NOTE: For the fall 2021 term, we have modified our International Honors Programs to only include two international destinations, and no US launch. Programs dates have been reduced to 15 weeks, with no changes to the courses offered or total number of credits. Visit the SIT website for more details.
International Honors Programs (IHP) are unique within SIT’s portfolio. In one semester, you’ll deeply examine a single issue, such as climate change, healthcare, or human rights, in four cultural contexts on four continents.
Examine the current global political trends and the challenges confronting the post-World War II liberal world order in the US, Brazil, France, and Senegal.
Explore the current global architecture, the consequences of neoliberal economic policies on human security and livelihoods, and how societies are demanding change.
Learn about international financial institutions and current US policies in Washington, DC.
Explore Brazil’s regional role, its right-wing government policies, and their implications for urban centers and the environment.
In France and Brussels, learn about the European Union, NATO, and post-colonial migration and interdependence.
Visit Senegal, home to many international organizations and NGOs, and learn about post-colonialism, cultural imperialism and youth political activism.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), program sites, and housing.
Key Topics of Study
The history of global governance
How the legacy of colonialism has affected development of the global south and their representation in the global architecture
Global governance’s benefits and challenges to human security
Social, economic, and political tensions, and movements that have grown from the consequences of neoliberal policies and identity politics
Causes and opportunities of rising nationalism and alternative governing structures
How to research the impact of these policies and changes locally, regionally and internationally
Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
All educational costs, including educational excursions
All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
Health and accident insurance
SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.