SIT Study Abroad: IHP Food Systems - Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice

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Understand the dynamics of the global food system local contexts, exploring agriculture, food justice, global markets and exchange, sustainability, and social change.Journey from Georgia in the United States to Ecuador, Spain, and Malawi, as you s... read more

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Deeper understanding of international food systems and food systems issues within different countries - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Agroecological farming is the way to go. But also, it really is a life-changing experience! I am so grateful to have gone on this program, pushed beyond my limitations, and learned from so many different people. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the topic of food security, especially because of how interconnected were our classes, site visits and lectures. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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A lot of cultural exposure - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Power dynamics and politics of capital driven food systems. Insights to how our world runs. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes. Life changing. Put all the theory I learned while at school into action and solidified my law school ambition. - Fordham University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, the program is amazing - the staff & structure were not. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Unique cultural engagement and education from professors, different kinds of farmers, local families, indigenous leaders, community activists, clinicians, conservationists, etc etc. A greater understanding of our world's food systems and colonial/agricultural history, practical farming experience, research and ethnographic d... - Temple University View Entire Review
I learned more than I ever could about the places and systems I was moving through culturally, economically, politically, socially than I ever could have in a class room. We engaged daily with individuals and communities from across the food system. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about the way that people interact in difficult situations. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to ask better questions, to advocate for myself, and how to tell meaningful stories. Definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Understand the dynamics of the global food system local contexts, exploring agriculture, food justice, global markets and exchange, sustainability, and social change.

Journey from Georgia in the United States to Ecuador, Spain, and Malawi, as you study how food production, distribution, and consumption are affected by climate change, global trade, and historic inequalities. Learn from farmers, fishers, herders, scientists, activists, and policy experts about livelihoods and food production, government programs, and innovative food safety and trade regulations. See the work of the University of Georgia’s top-ranked school of agriculture and compare it to small, organic, cooperative farms in other countries. 

Live with a farming family in Malawi, tour major production hubs while exploring the biodiversity of Ecuador, and examine the complexity and disparity of feeding cities when tradition meets vanguard cuisine in Spain. Across continents, explore the importance of celebrating food and examine gastronomy as a key driver of economic growth. Uncover solutions that offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture General
  • Agricultural Public Services
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Political Science and Government
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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