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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Cal Poly applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Program Type: Cal Poly Partner Program Click here for a definition of this term Program Partner: SIT
Class Eligibilty: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language GPA: Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: Language Courses Offered:
Areas of Study: Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health & Human Services, Human Rights, Law, Political Science, Public Health, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, Social Sciences, Sociology, Urban Design Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel
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Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad/IHP Climate Change: The Politics Land, Water & Energy Justice

Travel across four continents to witness the causes and social impacts of climate change and examine possibilities for local and global environmental justice.

WHY A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

Explore some of the world’s most productive and vulnerable landscapes to witness how climate change impacts regions differently and how communities are responding to the climate crisis. In four cultural and socio-ecological contexts, you’ll analyze the challenges of working toward more equitable food, water, and energy policies. Examine the problems and possible solutions with researchers, farmers, activists, social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, and policymakers. In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, you’ll meet farmers striving to modernize their agricultural practices and understand how the country, which has few fossil fuels, is embracing renewable energy. In Nepal, you will be uniquely located in a country that is vulnerable to climate change but has numerous initiatives to tackle this global challenge. The course here will offer a chance to interact with numerous experts, communities, and institutions across the Nepalese Himalayas. In Peru, you will discuss and envision a world where traditional cultural knowledge and indigenous epistemologies shape the way we work for a more just and sustainable future.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

·       Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu

·       Request more information or email us: studyabroad@sit.edu

·       Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881

·       Contact a former student.

·       Apply to SIT



Dates / Deadlines:

Application currently closed.

This program is currently not accepting applications.