SIT Graduate Institute marks 7th annual Washington, DC, degree ceremony

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August 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Seventeen students from 12 countries received their MA degrees on August 11 in an inspiring ceremony at the National Presbyterian Church that highlighted the importance of global inclusion and social justice. The graduates have all completed SIT’s program in Sustainable Development with a focus…

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Three Zimbabwe delegates discover a common thread: SIT

SIT alumni Todd Moss, Michelle Gavin, and Alex Noyes in rural Zimbabwe

When three foreign policy experts met up this summer on an excursion to Zimbabwe, they discovered an unusual fact. Their careers all sprang from the same place: SIT Study Abroad. Todd Moss is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, DC, think tank that addresses global…

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August brings TESOL conference, capstones

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SIT TESOL conference, capstone presentations kick off August 8 August 7, 2018 Capping their academic experiences at SIT Graduate Institute, students this month will hold a professional development conference for teachers, while others present their final research projects. SIT’s fifth annual low-residency, student-run TESOL conference takes place August 8-9 on…

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Changemakers: Joshua Davis

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SIT planted an idea that guides Josh Davis’ thinking every day. In his role as executive director of an organization serving the homeless in Brattleboro, Vermont, Davis said, “Part of my education from SIT that still rings in my ears is the question: ‘How can we listen to the voices…

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How does your garden grow?

SIT went even greener this year with the installation of a solar panel array on its Vermont campus. The project was funded by $100,000 in grants from Windham Regional Commission’s renewable energy grant program enabled by Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund. The solar project, undertaken in partnership with Putney, Vt.-based…

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From Vermont to Rwanda and beyond: A conversation with SIT alum Jesse Routte

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Jesse Routte is a man with a plan. A lot of plans, actually. Routte is the original force behind Three Stones Consulting, a Rwanda-based nonprofit that works to position NGOS for success in a country that itself represents a compelling success story.

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Activism on Film

It started as a joking suggestion. Why not, said Hayley Stuart, Courtney Blackmer-Reynolds, and Shaya Christensen, make an all-women documentary? The three were students with SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change in fall 2014, studying documentary filmmaking.

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SIT helps Mapuche delegates attend Protecting Mother Earth conference

Recently, SIT International Honors Program Human Rights staff in Chile led a fundraising effort to send a delegation of indigenous Mapuche leaders to the Protecting Mother Earth Conference near Seattle, Washington. “At SIT, we talk a lot about reciprocity, and the importance of building meaningful two-way relationships with our host communities. … Now it’s…

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CONTACT 2018: What Students Had to Say

When I first read about the CONTACT program, I said, this is something I need to add to the work that I do. CONTACT was the answer that I was looking for. Usually, I just want justice. I have realized that justice is also part of healing, that truth and…

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A book that speaks to the heart

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A book that speaks to the heart By Alvino E. Fantini A Lone Star in the Green Mountains by Kathryn Bonnez The Experiment Press Here’s a book you’ll want to read. It’s beautifully written, fun to read, and speaks to the heart. It’s also a cross-cultural adventure that most SIT…

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