Why Study Climate Change?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
Explore some of the world’s most productive and vulnerable landscapes to witness how climate change impacts regions differently and how communities are responding to the climate crisis. In different cultural and socio-ecological contexts, you’ll analyze the challenges of working toward more equitable food, water, and energy policies. Examine the problems and possible solutions with researchers, farmers, activists, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, and policymakers. In Morocco, you’ll meet farmers striving to modernize their agricultural practices and understand how the country, which has few fossil fuels, is embracing renewable energy. In Peru, you will discuss and envision a world where traditional cultural knowledge and indigenous epistemologies shape the way that we work for a more just and sustainable future.
Explore a Day in the Life of an IHP student!
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel in fall 2021.
- In Morocco, see how energy and agricultural policy impact local communities.
- Visit an organic farm training center near Marrakech and one of the world’s largest solar power plants in Ouarzazate.
- Learn traditional ecological knowledge and food systems in the Peruvian Andes.
- Witness how climate change in the Andes also impacts communities and industrial activity in the arid Pacific coastal region of Peru.
None, although previous coursework in political science, economics, and/or environmental science is recommended.