SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Witness the massive humanitarian response to the regional refugee crisis, with a focus on refugee health. Understand the impact of refugees in Europe during an excursion to Switzerland.Get a firsthand look at humanitarian action in Jordan and Swit... read more

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A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action
January 17, 2024 Semester In Amman
Living in Amman changed my perspective on the Middle East, international politics, and refugee matters. I'm so grateful for the experience and can't wait to go back. - Pomona College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the refugee issue happening in Jordan and Turkey (as this is where our excursion went to) and also learned a lot from my host family as they have had their own slew of issues. However, becoming close with them and taking part in cultural events and celebrations really enriches the experience. Not only tha... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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It opened my mind to more of the world which I think is extremely valuable for a young person. I learned more than I ever would have staying at my university for a semester and made friends who go to other universities all across the united states. - University of Oregon View Entire Review
I'm writing a review 2 years from when I did the program, but the study abroad experience continues to be memorable, fresh in my mind, and endearing. This program provided various experiential learning opportunities. We visited private/public/military hospitals and were encouraged to discuss the differences and similarities. ... - Emory University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Health & Community Development
I gained so much - a professional and personal network, a wider perspective, critical thinking skills, knowledge of new country, customs, health care systems, sustainable development...I could go on and on. I don't know how else to say this, but I have had an experience of a lifetime - a truly enriching and rewarding experie... - Lake Forest College View Entire Review
It was beyond worthwhile. I was lucky enough to have an extremely unique experience based on learning about vulnerable populations amidst healthcare and actually utilizing that knowledge in creating a research project that could make a difference. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would recommend it to absolutely anyo... - Connecticut College View Entire Review
I learned a lot. For one, I gained valuable experience with conversational Arabic. I was able to make connections in my future field. I gained both academic and life experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I became a much more resilient and patient person because of my time abroad, and I had an amazing group with me, with whom I bonded incredibly. Much of our bonding occurred because we were quite unhappy with how our program was being run and were put in many uncomfortable/slightly rude/offensive social situations because of our ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Attending the SIT Jordan program was worthwhile. my experience abroad has broadened my perspectives about refugees and humanitarian crisis. I also learned more about Arab culture. Moreover, I gained hands-on experience about supporting the most vulnerable communities in Jordan by interning at the Jordanian NGO that works in HIV... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I learned a lot about a different culture, how to communicate effectively in the parameters of that culture, about regional politics and views, how to plan out a research project - Stanford University View Entire Review
I learned more about thinking for myself and learning from people who live different lives. I've learned that there is so much about the world that I don't know but want to know. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
So many new friends, understanding and appreciation of Arab culture, improvements in Arabic, etc! - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Learning about refugees while in Jordan, which has such a unique relationship to so many different refugees, was priceless. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The Health and Community Development program at SIT offered everything I was looking for in a study abroad experience: a coursework focused on public health issues, a hands-on learning approach, complete cultural immersion, lifelong friendships, and the opportunity to learn a new language in its native environment. I was able to... - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I gained lifelong new friends (my four fellow JOH participants), an appreciation for Jordan as a country, a family with siblings, a basic understanding of statistics (during my ISP), firsthand exposure to Palestinian and Syrian refugee issues, and confidence in my colloquial Arabic skills. The experience was one of the most wort... - Emory University View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Jordan was by far the best time of my life! I learned more about the Jordanian healthcare system than I think I know about the US Healthcare system. By far, the best part of this program are the various field visits you attend, ranging from public hospitals and refugee health clinics to the Ministry of Health ... - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I gained valuable into an area of the world that I previously knew little about, and made life long friends along the way. The health program, in particular, educated me on Jordan's health care system more thoroughly than I could ever have hoped for. My host family and the SIT teachers were excellent, and I know that if I am eve... - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review

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Witness the massive humanitarian response to the regional refugee crisis, with a focus on refugee health. Understand the impact of refugees in Europe during an excursion to Switzerland.

Get a firsthand look at humanitarian action in Jordan and Switzerland. Jordan provides a unique opportunity to explore humanitarian response in various sectors including health, protection, food and Water and sanitation. In Amman, you’ll learn about protection status and policies and health and psychosocial interventions to improve the well-being of displaced populations. In Geneva, a hub for UN agencies and international aid organizations, you will explore the international humanitarian architecture and global coordination mechanism, as well as contrasting integration and identity challenges of asylum seekers in Jordan and Switzerland.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Human Services
  • Political Science and Government
  • Medical Administrative Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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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