Jordan: Counseling and Humanitarian Action Internship
Learn the principles of humanitarian action and counseling in emergency situations and see firsthand the health services in Jordan, home to millions of displaced persons from Palestine, Iraq, and Syria. Enhance your professional skills during your internship with a community organization, health institution, or international NGO.
Witness the humanitarian responses of UN agencies, including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Learn about common principles, rights, and duties governing humanitarian action as set out in the humanitarian charter, as well as the priority humanitarian interventions and minimum standards across various sectors of humanitarian work, with special emphasis on the health sector.
Learn about risk factors and prevalence of mental illness in refugees, including conflict-related traumas and psychosocial challenges of immigration and assimilation.
Devise a socially responsible response to a problem, or develop a sustainable plan, grant proposal, or research that responds to the need of your organization.
Share personal and professional experiences during weekly discussions and reflection sessions.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
SIT internships are hands-on and reflective. In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper processing your learning experience on the job and analyzing an issue important to the organization you worked with, and/or you will design a socially responsible solution to a problem identified by the organization.
- Providing relief to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians with the International Rescue Committee
- Working with farmers, women, and refugees living in poverty with Care International
- Assisting epidemiologists with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network
- Promoting health awareness with the Jordan Health Aid Society
- Supporting the efforts of Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development-Legal Aid to raise legal awareness among vulnerable populations, fight injustice, and promote equality
- Assisting the International Committee of the Red Cross’s humanitarian responses to Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities
- Helping Palestinian refugees get access to healthcare with the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees
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
- 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.
- The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
- 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.
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TCU Approved Programs
Credit returns as TCU credit that applies towards the TCU GPA and counts towards a student’s major, minor, core, or elective credit hours. As part of their application, students must have their courses pre-approved on the TCU Credit Approval Form.
Students can typically find classes to satisfy major and minor elective credits; general electives; upper-division hours; and much of the TCU Core Curriculum, including FAR, HUM, SSC, HT, LT and RT. Semester students can also earn CA. It is harder to satisfy specific equivalencies for the major or minor and difficult to find NSC, MTH, OCO, and WCO. Students cannot receive CSV, GA, and WEM on these programs.
While abroad, students remain currently-enrolled, degree seeking students at TCU. Semester students enroll full-time in 12 – 18 credits. Summer students typically enroll in 3 or 6 credit hours.
TCU bills tuition and program fees for all TCU-Approved Programs to the TCU Student Account. However, students may need to pay CIEE, IES, or SIT directly for other incidental charges such as housing deposits, confirmation fees, textbooks or optional field trips.
- Non-Refundable Enrollment Fee: Variable. Paid directly to CIEE, IES, or SIT to reserve your space in the program.
- TCU Tuition: Semester students pay TCU block tuition. Summer students pay TCU tuition per credit hour. For current tuition rates, visit Costs & Refunds.
- Program Fee: Includes CIEE, IES, or SIT housing and insurance fees. It may or may not include meals or other items. Consult the program-specific on the CIEE, IES, or SIT website for program fee breakdowns and exact fees.
- Additional Expenses: For airfare, visa fees, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.
How to Apply
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at TCU
- Minimum 2.8 GPA for semester programs, although some programs require higher GPAs
- At least two semesters at TCU by the start of the program
- Any additional requirements listed on the CIEE, IES, or SIT websites
- Click the "Complete Forms" button above to begin your Global TCU application. To continue working on an existing application, log onto www.global.tcu.edu and select the program from the homepage.
- Complete the Program-Specific Application found on the CIEE, IES or SIT website.
- Submit the Credit Approval Form to Reed 214. You can find the form on our How to Apply page.