Brazil: Social Innovation and Community Development

SIT offers accredited, field-based study abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Brazil: Social Innovation and Community Development

Please visit our website for more information. This program looks at socioeconomic conditions and the impact of local development efforts and public policy on lives and livelihoods in northeastern Brazil. You will interact with different ethnic groups, including indigenous and Afro-Brazilian populations, to gain insight into the challenges and benefits of implementing social change within a multicultural environment.

Subjects

  • Portuguese Language Literature And Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • International Development

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India: Summer Innovation Lab—Food

Please visit our website for more information. Through excursions, site visits, and discussions with experts in the field, all of which are complemented by hands-on projects, you will develop new skills and diverse perspectives necessary for analyzing the sustainability of food production and nutritional security within integrated and rapidly changing Himalayan agricultural systems. On this program, you will study Sikkim’s dynamic genetic pool of agro-biological resources developed by mountain communities through generations of diverse cultivation and conservation practices. You will learn about and analyze how climate change, globalization, and state government policies impact food production and nutritional security in mountain communities. This course culminates in collaborative group projects related to food, designed by you and innovation lab co-participants in conjunction with local communities.

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Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

Please visit our website for more information.
Key Topics of Study
  • The ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourse
  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
  • The impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban Ghana
  • Processes that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological application
  • How class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this change
  • How changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public space
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere

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