This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad. The online course is open to all applicants with three semesters of college-level French (or equivalent). The in-person J-term is open to college undergraduates who have comple...
This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad. The online course is open to all applicants with three semesters of college-level French (or equivalent). The in-person J-term is open to college undergraduates who have completed the online term or who provide proof of completion (or the equivalent) of three semesters of college-level French. This program, aimed at students and professionals in health-related fields, offers resources for building French language skills for public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, and mental health, among others. This program will be delivered through a three-credit online course and an optional three-credit immersion course in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The program will employ experiential learning opportunities and include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme. Discussion sessions will provide opportunities to practice and develop French language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical healthcare scenarios. Antananarivo, the economic capital of Madagascar, has the most advanced network of professionals in medical and public health services on the island. While in Tana, you will have opportunities to practice your French through interactions with medical and public health professionals. You will also visit urban and rural health care centers in Andasibe and the surrounding area. During an excursion to the rural area of Andasibe, you will examine intercultural healthcare systems for local community and learn about the challenges facing rural health care workers. In both Antananarivo and Andasibe, you will be living with a host family to advance your French outside of the classroom. HIGHLIGHTS Enhance capacity in oral comprehension on themes related to public health. Discover how Malagasy culture and healthcare issues are intertwined, and learn how to apply this to sustainable and effective public health policy solutions. Practice French for public health by working alongside health workers and collecting data with study subjects in Madagascar. (J-Term) Experience daily life with homestay families in Antananarivo and Andasibe. (J-Term)
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
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
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