SIT Study Abroad: Kenya - Global Health and Human Rights

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  • Location(s): Kisumu, Kenya
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Understand some of Kenya’s most pressing contemporary and societal challenges, including rapid urbanization, access to healthcare, and human rights.Cutting-edge public health initiatives are being implemented in Kisumu, a Kenyan port city on Lake ... read more

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A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: KSIT Study Abroad Kenya: Global Health and Human Rightsenya - Urbanization, Health and Human Rights
I gained a new way of looking at the world through this program; the cultural immersion experience helped me understand what daily life is like in a low-income country, while stereotypical perceptions of Africa as being only known for poverty and violence - Yale-NUS College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about health systems and research methods. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Of course it was worthwhile. Every experience I've had abroad (they're extensive!) has been worthwhile in it's own way. I learned to go with the flow, and trust that though my program isn't perfect, in the end I needed to be the one to make it meaningful for myself. That being said, given the opportunity to do it again, I would ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Too much to put in this blurb. It was amazing, a time I will cherish for the rest of my life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I learned so much about Kenyan culture and a little bit about the challenges of delivering aid abroad. It helped me focus on whether or not I actually want to live in Africa and do some sort of health or development work after college. I learned a lot about myself and also a lot about how to do field research, which ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Not only did it give me a new lens with which to view my development studies, but I'm using the research I did for my ISP on traditional birthing to write a thesis on international health policy and the Safe Motherhood Initiative in Kenya. I had been to Kenya before, but I left after study abroad wi... - Clark University View Entire Review
It completely changed my life and career path! - Tufts University View Entire Review
It was relaxing compared to the school. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Kenya - Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights
I loved all of the opportunities that I was able to experience. We visited so many organizations that were relevant to my field and I definitely learned much more than I would have in a classroom. With that being said, I thought that the program was pretty unorganized. Due dates were very close together and, without a reliable i... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
It was worthwhile for sure. I learned so much about Kenyan culture as well as I learned a lot about myself. - Providence College View Entire Review
What it was like to live in a developing country. Most shockingly, how friendly/honest these people were and accepting of us students. I've learned to be very independent and self-reliant. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Absolutely. I have a much better understanding of another culture and of myself. The experience has helped me solidify what I want to do with my life as well as show me what life has to offer. - Carleton College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was worthwhile in ways that I cannot fully describe, probably ever. Choosing to study abroad in a developing country is a decision that is courageous, I think. Going somewhere that reveals your status as an upper-upper-class WORLD citizen (as opposed to your status as an American citizen) forces you to... - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Understand some of Kenya’s most pressing contemporary and societal challenges, including rapid urbanization, access to healthcare, and human rights.

Cutting-edge public health initiatives are being implemented in Kisumu, a Kenyan port city on Lake Victoria and home to the largest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facility outside North America. The CDC’s relationship with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), which spans four decades, offers students unparalleled access to distinguished medical professionals, scholars, and scientists. 

Learn to draft a research protocol, from a concept note to a protocol submitted for local IRB review, and how to gather and analyze data from experts developing improved delivery of treatments and vaccines for infectious diseases. Scope the extent of epidemiologic transition toward non-communicable diseases and translate your findings into policy recommendations.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Health Sciences General
  • Medicine
  • 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.

These scholarships ($30,000 divided between several students annually, with an average award of $3,750 per student) are for students who wish to study in Latin America or East Africa and focus primarily on women’s reproductive health and/or other topics such as girls’ education, poverty, social justice, ecology, or regional integration. Preferred SIT East Africa programs are those based in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, or Tanzania.

$3,750

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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