SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 1)

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Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being.This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that... read more

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As I said earlier, I do think I became a more flexible and more resilient traveler. I think I grew in terms of my ability to understand the elements of a new cultural context. In addition to stories, advice, and questions I gained from the semester, I also think i gained a greater respect and appreciation for what it means to tr... - Berea College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - I learnt to take things as they come - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It's too much to summarize here. Academically, I learned so much because I was immersed in what I was learning about. Surprisingly, I learned a lot more about myself than I thought. It has been my favorite semester during college so it was definitely worthwhile. - Harvard University View Entire Review
I gained a much wider appreciation for the diversity of cultures, ideologies, and lifestyles in this world. This year was incredibly worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
That life is messy and not easy to understand, but worth trying - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Multiple - IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Fall 1)
It was amazingly worthwhile and a trip I will look back on for the rest of my life. Many experiences that I am still grappling to understand over the coming months back home. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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I gained a sense of the size of the world. I gained perspective on the US and myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really gained a greater appreciation for the diverse ways people approach and live life. And I think this experience clarified for me that health is the field I want to enter. - Wellesley College View Entire Review


Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being.

This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that affect human health. From North America to South Asia and Africa to South America, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, you will learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies and nongovernmental agencies, caregivers, and those receiving care.

Key Questions:

- How can a deeper understanding of culture transform our view of health?
- Is health a fundamental human right? If so, who is responsible for guaranteeing it?
- What can be done about the health inequities — between rich and poor, urban and rural — that exist around the world?
- What is the role of public health in the global context? How do the forces of globalization impact health and healthcare?
- How do grassroots activism and top-down approaches conflict with or complement one another?
- What is the role of community in health and well-being? And, how do different people understand what it is to be a healthy person in varied cultural contexts?

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Mental and Social Health Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
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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

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

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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