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IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care

District 6, Cape Town, South Africa, courtesy of Laura Stelianou

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IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
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IHP is an international Honors Programs within SIT, and on this program you will compare strategies of health and community across four radically different country contexts (Washington, D.C., Delhi, India, Cape Town, South Africa and Sao Paulo, Brazil) and at global and local scale. Furthermore, strengthening your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that affect human health. From grassroots activism to top-down approaches and the differing cultural understanding of health and well-being you will explore health realities at individual and population levels. Students are required to live with a host family in a homestay between two and four weeks at each program site, with the exception of the first location.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: District 6, Cape Town, South Africa, courtesy of Laura Stelianou


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