Program Details

The program takes a holistic, interdisciplinary view of academic topics, drawing not only on articles and faculty lectures, but also student observations, guest lectures, and homestay interviews to facilitate learning. Assignments typically involve writte
Location:
Washington, United States; Brasilia, Brazil; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Chennai, India; Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Investigate how communities can ensure the health and well-being of all citizens amid mounting challenges created by changing economic, environmental, and social forces.

The program takes a holistic, interdisciplinary view of academic topics, drawing not only on articles and faculty lectures, but also student observations, guest lectures, and homestay interviews to facilitate learning. Assignments typically involve written essays, oral presentations, and more creative projects such as posters and photo stories.

SIT Study Abroad program fees include all courses, educational excursions, health insurance, full room, and partial board for the entire program period. Fees and additional expenses are based on all known circumstances at the time of calculation.

Setting Description:
What are the forces that create good public health in some communities, and ill health in others? Why have health disparities within and across countries widened, even as modern healthcare has discovered the causes of many illnesses and prevented many deaths? The Health and Community program strengthens students' ability to understand, interpret and compare the biological, ecological, economic, political, and socio-cultural factors that affect human health. Students broaden their global perspective and deepen their skills in critical and comparative thinking, while gaining practical knowledge about:

The health impacts of globalization
Comparative health systems
Governance and policymaking
Public health issues and innovative strategies to address them
Field-based research methods and analysis.

From Southeast Asia to South Africa, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, students learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local c
Cost:
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Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Best Experience EVER
    5.0
    01/22/20

    This program completely changed my view on the world and provided me with eye-opening real experiences and stories from people all over the world. Getting to experience things that I learned in a textbook firsthand in India, South Africa, and Brazil has

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I love IHP Health and Community Track 2
    5.0
    01/14/20

    I had an amazing time during this program. It allowed me to study public and global health while immersing myself in different cultures. It's academically challenging, but also challenges you personally. I grew a lot through out the semester. This program

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Academic Abroad Experience Possible
    5.0
    01/12/20

    During my time on the SIT IHP Health and Community Track 1 program during the Fall of 2019, I grew as a student and as a person in ways I didn’t expect. Going to India, South Africa and Brazil under the context of public health issues and hearing from

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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