*Fall 2020 New & Modified Programs

SIT is planning to run a portfolio of modified fall 2020 programs. The start date for SIT’s fall 2020 term has been pushed back to September 14. One program, Climate Change and the Arctic in Iceland, has an earlier start date.

Programs will begin with one to two weeks of online instruction before moving to the international program base. This postpones international travel until late September and shortens the in-country stay to fewer than 90 days for most programs, thus easing visa requirements for students.

IHP comparative programs have been redesigned to include two domestic sites before traveling to the third (international) site in early November. SIT has consolidated coursework for some programs operating in the same country in a way that reduces the number of programs in that location while maintaining academic content relevant to the combined programs.

SIT notified partner schools and students of these changes on May 5, 2020, and will communicate any additional changes to impacted students and institutions promptly. Program information and dates are being updated on our website. Pages linked below indicate those programs have been updated.

SIT Study Abroad Fall 2020 Programs beginning on August 24, 2020:

Fall 2020: Iceland: Climate Change and the Arctic

SIT Study Abroad Fall 2020 Programs beginning on September 14, 2020:

Africa, South of the Sahara

Fall 2020: Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights
Fall 2020: Rwanda-Uganda: Post-Genocide Restoration, Development & Peace Building*
Fall 2020: Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism
Fall 2020: South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy
Fall 2020: South Africa: Identity, Multiculturalism, & Social Political Transformation*
Fall 2020: Tanzania: Ecology, Wildlife, & Natural Resource Management*

Asia and the Pacific

Fall 2020: Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology
Fall 2020: Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action
Fall 2020: China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fall 2020: India: Sustainable Development and Social Change
Fall 2020: India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action
Fall 2020: Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change
Fall 2020: Malaysia and China: International Relations and New Economies
Fall 2020: Mongolia and Siberia: Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment
Fall 2020: Nepal: Borders, Identity & Community Resilience*
Fall 2020: Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
Fall 2020: Vietnam: Culture, Social Change and Development


Fall 2020: Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality & Gender
Fall 2020: Portugal: Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Fall 2020: Serbia, Bosnia, & Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans
Fall 2020: Switzerland: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility
Fall 2020: Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy
Fall 2020: Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


Fall 2020: IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics (Mississippi, USA; New York, USA; South Africa)
Fall 2020: IHP Climate Change: The Politics of Land, Water and Energy Justice (California, USA; Puerto Rico, USA; Chile)
Fall 2020: IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability and Justice (California, USA; Georgia, USA; Ecuador)
Fall 2020: IHP Health & Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Montana, USA; Washington DC, USA; South Africa – Two tracks combined into one)
Fall 2020: IHP Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance (Tennessee/Georgia, USA; New York, USA; Chile)

Latin America

Fall 2020: Argentina: People, Environment, and Climate Change in Patagonia & Antarctica
Fall 2020: Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
Fall 2020: Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights
Fall 2020: Argentina: Transnationalism & Comparative Development in South America
Fall 2020: Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment
Fall 2020: Chile: Social Justice and Human Rights*
Fall 2020: Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
Fall 2020: Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages
Fall 2020: Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities
Fall 2020: Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
Fall 2020: Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

North Africa and the Middle East

Fall 2020: Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations, & the Future of the Middle East
Fall 2020: Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action
Fall 2020: Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
Fall 2020: Morocco: Multiculturalism, Human Rights, & Migration*
Fall 2020: Tunisia & Italy: Politics & Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

*a program that has combined coursework from two previous programs in that country.

Certificate Programs for Graduate Credit

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