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CIEE: Accelerated Chinese Studies in Shanghai

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Chinese language speaker, you will have access to a host of language learning and cultural studies courses that suit your particular interests and skill level. You will choose from a variety of elective courses, taught in both English and Mandarin, ranging from business and finance to globalization, Chinese history, political science, and film studies. Qualified students may also be eligible for independent research opportunities or internships with local organizations. A full course load is three courses. You are required to enroll in two consecutive...

SIT: Summer Agroecology and Food Security in the Himalaya

In this program you will analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya, one of the most fragile, important, and biodiverse ecological systems in the world. Through excursions, site visits, and homestays, you will study Sikkim’s dynamic genetic pool of agrobiological resources developed by mountain communities through generations of diverse cultivation practices. You will analyze how climate change, globalization, and conflicting government policies impact food production and nutritional security in the same communities...

SIT: Summer Geoscience in the Himalayas

As the tallest mountain range in the world and home to diverse and vibrant cultures, the Himalayas are a preeminent place to study geoscience. The geological contrasts within the country of Nepal are dramatic and unequalled: from the flat Ganges River plain near sea level to the highest point on Earth—Mt. Everest. In this program, you will engage in classic field geologic skill development and innovative inquiry of human-Earth systems. The program focuses on field geoscience, geohazards, and environmental science in the context of human interactions and sustainable development in Nepal. You...

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, Race, and Human Rights in Salvador

This program will no longer be available after the Fall 2017 Semester. 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 examine emerging health care issues in Brazil, particularly those related to the country's African Diaspora population which comprises approximately 50 percent of Brazil's population. Sharply focused on issues of access and inclusion, the program...

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...

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