IHP Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy

Homestays

Throughout the program, students will live primarily with host families. Homestays give students the chance to gain a closer view of the local culture and to experience the daily rhythm of life as a member of a host family. Homestays provide further context and perspectives on issues being studied, and new opportunities to deepen cultural understanding.

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.

Other accommodations could include guesthouses and/or small hotels.

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Credits: 16

Duration: Fall or Spring, 15 weeks

Program Sites:
New York, NY, USA; Kathmandu, Nepal; Amman, Jordan; Santiago, Chile Read more...

Prerequisites: Coursework in social sciences (anthropology, history, economics, sociology, and/or political science). Learn More...

Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy Itinerary

Fall or Spring Itinerary

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Fall 2013 Evaluations

 

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