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GlobalWorks: Elementary School Teaching in Cusco

Building problems, insufficient number of qualified teachers, overcrowded classes, and shortage of educational materials negatively impact the quality of children's education in Cusco. The project supports resource-poor elementary schools for children from local Quechua communities plagued by chronic poverty. In addition to problems in the local education system, many parents are illiterate and do not focus on their children's education. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day with local teachers to help plan and lead classes : ages of children range between 6 and 11;...

Dankook University Exchange

Study Korean language and directly enroll in courses at Dankook University. Classes on business and computer science are available in English. Students with a high level of proficiency in Korean language have the option to enroll in other subjects which are taught in Korean. You may also participate in group activities and excursions with other international students from all over the world. You will stay in double-occupancy campus dormitories offering excellent cultural events, shopping, tourist attractions, and restaurants nearby with convenient public transportation available. Dankook...

SIT: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology in Arusha

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. Develop insight into the delicate balance between socioeconomic goals and ecological concerns in the vast wilderness expanses of Tanzania. Home to Serengeti National Park—the site of the largest wildlife migration on earth—Tanzania features tropical, temperate, and alpine forests. Ngorongoro Crater, a 12-mile-wide extinct volcano, is one of...

SIT: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights in Kenya

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 examines health and human rights in Kenya through a complex constellation of urban issues including housing, urban infrastructures, land tenure, informal settlements, food (in)security in the city, and evictions. You will consider demographics, public health education, HIV/AIDS, health issues of orphaned and vulnerable children...

SIT: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation in Panama City

Note: This program will not be available after Spring 2017 The Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation program will provide you with a rare opportunity to study tropical ecology up close in one of the world’s most diverse wildlife and plant environments. You will interact with research and conservation experts, local organizations, and indigenous groups to gain an in-depth understanding of how issues related to development and conservation affect lives and livelihoods within local communities. Intensive language instruction and homestays with host families in both...

SIT: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

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 challenges social actors are facing in developing countries by examining a process of regional integration through the experience of MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur/Southern Common Market), which includes Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. You will be presented with social, political, and economic...

SIT: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples 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. This program examines the myriad factors—including historical, religious, economic, and political forces—that have shaped, and continue to shape, the diverse Himalayan communities inhabiting Nepal, northern India, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China. Particular emphasis is placed on societies of Tibetan/Himalayan Buddhist cultures...

SIT: Sustainable Development and Social Change in Jaipur

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 consider India's socioeconomic development challenges and critically assess many of the most visible tensions shaping India today. These include tensions of secularism and religious fundamentalism; tolerance and communalism; spiritualism and materialism; and acceptance and rejection of the colonial legacy. Jaipur...

SIT: Summer Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices in New Delhi

In this program you will examine traditional approaches to healthcare in India and how such systems fit into the country’s overall health and development. Coursework will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of traditional health systems, particularly Ayurveda, yoga, Siddha, Amchi, and folk medicine. You will engage with a diversity of practitioners and healers through lectures and site visits to highly regarded traditional health institutions. The program begins and ends in India’s capital city of New Delhi and travels for intensive seminar periods to the states of Uttarakhand and...

SIT: Summer Traditional Medicine and Health Care Systems in Antananarivo

Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island, has a deep-seated heritage in plant-based medicine, and today traditional medicine remains widely practiced throughout the country. Based in the capital city of Antananarivo, you will explore health care in both urban and rural areas to discover how geography as well as cultural, economic, and political dimensions provide the appropriate context for understanding varied Malagasy approaches to health care. This program also includes time in provincial areas, which will allow you to view the varied facets of Malagasy society and culture through...

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