• United States of America
Subject Areas
Agriculture Biochemistry Conservation and Preservation Ecology Environmental Studies Food Science and Nutrition Health Sciences Natural Sciences Sustainable Development

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Jul 24, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

As the largest city in the southeast and a center of both civil rights activism and southern hospitality, Atlanta provides the ideal base to begin your study of US food systems. With access to the nation’s first land grant university (the University of Georgia in Athens), and excursions to agricultural heartlands in the southwest and coastal regions of Georgia, students will gain a comprehensive view of US agriculture. This includes learning both longstanding and innovative techniques in crop and livestock production, interrogating diverse conditions of labor, and collaborating on the practice of food justice with those working to cultivate progressive foodways. Students will study social and environmental spaces of the New South using foodways as a tool for understanding political and economic histories of the US.

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  • Investigate the history and legacy of plantation agriculture in the US economy


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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