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  • Locations: Apia, Samoa; Suva, Fiji
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of westernization and globalization in the Pacific Islands.

SamoaThis program encourages students to explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research. Students consider the impact of new and different values on Pacific Island communities and social structures in light of development and globalization pressures and acquire diverse perspectives on social change and transition in the Pacific context, learning from Pacific Islanders.

Major topics of study include:

  • Vulnerability, environmental security, and adaptation awareness
  • Understanding wealth and poverty in Samoa
  • Challenges to women in political leadership
  • The church and social action in Samoa
  • Special education and social change