SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Spring 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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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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I think this SIT program is unique because it addresses global public health from a more critical viewpoint. We learn about concepts such as structural violence, political and economic histories of the areas we are in and how certain systems work to make some groups more vulnerable or give some people more or less access to heal... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How can I best put my IHP experience into words? Honestly. I can’t. Every time I think back to my time spent abroad with IHP, I remember so many amazing moments that stole my breath, changed my life, and rocked my world. At the beginning of IHP you meet many alumni and faculty that throw this term ‘life-changing’ at you lik... - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
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I gained a group of amazing friends, and met some great people throughout the world. It was more than worthwhile, I wish I could do it all over again almost everyday . - Barnard College View Entire Review
I chose IHP Health and Community, because I knew it was the kind of opportunity that I would likely never have again. I think that I grew a lot as person and some pretty incredible friendships. But it's so hard to sum up my experience! I wish I could do it all over again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Programs in multiple different countries help you gain perspective on what you're learning, on culture in general, and on your own home culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained so much appreciation for public policy on health and the impacts that such could have on communities worldwide. I also learned so much about each country and all the cultures we encountered. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - 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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