The Columns

Around the World: Kate LeMasters ’15 SIT Study Abroad: Global Health and Development Policy Geneva, Switzerland and Rabat, Morocco

— by on September 5th, 2016

“My past semester exposed me to how public health functions on an international level at the World Health Organization, United Nations, Red Cross, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and many other organizations.”

Studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland gave me the opportunity to not only explore one of the world’s most international cities, but the opportunity to study in urban and rural Morocco and to conduct an independent study in Cluj, Romania. My past semester exposed me to how public health functions on an international level at the World Health Organization, United Nations, Red Cross, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and many other organizations. I learned how illegal immigrants in Switzerland, Morocco and Eastern Europe are treated and the ramifications it has on their respective societies. The open markets of Rabat, mountains of Switzerland, and countryside of Romania are each ingrained in my mind.