Multiple Locations +4
  • United States of America
  • Ecuador
    • Quito
  • Malawi
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Agriculture Conservation and Preservation Culinary Arts Economics Environmental Studies Food Science and Nutrition Life Sciences Political Science Social Sciences Sociology Sustainable Development +1

Program Details

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Degree Level
Host Family


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Price Details
View cost information: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/program/spring-2024-ihp-food-systems-agriculture-sustainability-justice/?subpage=cost_scholarships
What's Included
Some Activities Classes Travel Insurance
Oct 13, 2023
Jan 13, 2020
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About Program

Rising global temperatures and growing populations are straining food availability and access. Journey from Georgia in the United States to Ecuador, Spain, and Malawi, as you study how food production, distribution, and consumption are affected by climate change, global trade, and historic inequalities. Learn from farmers, activists, and policy experts about alternative farming practices, government programs, and innovative food safety and trade regulations. Across continents, explore the importance of celebrating food and examine gastronomy as a key driver of economic growth. Uncover solutions that offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.

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Program Highlights

  • Investigate the history and legacy of plantation agriculture in the U.S. South.
  • Explore the diversity of Ecuador’s agricultural centers from the Amazon to the Andes.
  • Witness agroecological farming practices amid increasing climate uncertainty on smallholder farms in Malawi.
  • Experience Spain’s culinary traditions, artisanal methods, and family farming.


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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Experience of a Lifetime

Wow, I wish I could to this program a million times. This program is wonderful for anyone interested in food, no matter if you're in STEM or Liberal Arts or Business. Every day was completely different and exciting; from working on a farm, visiting an agricultural commune and speaking with a director at the FAO all in the same week. We were taught by such passionate farmers, scientists, anthropologists, community activists, etc.
Living with homestay families in each country really allowed us to gain a deeper cultural understanding while forming relationships with awesome people!

What would you improve about this program?
You won't have much alone time or weekends off, which can get frustrating. Some days you will be up at 8am and not home until 8pm, but it is so so worth it.
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