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SIT: Summer Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kunming

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. From barefoot doctors to traditional remedies, the Chinese public health system has drawn increasing attention in the West. In this program, you will have the unique opportunity to study traditional Chinese medicine and public health issues by working with professionals in the field in both urban and rural settings. You will have the...

SIT: Social Movements and Human Rights in Buenos Aires

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will gain firsthand knowledge about diverse social movements and the struggle for human rights in Argentina, a nation renowned for heroic efforts against impunity, economic disenfranchisement, and social exclusion. This struggle encompasses historical events including the diverse immigrant organization of the late 1800s...

SIT: Social and Political Transformation in Durban

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will investigate issues of inequality; poverty; and racial, ethnic, and gender-based discrimination in South Africa. When Nelson Mandela cast his vote in Durban in 1994, South Africa’s system of legislated apartheid receded into history. However, the country continues to struggle with discrimination and poverty. You will...

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action in Amman

Explore first-hand the major challenges and impacts of refugees in the context of Jordan and Switzerland with the Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action program. You will engage in rigorous academic coursework and research with a focus on refugee assistance and humanitarian action, and examine key principles and laws related to refugee status and treatment. This program includes the following: a 12-week homestay in Amman, Jordan; intensive Arabic language study; thematic seminars; independent research project (last month of program); and field visits to Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps...

SIT: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment in Arica

The Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program offers you unique insight and exposure to health care policies, politics, and delivery methods in a multicultural and rapidly changing region of South America. Central to the program is an analysis of health reform intended primarily to improve health conditions of disadvantaged groups, particularly those in Chile, while also improving health care access for the population at large. Based in Chile's northern-most city of Arica, you will carefully examine intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the...

SIT: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action in New Delhi

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will study the relationship between public health and community in a field-study context. You will analyze specific case studies that illuminate the problems, prospects, and potential methods of promoting health. Policy advocacy efforts for realization of right to health on the national and international levels are also...

SIT: Public Health in Urban Environments in Buenos Aires

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. This program offers an academic, culturally-immersive exploration of how living in urban areas can shape health conditions, from the particular vantage point of Argentina’s capital city. Today, Argentina continues to face traditional health risks—including those linked to unsafe water, inadequate nutrition, and poor sanitation—while...

CIEE: Sustainable Development in Beijing

The Sustainable Development in Beijing program introduces you to the critical field of sustainability through lecture, discussion, student research, and first-hand experiential activities in China. You will take four to six area studies and language courses. Given the country's continued urban growth, China is an ideal site to explore the impact of such development on resources and the environment, both within cities and the surrounding areas. For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Sustainable Development in Beijing .

CIEE: Summer Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg

The Russian Language summer program aims to help you begin or continue your Russian language studies while you gain a greater understanding of Russian politics, history, business, and culture. You will attend classes five days a week with one afternoon reserved for cultural activities. You are required to enroll in two courses. You may choose two area studies courses or one area studies course and one language course. For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Russian Language Program (Summer) .

CIEE: Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg

The Russian Area Studies summer program offers students with an intermediate or advanced Russian language ability an opportunity for intensive language study in an immersion setting. The program combines intensive language courses with a cultural program of lectures and local excursions in and around St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most historically appealing cities. In this program you will further immerse yourself in Russian cultural and social life by living with a Russian host family and participating in the conversation partner program with other St. Petersburg State University...

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