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  • Locations: New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/06/2017
08/27/2017 12/09/2017
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
02/04/2018 05/19/2018

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: SIT India: Public Health, Public Advocacy, and Community

This program studies the relationship between human rights and health in a field-study context. Students analyze specific case studies that illuminate the problems, prospects, and potential methods of promoting health. Advocacy efforts for health and human rights on the national and international levels are also examined, along with relevant international declarations such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Topics of study include:

•The political economy of health (globalization, the WTO, the IMF, and World Bank)
•"Health" and its Relationship to Human Fulfillment
•Regional and grassroots approaches to improving access to healthcare
•Social determinants of health (poverty, oppression, caste, and hierarchy)
•The meaning of "human rights" in relation to health and state sovereigntyPlease see list of majors above.

Approximate Dates: Fall: late August/early September to mid-December
Spring: late January or early February and end in mid-May

Eligibility Requirements: Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to any SIT-specific prerequisites. 

Courses: Students are enrolled in 16 credits. Classes will transfer back with credits and grades. Many classes have been blanket approved. Please see the Blanket Approval List.  In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please see the Faculty Representative List.


Intensive Language Study: Hindi - The Hindi language course will not fulfill language requirements for either MESAS or the College, and there is no guarantee that students will enter in a subsequent level of Hindi upon returning to campus. 
Capacity Building, NGOs, and Healthcare Delivery
Politics and Economies of Public Health
Field Methods and Ethics in Social Science and Health
Independent Study Project

Credit and Grade Translation - SIT India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

Living Arrangements: Students live with a homestay family in New Delhi for approximately nine weeks. Carefully selected families are typically middle class and of various sizes and religious backgrounds. A majority of host families have multiple generations living under one roof and are typically located in residential neighborhoods where transportation, shopping, and Internet resources are easily accessible. Some of the students opting for rural workshops have an opportunity to live for a few days with local communities in the remote villages of the Udaipur district in Rajasthan. Other accommodations include hostels, guesthouses, or small hotels.

Costs:  A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: the Gilman Scholarship, the NSEP Boren Scholarship, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students) and others. For more information, please see the Financial Aid section of the Emory College Study Abroad website.

Emory College Study Abroad- Office of International and Summer Programs:
Jeremy Billetdeaux, Associate Director, Emory College Study Abroad

This program is currently not accepting applications.