SIT Study Abroad: China - Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese M... read more

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I had spent lots of time abroad, especially in developing countries before this trip. Unfortunately, this experience left such a sour taste in my mouth, I never want to return to China out of fear of repeating the nightmare that was this trip. I love traveling and experiencing other cultures but this trip only showed the bad par... - Fort Lewis College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
New friendships and connections all over the country and globe; Familiarization of a unique approach to medicine and health care system of a fast-growing nation; Great improvement in Chinese and being able to use it in a realistic situation; Definitely worthwhile! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
I learned to makeover how I think about health and medicine. I loved learning that there was this vast, complicated, and intricate alternative medical system that was considered legitimate and working. It was so different from the American and Western perspective on health, disease, and medicine. I took home a lot that helped ou... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Gained greater insight and respect for Chinese culture. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned about the basic theories of TCM and the root of Daoism and how that permeated throughout Chinese culture and history. It didn't only influence the development of how health is viewed but also the lifestyle of the people which I greatly admired and respected. I learned about the long history of the country and the local... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An insight to the life of other people in a different location. Yes very worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Chinese culture and myself. This experience gave me extra passion and inspiration for what I want to do in the future. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.

This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medi­cine coexist. You will learn about China’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape and strategies being imagined and imple­mented to address questions of personal and community health.

Major topics of study include:

- Critical health issues such as HIV/AIDS, China’s reproductive policy, women’s and children’s healthcare, and the reform of China’s healthcare system
- Indig­enous ethnic minority healing systems, including Bai traditional herbal medicine, Naxi Dongba shamanism, and Tibetan medicine
- Chinese traditional healing practices such as Qigong therapy, Five Animal Movements, medicinal food therapy, tea therapy, foot massage therapy, hot spring therapy, and music therapy
- The pharmacopoeia of TCM herbal medicine and techniques of massage, acupuncture, moxibus­tion, and cupping



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Chinese Studies
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Public Health
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Massage Therapy
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

Students who are Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars will receive a $2,000 award for SIT Study Abroad semester or summer programs.

$2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs who also participate in SIT Study Abroad programs. $1,000 for semester programs and $500 for summer. A $400 scholarship is also available to students who indicate that they have an immediate family member who has participated in an EIL or its College Semester Abroad program.

$400 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Hispanic-serving institutions, including member institutions of HACU who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program and $2,000 for a summer program.

$2,000 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Deadlines April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $2,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program or $1,500 for a summer program.

$1,500 - $2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in this community service program. Upon receipt of confirmation from a student’s Bonner mentor, SIT will award $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in the National Security Education Program (NSEP) funded award, which focuses on study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Upon receipt of the student’s Boren confirmation letter, SIT will award a $1,000 scholarship.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Big 10 Academic Alliance universities. Eligible students demonstrating financial need will receive a $1,500 scholarship for semester programs and a $750 scholarship for summer programs.

$750 - $1,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This is an automatic scholarship to recognize and support students who participate in two or more SIT Study Abroad programs, including alumni of short-term summer programs. The scholarship will be applied to a student’s second full term of study with SIT. The scholarship is $1,000 for a fall or spring semester program or $500 for a full-term, international summer program.

$500 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

An average of $4,500 (amount varies) is awarded to one female student, 22 years of age or younger, who demonstrates international awareness and a desire to create a more peaceful world through international exchange. This scholarship is available for summer programs only.

$4,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This $10,000 scholarship opportunity is for one student per year. The student must demonstrate extreme financial need, attend an HBCU (or other minority-serving institution), be a first-generation college student, and have never previously traveled abroad.

$10,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

SIT matches Federal Pell Grant funding up to $2,500 for semester students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SIT program. Students utilizing their Federal Pell Grant for SIT Study Abroad summer terms receive up to a $1000 match.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

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