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SIT: Brazil, Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English, Portuguese
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program, Research
Minimum GPA::
Housing Options::
Approved by::
Open to::
Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Alexis Santi
Program Description:
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Investigate healthcare policy and delivery systems among disadvantaged groups in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Study how public health interacts with race and human rights.

This program provides an in-depth exploration of healthcare policies in Brazil — how these policies are constructed and implemented and their resulting impacts on different groups and communities. Students also study traditional Afro-Brazilian healing practices, especially those rooted in the Candomblé spiritual belief system. Students learn from physicians and nurses, government health officials, political activists, NGO representatives, urban and rural residents, herbalists, and Candomblé healers.

Major topics of study include:
  • The Brazilian national healthcare system
  • Public health planning and practice
  • Health concepts and practices of Afro-Brazilian groups
  • Human rights and healthcare in Brazil
  • Economic, structural, and ideological determinants of public health

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.