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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.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Program Type:||Field Study Program||Program Language(s):||English|
|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:||0|
|Housing Options:||Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other||Experiential Learning Opportunities:||Field Study, Research Project|
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.
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