SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 2)

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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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You are more capable than we tend to give ourselves credit for. It was an amazing experience that is incredibly special to me. - Emory University View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of perspective and way of seeing the world. The classes were interesting and learning extended beyond the classroom. Extremely worthwhile!! - Emory University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Public Health, but I may have learned more about myself and my role in group dynamics. It was completely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I developed as a student and as a person on this adventure. It was so worthwhile, I wouldn't even doubt taking the opportunity again! - Brown University View Entire Review
I learned so much from my abroad experience, I do not know where to begin. I learned a lot about public health, which is great because I suppose thats what I paid for. This was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was my most meaningful semester of school yet. It gave me new lenses to view the world and an extremely close group of friends. - Rice University View Entire Review
A love of writing and travel - yes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about health worldwide, and I gained a lot of important travel and cultural competency skills. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Saw the most amazing places and met incredible people of all walks of life. Definitely worthwhile, changed my perspective in many ways and helped me to make decisions about my academic focus. - Barnard 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):
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • 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 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

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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.






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