SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Spring 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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Absolutely worthwhile; I learned so much about myself, the places I was, and the subject matter of the program - however, this was largely due to my own personal drive/choices and the amazing students I was surrounded by rather than program-specific classroom time. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned an enormous amount about myself, and I have a new connection and my values and desires. Many of my perspectives and beliefs were consistently challenged and complicated in a really important way, and I learned new ways of articulating myself and my place in the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much more about the public health system, and I honestly miss it very much. It was super informative because we got to meet and understand the positions of different stakeholders in the public health sector, look at how healthcare affects different populations of people, and so much more! I learned to be a better gl... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I saw SO many different places, which inspired so many amazing discussion s among my peers and great ideas within me. The program is challenging in its constant travel and it demands your ultimate flexibility. I slept and lugged my bags on buses, trains, floors, airplanes, cabins, up stairs, through sand, and back again. But tho... - Barnard College View Entire Review
The world is huge, and there is much work to be done. - Tufts University View Entire Review
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It was worthwhile. It was rough at times, but I am glad I went. The academics were basically useless, but I am really glad that I got all of the experiences that I did. - 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):
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Mental and Social Health Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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