Samantha Benedicto studies traditional medicine in China with SIT Study Abroad


Samantha Benedicto, a 4th year double major in Psychology and Human Health, spent over seven weeks completing her Field Experience in Kunming, China through SIT’s Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine Program.  The program provided engagement with China’s system of integrated healthcare where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine coexist.


Samantha learned about the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and various approaches to public health at the Yunnan Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital through daily lectures led by health experts and practice sessions guided by professional TCM doctors. After lecture, Samantha took daily Chinese language classes in order to better facilitate cultural immersion.