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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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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

Social and Political Transformation program

Offered through SIT, this program illuminates South Africa’s complexity and diversity from both historical and contemporary contexts. South Africa is striving to free itself of a legacy of racial discrimination, economic exploitation, and political authoritarianism to build a new democratic and equitable regime. Through coursework and community engagement, students will discover the significant role that Durban, the program’s base, has played in South African history.
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Community Health and Social Policy program

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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Multiculturalism and Human Rights program

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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Development Studies in Uganda

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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