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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Biological Sciences (Biology), Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Educational Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Health Promotion, Multicultural Studies in Education, Other, Psychology, Public Service Leadership, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad IHP: Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice 

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. 

Understand the dynamics of the global food system local contexts, exploring agriculture, food justice, global markets and exchange, sustainability, and social change.

WHY A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOOD SYSTEMS?

Rising global temperatures and growing populations are straining food availability and access. Journey from Georgia in the United States to Ecuador, Spain, and Malawi, as you study how food production, distribution, and consumption are affected by climate change, global trade, and historic inequalities. Learn from farmers, activists, and policy experts about alternative farming practices, government programs, and innovative food safety and trade regulations. See the University of Georgia’s precision agriculture lab in Tifton and compare it to small, organic, cooperative farms in other countries. Live with a farming family in Malawi, tour major farming hubs of Ecuador, and examine the complexity and disparity when tradition meets vanguard cuisine in Spain. Across continents, explore the importance of celebrating food and examine gastronomy as a key driver of economic growth. Uncover solutions that offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.

Spring 2023 Program Sites

  • Georgia, USA
  • Ecuador
  • Spain
  • Malawi

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • How to feed and nourish 9 billion people by 2050
  • Protecting the agricultural livelihoods of nearly 1 billion people
  • Biodiversity, genetically modified crops, lang rights, and conflict
  • Food security challenges and opportunities amid changing conditions
  • Industrialization, technological innovation, and rapid urbanization
  • How communities plan their food sustainability futures
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), program sites, 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA