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Dec 28 – Jan 15
Penang & Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Critical Global Issue of Study
Development & Inequality
Examine the financial policies of ASEAN governments aimed at cushioning the impact of COVID-19 by engaging with, government officials, and business owners.
During this course in Malaysia, you will examine economic policy decision-making and its impacts in Malaysia and Southeast Asia (ASEAN), with a special focus on new forms of economic resilience and adaption in the context of Covid-19. You will gain insight to key themes through formal classroom learning and interactive field visits, including conversations with experts and practitioners in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Through this course, you will develop an understanding of the impact of COVID–19 on equality, diversity, and poverty in the dynamic economies of the ASEAN region.
For the first half of the program, you will be based in Penang Island, also known as the Prince of Wales Island, where you will live with a homestay family. The island is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site with watermarked street art, Chinese shophouses, colonial homes, and sandy beaches in Batu Ferringhi. In addition to lectures and site visits, you will interact with Malaysian student peers based in Gelugor near the Bayan Lepas free trade zone, a key electronics manufacturing area. Penang is well known for street food and local cuisines.
You will spend the second half of the program in Kuala Lumpur, the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia and home to the country’s Central Bank. While here, you will engage in a combination of classroom and site visit activities related to the program theme, prepare a final research paper analyzing the impacts of a COVID-19 stimulus policy in a Southeast Asian nation, and live with a homestay family in the suburban area of Bangi.
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.
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