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|Program Sponsor:||SIT/World Learning|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2022||09/15/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** 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.
Glossary entry for program parameter 10168Program Partner:
|SIT - School for International Training||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10208Program Term(s):
Glossary entry for program parameter 10164Minimum Class Standing:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10167Minimum GPA:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10992Prerequisites:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10206Previous Language Study Req?:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10165Language of Instruction:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10166Language courses offered:
Glossary entry for program parameter 11139Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10169Housing Options:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10171Areas of Study:
|Anthropology/Ethnography, Arabic Language & LIterature, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Education, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Health & Exercise Science, Human Rights, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Med, Public Health, Social Justice, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology||Program Design:||Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based|
Glossary entry for program parameter 10212Additional Program Options:
|Community Engagement, Field Study, Independent Study, Internship (with credit transfer), Research Project|
Major Topics of Study
- Key health status indices in Jordan and the rise in non-communicable, chronic diseases
- Links between poverty, health risks, and social development
- Alternative medical treatment
- Reproductive and child health
- Environment and health
- Public health education
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
There is no "typical day"on an SIT program. Activities may take place on any day of the week and at any time of day to be in accordance with according to local norms and to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. Thus, the schedule and structure of the program are likely very different from what students are used to on their home campuses. The semester progresses in phases:
- The program begins with a thorough orientation.
- During the first two and a half months of the program, students are engaged in foundational coursework, including:
- thematic seminars, including education excursions,
- language instruction focused on improving practical communication skills, and
- a field research methods and ethics course that prepares students to conduct independent research.
- For the last month of the program, students conduct an Independent Study Project (ISP) on an approved topic of their choosing.
- Finally, students present their project, participate in program evaluations, and prepare to return home.
- SIT Study Abroad offers a field-based, experiential approach to learning.
- Each program has a small group of students (typically 10–35).
- On an SIT program, students gain high levels of access to many different stakeholders and experts relevant to the issues the program is examining.
- While some learning will be conducted at the SIT program center, extensive learning is done outside the classroom — in host communities, field stations, NGO headquarters, ecological sites, health clinics, and art studios.
- Many students go on to use their Independent Study Projects as a basis for senior theses on their home campuses. Others use their undergraduate research and overall study abroad experience to successfully apply for fellowships such as Fulbrights and Watsons.
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 $1.6 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.
Contact SIT Study Abroad
- Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu
- Request more information or email us: email@example.com
- Call an admission counselor: 888-272-7881
- Contact a former student.
- Apply to SIT.
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
For Gustavus Adolphus students: SIT uses semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 semester credits. Thus, some SIT courses, which are worth 3 semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.
Language study: Because the program offers a "double" course in Modern Standard Arabic, it may be possible to fulfill the Gustavus language requirement for graduation during the semester in this program. Consult the Registrar's Office to explore this option.