SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - Food Security and Nutrition (Summer)

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Investigate how the international community addresses the challenges of meeting the nutrition, food security, and health needs of populations in the 21st century.Based in Geneva and Nyon, this program provides you with an understanding of global f... read more

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Investigate how the international community addresses the challenges of meeting the nutrition, food security, and health needs of populations in the 21st century.

Based in Geneva and Nyon, this program provides you with an understanding of global food security and nutrition challenges and their links to sustainable development, public health, and socio-political stability. You will explore issues such as food sovereignty, global health, climate change, humanitarian emergencies, and forced migration in the context of global food security.

Major topics of study include:

- Sustainable agriculture
- Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- Slow Food culture in the contexts of Switzerland and Istria
- Public health and non-communicable diseases
- Obesity, under-nutrition, and inadequate nutrition
- Infant and child feeding

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Foods and Nutrition
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