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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SIT Study Abroad Reviews

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community

    7

A personal growth journey

I enjoyed the variety of experiences I had doing this program. We took several trips so we got to see a good portion of the country. The host families were all nice and wanted to help their students and have them be involved with family activities. It was difficult to adjust to all of the sudden changes at first, but the staff were all helpful at in country orientation. The academics weren't very rigorous, most likely because you are encouraged to do a lot of investigating on your own time and experiencing the culture beyond books. I would have liked a more detailed methods course that gave more practical examples, but the traditional medicine and public health courses were interesting, with a fair number of guest speakers. I loved the ISP (independent study project) period, as it allowed for the most freedom and you can investigate a specific topic that really interests you.

Program: Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    6

An unforgettable, non-traditional, study abroad experience

I had a wonderful experience with SIT in Bolivia. I absolutely loved living in Cochabamba. I really loved living with my host family. I definitely miss them the most. I also made some great friends. I learned a lot about Bolivian reality, decolonization, indigenous communities and cosmovisión, and neoliberalism. The program does a good job of challenging western perspectives. I would definitely do it again!!!

Program: Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Experiment leadership institute participant

I learned so much as a result of this program. I was able to immerse myself in a culture that was so different from my own. I would recommend this program to anyone who is openminded and willing to challenge their current understandings of global issues. This program was physically and emotionally strenuous but a worthwhile experience, nonetheless

Program: India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices -Summer

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Best experience ever

This program was the greatest experience of my life. The people I met, the places I went, and the things I learned will stay with me forever. The group leaders (both American and Indian) were some of the wisest, nicest, inspiring people I have ever met. The culture shock was insane, India is a crazy, overwhelming place, but it is also beautiful, incredible, and inspiring. The people are so welcoming and warm, and love that you want to learn about their country. This trip is so worth going on, I learned more than I thought I ever could, became life-long friends with incredible people, and became passionate about public health.

Program: India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Challenging, safe, life-changing experience

I truly sing the praises of the Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community program in India to anyone who will listen. I spent the Fall semester of my junior year in 2015 studying in Delhi with SIT, and it was the greatest choice I have made in my academic career thus-far. I wanted a program that pushed me outside of my comfort zone and was not something I ever could have experienced in a classroom at Williams College, my home institution. This semester did that and more. I learned about healthcare practices and policy in India through an experiential-based model, doing workshops at long-functioning NGOs and speaking with doctors, midwives, and community health workers at District Hospitals and Community Health Centers; I spoke with people from the WHO and with Indian government officials; I led an independent study project by myself in rural Uttar Pradesh on maternal health access and outcomes. But the best part of the program lies in the staff and support through the SIT program in Delhi. Our professors were our teachers but also our parents away from home, helping us push ourselves to the limits of our comfort zones as juniors in college, while feeling safe and confident all the way. I felt supported 24/7 in all my new experiences. This program impacted my approach to my classes, education, and goals for a future career in healthcare back in the states, and led me to get a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship continuing public health research with connections I made during my independent study on the program.

Program: India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

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