SIT Study Abroad Program Opportunities

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Argentina: Transnationalism & Comparative Development in SA

Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America’s Southern Cone countries — Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In this comparative...

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Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics

Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment — and with what consequences — in cities across the globe. This...

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Mongolia

Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Examine international relations, natural resource management, nomadic traditions, and economic growth from Mongolia’s unique vantage point. The program looks at the...

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Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy

Investigate the historical and social contexts of diverse human rights movements, including the roles of culture, political economy, and international law in four different...

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Tunisia

Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Examine the dynamics between modernity and tradition, Islam and constitutional democracy, technology and youth culture, and social and political transition in Tunisia. As...

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Netherlands: Perspectives on Sexuality & Gender

Acquire an intersectional understanding of the complexities and paradoxes that surround issues of gender and sexuality in the Netherlands — commonly believed to be one

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Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of westernization and globalization in the Pacific Islands. This program encourages students to explore processes of...

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India

India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

Explore the links between public health, policy advocacy, and community with a focus on women, children, tribal, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India...

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Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care

Learn how communities around the world define and strive for health and well-being. This program strengthens students' ability to understand, interpret, and compare the...

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Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

Examine peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and the impact of international intervention on state formation, human rights, and transitional justice in the comparative...

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Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This...

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Vietnam

Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Examine economic and social development in the cultural context of Vietnam, one of Asia’s most dynamic and rapidly changing countries. This program examines how, after...

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India: National Identity and the Arts

Explore the social and political dynamics in the arts and architecture of the world’s largest democracy. This program engages students in the complex questions of who...

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Switzerland: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

Examine macroeconomics and the global finance system through the lens of social justice and the ethics of sustainable business. GenevaFrom its base in Geneva, this program...

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IHP: Social Entrepreneurship

Explore what “entrepreneurship” means around the world, drawing on the disciplines of management, economics, technology, and design. In this program, you examine how...

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IHP: Rethinking Food Security

Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanization, and globalization, and which responses offer...

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Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, Politics -Fall

Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment and with what consequences in cities across the globe. This program...

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Health & Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care -Fall 2

Learn how communities around the world define and strive for health and well-being. This program strengthens students' ability to understand, interpret, and compare the...

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India

India: Summer Innovation Lab - Food

Analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya, one of the most fragile, important, and bio-diverse ecological...

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India

India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices -Summer

Explore and experience India’s vibrant traditional medicine systems in the context of rapid economic growth and health policy reform. This program introduces students...

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Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy

Study the social impacts of climate change through the political economy of food, water, and energy in some of the world’s most productive and vulnerable landscapes. This...

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India

India: Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture

Explore the history, arts, architecture, and religions of the Himalaya. This program examines art his­tory and Buddhism while traveling through the Indian Himalaya

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India

India: Social Change and Sustainable Development

Examine India’s socioeconomic development trends and how rethinking development is gaining urgency for shaping sustainable social change. This program examines the diverse...

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Ghana

Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Explore social change in Ghana through an exploration of its dynamic cultural heritage and contemporary society. In this program, students explore Ghana’s rich artistic...

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Cameroon

Cameroon: Development and Social Change

Examine social, economic, and political development patterns in one of Africa’s most ethnically and geographically diverse countries. The program explores the challenge...

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Kenya

Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

Study the intersections of health, human rights, and cities at multiple sites in Kenya, where rapid urbanization is transforming access, equity, and well-being. This program...

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Madagascar

Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Explore environmental challenges, conservation, and development strategies in Madagascar, an island nation isolated from neighboring landmasses for more than one hundred

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Morocco

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world: authoritarian rule, democratic transition, economic liberalization, civil society, Islamic movements, and constitutional...

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South Africa

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Explore issues of multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in the context of South Africa, from historical and contemporary perspectives. This program focuses on South...

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South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

Explore the dynamic socioeconomic, political, and cultural processes of South Africa, an extraordinarily diverse country in transition. Similar to other countries around...

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Tanzania

Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Explore the balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanzania. The program challenges students to reframe...

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Tanzania

Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology & Natural Resource Management

Examine coastal ecology and natural resource management in one of the most remarkable areas of the world: the Zanzibar islands of the western Indian Ocean. This program...

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Uganda: Development Studies

Examine development in theory and practice throughout Uganda, while engaging with current concepts and debates in development studies in the vibrant context of Kampala. This...

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Australia

Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

Acquire methods, tools, and different perspectives on how to make our societies more sustainable. The Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action program is designed...

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Senegal

Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

Discover the enormous contribution to African arts and cultures made by Senegal, a country that has inspired centuries of poetry, music, literature, dance, and visual arts. The...

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Bolivia

Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change

Stretching from the tropical Amazon to the soaring Andes, Bolivia's diverse landscapes and populations offer amazing contrasts--as well as significant challenges to development....

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Brazil

Brazil: Social Innovation and Community Development

Examine the vast human and environmental challenges confronting northeast Brazil, and learn about social justice initiatives in the fascinating city of Fortaleza. This...

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Chile

Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Community Development

Explore Chile’s recent political and social history and discover how Chileans are working to reconcile with the past and create a more equitable and culturally inclusive...

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Ecuador

Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Explore tropical ecosystems and the complexities of conservation efforts in Ecuador, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. This program looks at the entomology,...

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Ecuador

Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

Study the relationship between power and language in Ecuador as the country’s multilingual and multiethnic populations strive for social change. This program analyzes...

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Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

Explore Nicaragua a generation after the revolution and investigate how young people in Nicaragua and Cuba are creatively advocating for change. In this program, students...

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China

China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities

Study China’s cultural diversity and minority relations in Yunnan Province and on an excursion to Beijing, while earning up to 10 credits for Chinese language study. Based...

