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

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Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanization, and globalization, and which responses offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and glo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 8 Reviews
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January 30, 2020 Experiential Learning
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
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
July 21, 2018 Worth It
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

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Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanization, and globalization, and which responses offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.

Examine pressing questions around global food security in four contrasting countries. Consider how to meet food availability demands when approximately 870 million people per year—more than 12 percent of the global population—suffer from chronic undernourishment. By 2050, it is estimated that the world needs to double net food availability to feed a projected population of nine billion people. During this comparative program you will analyze local, national, and global food systems—and the very direct impact of food on our daily lives—to develop a deeper understanding into one of the most significant challenges of our time. By examining the implications of technological advances, changing geo-political landscapes, and climate change on food security equations, you will identify strategies to ensure healthy and prosperous livelihoods in a rapidly changing world.

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