SIT Study Abroad Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
Discover the social, economic, and political impacts of globalization, westernization, and climate change in Oceania.
WHY STUDY SOCIAL CHANGE IN SAMOA?
The launching point for the settlement of Polynesia, in 1962 Samoa became the first Pacific Island to achieve independence. During a week-long orientation in Hawai‘i, you will study at the East West center, meet members of Hawai‘i’s indigenous community and Samoans of the diaspora, visit the Bishop Museum and other significant historical sites. In Samoa, you will live in Apia, the cosmopolitan capital and the program’s base, and study social justice issues and efforts to protect the environment across the Pacific. Hear perspectives on social transitions, conservation, and resilience from Hawaiians, Samoans, and other Pacific Islanders and interact with Samoan university students. Visit Samoa’s largest island, the volcanic island of Savai‘I, to see the sea arches, blow holes and lava flows of the South Pacific. Journey to Fiji and witness how Oceania’s diverse communities are supported by the environment but impacted by development, tourism, and climate change. Experience a traditional taro lo‘I in Hawai’i and, if you choose, the slaughter, roasting, and serving of a small pig in Amaile, Samoa. In the final month of the program, undertake a self-designed research project on a topic of your choice with experts to guide you.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.
SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
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