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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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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