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SIT/ India: Health and Human Rights
Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Field Study Program
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Education, Health: Science, Society & Policy, International & Global Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Politics, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:

students with local activist

This program studies the relationship between human rights and health in a field-study context. Students will 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, while considering 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 health care
  • Social determinants of health (poverty, oppression, caste, and hierarchy)
  • The meaning of "human rights" in relation to health and state sovereignty

Students will spend time at leading local, regional, national, and international institutions, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) India Office, the Population Foundation of India, and the Centre for Health, Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness. Students will also spend a week interning with a local organization or individual actively working for public health and positive change in India.

The program includes intensive instruction in Hindi and a ten-week homestay with an Indian host family located near the SIT program center in New Delhi.

Brandeis Specific Information

Students studying in India are recommended to take a course in a language that is not English.

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.