting urban environments. In addition, you will complete an independent comparative research project on a topic of your choosing.

Key Questions:

- Though human needs may be similar around the globe, why does a city's ability to satisfy those needs vary?
- How do people create a sense of place, of community, of urban identity?
- What historical and sociocultural contexts frame the opportunities, constraints, and uncertainties of urban life?
- What must be done — and by whom — to move toward ecologically sustainable cities?
- What are the opportunities for political action by individuals, community organizations, social movements, and local governments to shape city life?

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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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