SIT Study Abroad: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

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  • Location(s): Apia, Samoa
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of westernization and globalization in the Pacific Islands.This program encourages you to explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities through interdisciplinary coursework, ... read more

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January 11, 2020 Unforgettable
Worthwhile - got to see five different islands in total. Learned a lot about the world. Very englightening - University of Vermont View Entire Review
It allowed me to put a lot of things into perspective. It was definitely worthwhile as I learned a lot about myself and others. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worth while. I learned about the culture, about relationships, other people, and most importantly, about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Manaia Samoa!
I couldn't possibly fit into this small box everything I gained from my experience abroad. I gained a whole new way of looking at the world, which I didn't realize until returning to the States. It was the most worthwhile experience of my college career. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and what I can achieve. It was very worthwhile. Moreover, for the first time I realized the consequences of our first world decisions. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I have learned about life lessons that you hear about in the classroom but experience firsthand and keep with you for life, including the love between family and the villages, how to appreciate what you have, how to give unconditionally, and so much more. It was completely worthwhile because some people can be tucked nicely away... - Fordham University View Entire Review
definitely worth it - i would reccommend this to any student wishing to study abroad not in the usual european places - Ithaca College View Entire Review
YES! - Ithaca College View Entire Review

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Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of westernization and globalization in the Pacific Islands.

This program encourages you to explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research. You will consider the impact of new and different values on Pacific Island communities and social structures in light of development and globalization pressures and acquire diverse perspectives on social change and transition in the Pacific context, learning from Pacific Islanders.

Major topics of study include:

- Vulnerability, environmental security, and adaptation awareness
- Understanding wealth and poverty in Samoa
- Challenges to women in political leadership
- The church and social action in Samoa
- Special education and social change

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Asian Studies
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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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