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SIT Study Abroad/IHP: Social Innovation: Enterpreneruship, Design and Development
Delhi, India; Kampala, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/26/2018 12/12/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Provider:
SIT - School for International Training
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
None
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Housing Options:
Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
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Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Business Design, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
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Additional Program Options:
Field Study
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Program Description:

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IHP: Social Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Design, and
Development

International Honors Programs (IHP) are unique within SIT’s portfolio. In one semester, you’ll deeply examine a single issue, such as climate change, healthcare, or human rights, in four cultural contexts on four continents.

Explore how social innovation and entrepreneurship emerge, develop and evolve drawing on the disciplines of anthropology, management, development, economics, and design.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about innovative strategies addressing critical issues in education, agriculture, environment, health, and social and financial inclusion to further positive social change.
  • Investigate case studies and meet with social innovators, activists, and local individuals seeking systemic change.
  • Examine how digital tools, indigenous technologies, and frugal innovation can be used to disrupt patterns of poverty.
  • Discover the cultural, political, and socioeconomic elements that create the most fertile conditions for innovation and social transformation.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Key Topics of Study

  • What social innovation is and why it is needed
  • Best practices and criticisms relating to social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • How and why innovation emerges in different contexts and what issues are being addressed
  • Innovative tools, strategies, and models that claim to address issues relating to education, agriculture, environment, health, and social and financial inclusion
  • How technology and design can further and hinder social transformation
  • What design thinking is and how it might be used for systemic change
  • The social impact of these organizations and who beneficiaries are

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

All educational costs, including educational excursions

  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE INFORMATION:

SIT programs may be competitive and fill before the application deadline date.

If you are planning to study abroad with SIT in the fall, it is in your best interest to apply for Gustavus approval AS EARLY AS YOU CAN, and well prior to the March 1 deadline, and some SIT programs may be full by then.

SIT Application Opening Dates:
    * January 15 for fall and summer programs
    * April 15 for spring programs.
Applications received prior to the opening date will be reviewed after the opening date has passed. Information on application status will not be available until after the opening date for the term under review. Students, advisors, or faculty are welcome to check on application status after the opening date.

SIT Fall Semester Closing Dates:
    * May 1: For Brazil, Kenya, and Tanzania
    * May 15: For all other programs

SIT Spring Semester Closing Dates:
    * November 1 for all programs

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