Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care - Fall Term 2

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

Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care - Fall Term 2

Please visit our website for more information. This itinerary is offered in the fall term. This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that affect human health. From North America to South Asia and Africa to South America, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, you will learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies and nongovernmental agencies, caregivers, and those receiving care.

Subjects

  • Public Health
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Administration
  • Biology (General)
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

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