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SIT: Development and Social Change in Kathmandu

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. Witness the challenges facing Nepal as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change. Renowned for its scenery, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remnants of tropical jungles in the tarai, Nepal is a land of complex ethnic and cultural diversity. Many Nepalese communities—shaped by...

SIT: Culture, Social Change, and Development in Ho Chi Minh City

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 economic and social development patterns in the cultural context of one of Southeast Asia's most fascinating and rapidly changing countries. After emerging from decades of war and isolation, Vietnam today is experiencing tremendous growth and, over the last decade, has boasted one of the strongest economies...

SIT: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development in Valparaíso

In this program you will examine the political history of Chile in a contemporary cultural context. You will gain insights into the forces at play as Chile works to reconcile with its past while moving forward politically, socially, and economically. Chile’s return to civilian rule after 18 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Recent efforts to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet have spurred worldwide debate on human rights and social justice, while economic policies and the actions of increasingly vocal indigenous groups fuel further debate...

SIT: Comparative Education and Social Change in Santiago

In the Comparative Education and Social Change program you will examine the powerful relationship between education and social change and the ways in which educational politics, strategy, and pedagogy influence society in Chile and Argentina. You will engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on the educational systems in urban and rural areas in Chile and Argentina, and observe first-hand the application of popular education as a tool for social change. The program consists of three main phases: a five-week homestay in Santiago, a three-week period during which you will study...

SIT: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management in Stone Town

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 the program, you will examine coastal ecology and natural resource management in one of the most remarkable areas of the world: Zanzibar and the islands of the Western Indian Ocean. The region's geographic location and distinct ecological conditions allow you to study specific environmental topics, including tropical forest management...

SIT: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management in Fort Dauphin

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 allows you the opportunity to study ecology in an island nation that has been isolated from other landmasses for more than one hundred million years. Madagascar’s unique evolutionary path has produced an immeasurable contribution to the world’s biodiversity—more than 80 percent of the flora and fauna are endemic. Classroom and...

SIT: Arts, Religion, and Social Change in Bali

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 the close relationship between religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Bali. You will discover the dynamic ways in which Balinese traditional arts are changing, especially in urban settings, in response to the pressures of globalization and increased Balinese engagement...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso

The Liberal Arts program is intended for students who have at least three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and desire a program that permits direct enrollment with Chilean university students and personalized instruction and support through both academic and non-academic activities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, this program is suitable for undergraduate students with strong Spanish language skills from a variety of majors. All courses are taught in Spanish. You will be required to enroll in one of the two CIEE courses: Chilean and...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Santiago, Dominican Republic

The CIEE Study Center in Santiago has a dual focus that enables you to achieve advanced Spanish language skills while studying various aspects of the Hispanic Caribbean Basin area. The Liberal Arts in Santiago program requires you to have two years of college-level Spanish with at least a 3.00 GPA. You must enroll in a Spanish language course, the CIEE core course Contemporary Dominican Republic: Political and Socioeconomic Processes, and three or more elective courses. According to the results of an on-site proficiency examination at the beginning of the program, you will be placed into one...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Santiago, Chile

The CIEE Study Center in Santiago provides a supportive environment for students who have at least three years of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, to directly enroll in three of Chile's major universities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, the Liberal Arts program is suitable for undergraduate students from a variety of majors with strong Spanish language skills. All courses are taught in Spanish. You will be required to take the a two-credit Contemporary Chile course before the start of university courses. During the semester, you will enroll in 4...

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