Swimmers promote alternatives to mining South Africa’s Wild Coast

Luke Riley is a political science and communications student at the University of Maryland. This story was produced with the support of the SIT Study Abroad program South Africa: Social and Political Transformation, with additional reporting by Craig Bishop. It was originally published by GroundUp, a joint project of Community Media…

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SIT Grad students to present practicum work at Belgium conference

A pair of SIT Graduate Institute students are bringing their practicum experiences to an international stage this spring. In May, right on the heels of their SIT commencement, Jorden Ferrick and Fabio Ayala will head to Belgium to present their work at the International Institute for Restorative Practice annual conference,…

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Art in Tunisia: Study Abroad alum Annie Seipel

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This piece first appeared in the news section at Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History. It is reprinted here with permission. by Natalie Barnes It is no longer an alarm clock that wakes Annie Seipel in the morning, but the melodic tones of a 5:30 a.m. call…

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A conversation with Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Hadi El Rabbat

Hadi El Rabbat was an international business major at Stonehill College in Massachusetts in 2012 when he decided to study abroad on SIT’s International Honors Program, Health and Communities: Globalization, Culture, and Care. That semester took him to China, South Africa, and India. It also threw a wrench in the…

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SIT Mongolia ventures to Siberia

Quick: Think of Siberia. Snowy? Many of us think of Siberia as cold, big, and remote, but the reality is more complex. Starting this fall, SIT Mongolia students will get an unusual opportunity to experience the varied beauty of Russia’s Siberia region. The program will feature an excursion to the…

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In memory of Elise Andre, founder of SIT’s MATESOL program

Elise Andre passed away in Richmond, Kentucky, on March 14, 2019. By Beatriz Fantini When SIT Founder Jack Wallace decided to establish a Master of Arts program at the school in the Teaching of Languages, he sought a person with foreign language experience and familiarity with The Experiment philosophy. When…

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2018 Alice Rowan Swanson fellow Leslie Massicotte: Empowering Girls

Leslie Massicotte received SIT’s 2018 Swanson fellowship to pursue sexual education work in Rwanda. In this piece, reposted from Leslie’s blog, she discusses the work the fellowship supported. Stay tuned for news about SIT’s 2019 Alice Rowan Swanson fellow!   Blushing faces. Eyes downcast. Nervous giggles. Awkward silences. These are…

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Friends in high places

SIT Study Abroad this month welcomed nine faculty and study abroad officers from throughout the United States on a site visit to Nepal. Representatives came from partner schools in Vermont (St. Michael’s College), Pennsylvania (Ursinus College), Washington, D.C. (Georgetown and George Washington universities), North Carolina (Davidson College), Florida (Rollins College),…

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Meet SIT and World Learning leaders empowering women around the world

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and efforts to support them. SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute are part of World Learning. World Learning’s global development and exchange programs strengthen leadership, intercultural understanding, and…

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SIT alum Katharina Zellweger on the ‘6 Ms’ changing North Korea

In the early 1990s, Katharina Zellweger was working at Caritas Hong Kong, a job she’d held since 1978. She took time away from Caritas to attend SIT’s International Administration program. After completing her master’s degree, Zellweger returned to her work involving Hong Kong’s Vietnamese refugees, projects in China, and later…

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