SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Witness the massive humanitarian response to the regional refugee crisis, with a focus on refugee health. Understand the impact of refugees in Europe during an excursion to Switzerland.Get a firsthand look at humanitarian action in Jordan and Swit... read more

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A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action
January 17, 2024 Semester In Amman
Living in Amman changed my perspective on the Middle East, international politics, and refugee matters. I'm so grateful for the experience and can't wait to go back. - Pomona College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the refugee issue happening in Jordan and Turkey (as this is where our excursion went to) and also learned a lot from my host family as they have had their own slew of issues. However, becoming close with them and taking part in cultural events and celebrations really enriches the experience. Not only tha... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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It opened my mind to more of the world which I think is extremely valuable for a young person. I learned more than I ever would have staying at my university for a semester and made friends who go to other universities all across the united states. - University of Oregon View Entire Review
I'm writing a review 2 years from when I did the program, but the study abroad experience continues to be memorable, fresh in my mind, and endearing. This program provided various experiential learning opportunities. We visited private/public/military hospitals and were encouraged to discuss the differences and similarities. ... - Emory University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Health & Community Development
I gained so much - a professional and personal network, a wider perspective, critical thinking skills, knowledge of new country, customs, health care systems, sustainable development...I could go on and on. I don't know how else to say this, but I have had an experience of a lifetime - a truly enriching and rewarding experie... - Lake Forest College View Entire Review
It was beyond worthwhile. I was lucky enough to have an extremely unique experience based on learning about vulnerable populations amidst healthcare and actually utilizing that knowledge in creating a research project that could make a difference. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would recommend it to absolutely anyo... - Connecticut College View Entire Review
I learned a lot. For one, I gained valuable experience with conversational Arabic. I was able to make connections in my future field. I gained both academic and life experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I became a much more resilient and patient person because of my time abroad, and I had an amazing group with me, with whom I bonded incredibly. Much of our bonding occurred because we were quite unhappy with how our program was being run and were put in many uncomfortable/slightly rude/offensive social situations because of our ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Attending the SIT Jordan program was worthwhile. my experience abroad has broadened my perspectives about refugees and humanitarian crisis. I also learned more about Arab culture. Moreover, I gained hands-on experience about supporting the most vulnerable communities in Jordan by interning at the Jordanian NGO that works in HIV... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I learned a lot about a different culture, how to communicate effectively in the parameters of that culture, about regional politics and views, how to plan out a research project - Stanford University View Entire Review
I learned more about thinking for myself and learning from people who live different lives. I've learned that there is so much about the world that I don't know but want to know. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
So many new friends, understanding and appreciation of Arab culture, improvements in Arabic, etc! - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Learning about refugees while in Jordan, which has such a unique relationship to so many different refugees, was priceless. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The Health and Community Development program at SIT offered everything I was looking for in a study abroad experience: a coursework focused on public health issues, a hands-on learning approach, complete cultural immersion, lifelong friendships, and the opportunity to learn a new language in its native environment. I was able to... - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I gained lifelong new friends (my four fellow JOH participants), an appreciation for Jordan as a country, a family with siblings, a basic understanding of statistics (during my ISP), firsthand exposure to Palestinian and Syrian refugee issues, and confidence in my colloquial Arabic skills. The experience was one of the most wort... - Emory University View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Jordan was by far the best time of my life! I learned more about the Jordanian healthcare system than I think I know about the US Healthcare system. By far, the best part of this program are the various field visits you attend, ranging from public hospitals and refugee health clinics to the Ministry of Health ... - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I gained valuable into an area of the world that I previously knew little about, and made life long friends along the way. The health program, in particular, educated me on Jordan's health care system more thoroughly than I could ever have hoped for. My host family and the SIT teachers were excellent, and I know that if I am eve... - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review

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Witness the massive humanitarian response to the regional refugee crisis, with a focus on refugee health. Understand the impact of refugees in Europe during an excursion to Switzerland.

Get a firsthand look at humanitarian action in Jordan and Switzerland. Jordan provides a unique opportunity to explore humanitarian response in various sectors including health, protection, food and Water and sanitation. In Amman, you’ll learn about protection status and policies and health and psychosocial interventions to improve the well-being of displaced populations. In Geneva, a hub for UN agencies and international aid organizations, you will explore the international humanitarian architecture and global coordination mechanism, as well as contrasting integration and identity challenges of asylum seekers in Jordan and Switzerland.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Human Services
  • Political Science and Government
  • Medical Administrative Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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

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April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

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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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