IHP Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy

Homestays

Students will live with a host family in Rabat, Morocco, and Cochabamba, Bolivia. They will stay in hotels, guesthouses, and/or dormitories in California and Vietnam.

Homestay families provide students with the opportunity to live as integrated members of their host communities. In sharing daily life, conversations, family stories, celebrations, and community events, students not only learn a tremendous amount, but develop lasting friendships.

Family structures vary in every place, and SIT Study Abroad values the diversity of homestay families. For example, your family may include a single mother of two small children or a large extended family with many people coming and going all the time. Please bear in mind that, in many countries, the idea of what constitutes a “home” (i.e., the physical nature of the house) may be different from what you expect. You will need to be prepared to adapt to a new life with a new diet, a new schedule, new people, and possibly new priorities and expectations.
 
Country coordinators in each location will arrange homestay placements. In most cases, students will be placed in homestays in pairs. These placements are made first based on health concerns, including any allergies or dietary needs, to the extent possible. You will not receive information about your homestay family before you arrive in each country.

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Credits: 16

Duration: Fall or Spring, 15 weeks

Program Sites:
USA, Vietnam, Morocco, Bolivia

Prerequisites: Coursework in political science, economics, and/or environmental science recommended. Learn More...

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