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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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
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
Past Review Eat, Pray, Love.
I gained a sense of the size of the world. I gained perspective on the US and myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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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 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:
2.5
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