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World Partner Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

To begin your application, click the link in the appropriate program title, and then ‘Apply Now.’ Most program applications are due March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. Please note that some programs have early application dates –  check the individual program pages for details.


SIT Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights

Through this program, explore the complex processes that shape healthcare systems, access to healthcare, and health outcomes across national, urban, and rural settings. Examine how healthcare challenges such as tropical environments and economic inequity impact healthcare delivery and policy in the East African region and customize your learning to meet your academic and career goals.
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SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management

Madagascar’s unique evolutionary path has produced an immeasurable contribution to the world’s biodiversity—more than 80 percent of its flora and fauna are endemic. In this program, classroom and field-based instruction in natural and social scientific methods encourage you to analyze environmental issues in a vast array of ecosystems.
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South Africa

SIT South Africa: International Relations in the Global South

Offered through SIT and based in Durban, South Africa, this program offers students the opportunity to learn non-western perspectives in the fields of international and South-South relations and to examine broad policy questions in sub-Saharan Africa through the lenses of youth employment, conflict, and poverty. An introduction to South African politics sets the groundwork for the program focus on international relations and foreign policy. The program examines the African Union and other continental influencers including international organizations and non-state actors, and looks at how BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) has emerged as an alternative power block on the global political stage.
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SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy This program is currently on hiatus.

Offered through SIT, this program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. The program emphasizes the role of research, the influence of the media, the roles of the state and private enterprise, and the agency of community members. The program is based in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city.
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SIT South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

South Africa is striving to implement a very progressive national constitution, restructure local governments, have all levels of government working to one cohesive end, deliver basic services to all communities, and come to terms with a high rate of societal violence and a still-uneasy racial divide. Students on the Multiculturalism and Human Rights program, will explore these issues. The program is based in Cape Town.
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SIT Uganda: Global Development Studies This program is currently on hiatus.

As a result of two decades of economic and political reforms, the private sector, civil society, and non-governmental organizations in Uganda are vibrant and expansive. Based in the capital city Kampala, the Development Studies program will explore social issues that come with these transformations, along with topics related to development theory, foreign aid, and the sustainability of Uganda’s recent advances.
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