Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

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

Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

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 examine Kenya’s healthcare challenges, practices, and systems, in both rural and urban contexts, together with analyses of locally informed debates surrounding human rights. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • African Studies
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban And Regional Planning
  • Public Health
  • Public Administration And Policy
  • Health Administration
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Ethnic Studies

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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.

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