SIT Study Abroad: IHP Climate Change - The Politics of Land, Water, and Energy Justice

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Witness the causes and social impacts of climate change across four continents and examine possibilities for local and global environmental justice.In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, you’ll meet farmers striving to modernize their agricultural practice... read more

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This program really taught me perspective. The academics were really interesting, and I learned a lot about climate change, but the main focus was climate justice. We learned that everything is intersectional, and climate change is both a threat and a threat multiplier. This program truly changed the way I look at the issues fac... - Duke University View Entire Review
I think this program is essential to understanding environmental justice outside of the US. I truly think it will guide my career and activism interests. - Brown University View Entire Review
January 10, 2020 A Wonderful, Wild Ride
comfort in unfamiliar situations communication skills ability to live well with others going with the flow learning to get the most out of every experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Great!
A lot about climate justice movements and indigenous climate activism. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to make do with what I have, how to travel respectfully, and how to live with the same group for 4 months straight. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about environmental justice and capitalism, things which I hope will continue to shape my life in the future. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to independently navigate a city in a language I do not know. I improved communication skills, I am less hesitant to reach out to people I would like to learn from or meet and I am more extraverted. I learned how to connect with people more easily/ readily, how to find commonalities and similar values. I learned ho... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I really learned how to be alone as well as how people address climate change issues around the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was totally worthwhile. I gained renewed confidence in traveling alone and being flexible. - University of Vermont View Entire Review
My learning mainly came in the form of learning about ways to think about and analyze systems and issues. I think that's a worthwhile thing to learn. - Vassar College View Entire Review
The programming pulled from a vast network of resources to create an immersive learning experience, with guest lecturers, site visits and unparalleled opportunities. It was generally incredibly intentional and well-designed to develop and build our understanding, to encourage critical thinking, and to expose us to important lite... - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
lots of freedom and perspective. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This program completely changed the way I think about climate change and the systems it is embedded within. It provides important analytical frames through which to view the world, and offers an extensive itinerary for field-based learning - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I definitely believe my study abroad experience was worthwhile. When I was initially searching for a program, I knew I wanted to challenge myself and really learn about a topic I am passionate about. I think IHP really enriched my understanding of the world and people and I cannot imagine myself in the future doing something unr... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: International Honors Program / IHP, Climate Change - The Politics of Food, Water, & Energy
Saw three countries in three months (as well as time spent in California at the start of the program) and learned so much about how the world works. The countries we visited each had their own unique perks and we saw and learned a lot. Not the easiest program in the world just in terms of physical, mental and emotional strain,... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A huge amount of information on climate change and issues of environmental justice, agriculture, and inequality. I had my doubts during the program, but it was absolutely worth it by the end. - Middlebury College View Entire Review


Witness the causes and social impacts of climate change across four continents and examine possibilities for local and global environmental justice.

In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, you’ll meet farmers striving to modernize their agricultural practices and understand how the country, which has few fossil fuels, is embracing renewable energy. In Nepal, you will be uniquely located in a country that is vulnerable to climate change but has numerous initiatives to tackle this global challenge. The course here will offer a chance to interact with experts, communities, and institutions across the Nepalese Himalayas and undertake a guided trek to Sikles Village and Kapuche Glacier Lake. In Ecuador, you will explore resilience strategies in and around Quito and travel to the Galapagos Islands to understand the threats of climate change and the efforts to conserve unique marine and island ecosystems.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Food Science, Food Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Foods and Nutrition
Minimum GPA:
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

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: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office ( or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.