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Indonesia

Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Examine the important roles played by Indonesia’s six officially recognized religions and the arts in shaping sociocultural discourses in Bali and Java. This program,...

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Nepal

Nepal: Development and Social Change

Witness the challenges Nepal faces as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change during a dynamic period in its history. This...

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Nepal

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan People

Examine Tibetan and Himalayan politics and religion and the contemporary issues faced by communities in exile, particularly in the case of Tibet. Through the thematic...

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Switzerland International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Examine intergovernmental, supranational, and regional organizations’ strategies for and responses to current challenges in the international system. From its base in...

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Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation

Study tropical ecology in one of the world’s most ecologically diverse countries, and explore the critical environmental and social issues affecting its conservation. This...

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Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

Examine critical issues in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a moderate Arab state confronting political responsibilities, modernization, social change, and the effects of...

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Argentina

Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Study Argentina’s social movements and the country’s historical and current struggles to guarantee human rights for its diverse populations. Located in the vibrant...

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Brazil

Brazil: Public Health, Race and Human Rights

Investigate healthcare policy and delivery systems among disadvantaged groups in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Study how public health interacts with race and human rights. This...

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China

China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas. This program en­gages...

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Morocco

Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service

Rapidly learn or advance your spoken and written Arabic language skills through community service and full immersion in Moroccan culture. Based in Rabat, this multifaceted...

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South Africa

South Africa: Education and Social Change

Examine the challenges and successes of educational transformation and explore the role of education in a changing South Africa through theory, field study, and practice. This...

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Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

Examine the root causes of conflict and analyze measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in Uganda and Rwanda. This program explores the social, political,...

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South Africa

South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

Examine community-based health concerns from a South African perspective, exploring the roles of the South African state, the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)...

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Peru

Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Explore how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to ensure the preservation of their cultural values and to shape their own future in the face of globalization...

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Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

Study educational policies and pedagogies in Chile and Argentina, exploring the relationship between education, society, and diversity in both countries. This...

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Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

Examine models of health systems and development policy in Geneva and the surrounding region, the world’s capital for international organizations dedicated to public health,...

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Iceland

Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology and Resource Economics

Examine the physical processes of energy utilization as well as the economics and environmental impacts of energy use across diverse regions of Iceland. This program...

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Australia

Australia: Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology

Investigate the terrestrial and marine ecological patterns and processes of tropical northern Queensland--a world vastly different from the rest of Australia. UNESCO has

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Jordan

Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies

Rapidly learn or improve your Arabic language skills through intensive language study in Jordan. This program gives students of wide-ranging levels, including beginners,...

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Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity

Explore the effects of human mobility on local communities, global politics, and transnational economies. This program examines the factors driving internal and international...

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Chile

Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine

Gain unique insight into healthcare policies, politics, and delivery as well as traditional medicinal practices in Chilean communities. This program examines intercultural...

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Uganda: Post Conflict Transformation

Examine the human costs of conflict in northern Uganda and the ways local communities are fostering peace, economic development, and sustainable reconciliation. This...

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Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

Examine the root causes of the 1994 genocide and Rwanda’s ongoing efforts in fostering peace, unity, and reconciliation among its people. This program examines the...

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Morocco

Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

Advance your skills in journalism by studying under the expert guidance of professional journalists in an international environment. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars

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Argentina

Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

Examine the challenges surrounding public health policy and inequities, as well as issues related to urban epidemiology in Buenos Aires. This program provides students...

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Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

Examine the impact of regional conflicts on healthcare systems and determinants of health in Jordan. Consider the health status of Jordan population groups including refugees...

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Nepal

Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya -- Summer

Conduct Earth science fieldwork in the spectacular setting of the Nepal Himalaya. The program focuses on field geoscience, geohazards, and environmental sci­ence in the...

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Madagascar

Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

Examine how historical circumstances, geography, and demographics shape and inform the delivery of traditional and allopathic healthcare systems in Madagascar. In

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South Africa

South Africa: Summer Innovation Lab - Shelter

Examine Cape Town’s built environment, where apartheid’s legacies and burgeoning inequalities have combined to create acute housing challenges and innovative approaches...

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Jordan

Jordan: Summer Innovation Lab - Water

Explore innovative approaches to water supply in Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries and a location facing increased water needs due to climate change and a growing...

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Indonesia

Indonesia: Community Nature Conservation in Bali

Examine resource-use patterns and community-based conservation initiatives on the island of Bali. This program explores the challenges of nature conservation in one of...

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Argentina

Argentina: Art, Memory, and Social Transformation (Summer)

Discover how artistic work has allowed people of multiple generations in Argentina to work through Argentina’s troubled past and to advocate for social change. Explore...

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Brazil

Brazil: Sports, Youth, and Social Justice (Summer)

Learn how sports have provided a key strategy for engaging young people in positive change and working toward social justice in Brazil. With Brazil's preparations for

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Panama

Panama: Marine Ecology & Blue Carbon Conservation

Conduct extensive fieldwork in the marine and coastal ecosystems of Panama, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Learn to measure and quantify blue carbon in...

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Switzerland

Switzerland: Food Security and Nutrition (Summer)

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

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Iceland and Greenland: Climate Change and the Arctic

Study climate models and methods of carbon management in Iceland and Greenland. Examine the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and society. Develop unique insights...

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New African Diasporas: Transnational Communities, Cultures, and Economies

Experience the vitality and global breadth of contemporary African diaspora communities. Embark on an innovative, comparative study abroad program that takes you from

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Samoa

Study Abroad in Samoa: Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Study abroad in American Samoa, and get involved in a program that will have you examining processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities through independent

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South Korea

South Korea: Digital Futures (Summer)

Experience South Korea’s exciting digital innovation and sharing economy linking public, private, and grassroots social entrepreneurship. From the program’s base in the...

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