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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; Washington, DC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Early Childhood Care and Education, Health Promotion, Healthcare Administration, Public Service Leadership, Social Work, Sociology Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

 

SIT Study Abroad/IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Spring 1)

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being.

WHY STUDY GLOBAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY?

Health practices differ widely around the globe, but health inequities—between economic divides, urban and rural—are increasing exponentially everywhere. Across four continents, compare health systems and strategies, community well-being, and multiple factors affecting human health in different contexts on both local and global scales. Journey from mega-cities to rural villages to take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at how communities around the world define what it is to achieve and maintain health. With this incredible scope of experiences, you will learn to critically analyze some of the most pressing health issues of this global moment, such as social inequities, the pandemic, climate change, and the economic drivers of healthcare. You will explore individual and population health through site visits and research practice with an array of health practitioners, government officials, and activists; and you will witness how positioning health as a human right impacts policy and health outcomes at all levels. Finally, explore the challenges all citizens face amid mounting obstacles to healthcare access, while strengthening your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the sociocultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that shape and predict human health.

Explore a Day in the Life of an IHP student!
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • The impact of culture, background and history on our view of health
  • Is health a fundamental human right and, if so, who guarantees it?
  • Possible solutions to a range of health inequities around the world
  • How the forces of globalization impact health and access to services
  • Grassroots activism and top-down approaches to healthcare
  • Roles of community in health and well-being across cultural contexts
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.