Location
  • Madagascar
    • Antananarivo
Term
Summer
Subject Areas
African Studies Medicine
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships
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Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
7700
Price Details
View cost information here: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/program/summer-2024-madagascar-traditional-medicine-healthcare-systems/?subpage=cost_scholarships
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Transportation
Oct 13, 2023
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About Program

In Madagascar, one of the world’s globally recognized “megadiverse” countries, traditional medicine is practiced as an available, accessible, affordable, and effective method of healthcare. With flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world, the nation’s unrivaled biodiversity plays a distinctive role in its traditional healthcare practices. From your base in the lushly exotic capital city of Antananarivo, you’ll explore traditional and allopathic healthcare, travel to rural areas to learn about ethnobotany, home and folk remedies, and healthcare access, and meet with leading academics, allopathic doctors, and Malagasy students.

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Program Highlights

  • Discover a world apart where most flora and fauna exist only on the island.
  • Understand the cultural, political, and socioeconomic contexts of healthcare.
  • Live with local homestay families, enhance your French, and learn Malagasy.
  • Trek through rainforests and a UNESCO World Heritage site mineral forest.

Scholarships

SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship

Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.

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