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  • Locations: Sicily, Italy; Tunis, Tunisia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Areas of Study: IS, Politics & History, Social Sciences
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Type: SIT, Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Housing Type: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Tunisia and Italy: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Study the interplay of politics, mass migration, and religion at the crossroads of the Mediterranean in Tunisia and Italy. Brush up on your language skills.

WHY STUDY MIGRATION IN TUNISIA & ITALY?

Tunisia and Italy sit at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Here, you will study the interplay between migration, regional politics, and religion. In Tunis, the country’s capital, less than 100 miles south of Europe and the birthplace of the Arab Spring, you will examine Tunisia’s peaceful transition to democracy. During a three-week excursion to Sicily, a port of call for immigrants, explore migration to Europe and meet with members of the North African immigrant community to discuss the impact of religious practice and formation of social identity.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live in the charming coastal village of Sidi Bou Said.
  • Spend three weeks in Sicily, often the first port of call for immigrants.
  • Observe the impact of religious practice on social identity.
  • Study Arabic or French and learn conversational Italian.
 

PREREQUISITES

None. The program is of interest to students studying political science, international relations, international studies, migration and refugee studies, European studies, Middle Eastern Studies, religious studies, global studies, sociology, and anthropology. Students with some background in French will be able to practice at their homestay in Tunis.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Tunisia’s political transformation, transitional justice, and democracy
  • Sicily as a case study for the EU’s “open door” policy
  • Secular politics, political Islam, religion and public life
  • Regional relations and religious integration in the Mediterranean

 

MONEY MATTERS

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 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • 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 for semester programs.  
  • 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.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS

There is a dual application process for this program:

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
AND
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website.

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.