Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

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

Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

This program addresses the political, social, cultural, and economic factors behind the influx of refugees to Jordan, as well as the effects of this influx on host communities. Through field visits and on-site lectures, you will learn firsthand the priorities, principles, rights, and duties governing humanitarian action, in addition to the challenges UN agencies, international relief organizations, and Jordan’s government face in both emergency and post-emergency phases. The program's excursion to Switzerland will allow you to compare and contrast the humanitarian response to Syrian refugees and the challenges refugees and host communities face in the contexts of two countries. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Arabic
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Public Health
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Occupational, Environ. Health
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations
  • Refugee Studies
  • Political Science
  • Animal Science

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