CAS '21 Adriana Discher

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SA: IHP: Health and Community

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): SIT International Honors Program (IHP): Health and Community, Multi-City

Ask me about...

  • How studying abroad can be a meaningful academic and professional experience

  • Doing a multi-country program with urban and rural stays

  • Embracing and learning from discomfort

  • Studying global health during a pandemic

My Experience Abroad:

I got to explore applications of my coursework to real-life experiences; the communities, faculty, and organizations that I interacted with were applying theory to practice on a daily basis in very powerful ways. As someone interested in activism, this program exposed me to activism in the context of academia and vice versa. 

Other Highlights:

  • Cooking with my host families in Cape Town and Hanoi

  • Exploring my research interests in environmental health

  • Meeting my Argentina local team and bonding with them virtually since our stay was disrupted by the pandemic

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