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** 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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SIT - School for International Training
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Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
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African Studies, Anthropology, Culture, French, Gender Studies, Minority Studies, Pre-Health, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Women's Studies
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Examine how history, geography, and demographics shape traditional and allopathic healthcare, and learn how communities throughout Madagascar practice plant-based and traditional medicine
Learn about healthcare treatment, diagnosis, access, education, and training in urban and rural Madagascar.
Discover how culture, economics, politics, and geography influence Malagasy approaches to healthcare.
Explore Antananarivo and beyond.
Experience the diversity of Malagasy communities.
Explore unique natural environments.
Enhance your French and learn Malagasy.
Please visit the
SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
Key Topics of Study
Current healthcare models in Madagascar and the social and political dimensions of healthcare delivery
Postcolonial history and contemporary Malagasy politics as applied to healthcare policy and delivery
The strong links between global healthcare challenges and economic, social, environmental, and political factors
Ethnobotany, home and folk remedies, and the extent to which health beliefs are grounded in cultural and religious practices of local communities
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
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $3,000.
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.
Contact SIT Study Abroad For Gustavus Adolphus students:
SIT uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most SIT courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.