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
January 11, 2020 Wish I Could Go Back!!
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

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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
  • Sociology and Anthropology
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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