SIT Study Abroad: IHP Health and Community - Globalization, Culture and Care

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Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being.Health practices differ widely around the globe, but health inequities—between economic divides, urban and rural—are increasing exponentially everywhere. Across... read more

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May 30, 2023 Glad I Went
I experienced other cultures and other ways of life. I was able to learn about the public health system in other countries and compare across countries - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Spring 2)
I learned flexibility of expectations. Embracing the beauty of the unknown and of experiences I never knew I needed to have. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
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
Past Review Memorable
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
The connections you make with local faculty in the places you travel and live and with students studying in the program from all across the country (and world) are invaluable. The immersive experience is truly like no other and SIT does an incredibly job integrating all program components to provide the most meaningful and enric... - Brown University View Entire Review
I learned to accept that there is no one truth or answer. Across different cultural contexts, similar issues may emerge, and while it is our responsibility to challenge these issues, we need to acknowledge people will have different perspectives. You will become more inquisitive, and learn to ask better questions over the course... - University of Richmond 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.

Health practices differ widely around the globe, but health inequities—between economic divides, urban and rural—are increasing exponentially everywhere. Across four continents, compare health systems and strategies, community well-being, and multiple factors affecting human health in different contexts, on both local and global scales. Journey from mega-cities to rural villages to take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at how communities around the world define what it is to achieve and maintain health.


With this scope of experiences, you will learn to critically analyze some of the most pressing health issues of this global moment such as social inequities, chronic and infectious disease, climate change, and the economic drivers of healthcare. Through site visits and research practice with an array of health practitioners, government officials, and activists, you will explore health at both individual and population-wide levels, and witness how positioning health as a human right impacts policy and health outcomes at all levels. Finally, you will explore the challenges all citizens face amid mounting obstacles to healthcare access, while strengthening your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that shape and predict human health.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Mental and Social Health Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs 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: 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 (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu 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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