Year: 2016

SIT names two outstanding Independent Study Projects

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award. These two students were chosen from a very competitive pool of 25 nominations drawn from more than 2,000 Independent Study Projects (ISP) completed over the past three semesters. Both will be nominated for the…

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2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

Andrea Savage returns to Bhutan as 2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow SIT Study Abroad alumna will teach a water harvesting workshop World Learning and the School for International Training have named Andrea Savage as this year’s Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow. Savage, of Denver, Colo., is a fall 2011 alumna of SIT…

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A Psychology Major Abroad

Olivia Legan, Kenyon College When I initially chose to go abroad with SIT on their program Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change in Bolivia, I accepted that I would be putting my psychology major “on hold” in order to improve my Spanish and live in South America. In hindsight, this anticipated…

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Challenging our comfort zones

The importance – and challenges – of getting students out of their comfort zones By M. Priscilla Stone The challenge for international educators has never been more difficult or more important. Our commitment to introducing our students to the very different worldviews, beliefs and behaviors they will encounter while studying…

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A new look at African migration

SIT Study Abroad-Morehouse partnership takes a global view of new African diasporas In spring 2017, SIT Study Abroad offers a globe-spanning new program: New African Diasporas. The “old” diasporas of Africa were driven by slavery and colonialism, the new ones by economic opportunity and, sometimes, escaping war, explains Mansa Bilal…

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SIT Study Abroad offers journalism in story-rich South Africa

Team up with award-winning journalists to write a story that’s ready for press SIT Study Abroad has introduced a powerful new journalism track in South Africa in collaboration with the Peabody Award-winning Round Earth Media and South Africa’s Times Media Group. South Africa: Social and Political Transformation offers a journalism focus…

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SIT alumnae join forces to help Ugandan children

Kate Condon Two former SIT Study Abroad students found each other while working to break down barriers for people with disabilities. Jennifer Allen, who studied on SIT’s Comparative Education and Social Change program in Chile and Argentina in 2010, and Kate Condon, who studied on the SIT program Ecuador: Development,…

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Grant expands journalism opportunities

SIT partner Round Earth Media wins prestigious MacArthur grant The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named SIT Study Abroad partner Round Earth Media as one of 12 journalism nonprofits to receive major unrestricted operating support. Round Earth Media partners with SIT Study Abroad on groundbreaking journalism programs…

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SIT stands #WithRefugees

SIT Study Abroad joins UNHCR’s call to support the displaced. After students in SIT’s Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action program visited United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, SIT Study Abroad has joined the UNHCR and an impressive list of organizations and institutions of higher learning…

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SIT Alumna Kim Foote

Ghana sojourn led to a Fulbright and a writing career SIT’s “living classrooms” made all the difference for writer Kim Foote. Kim Foote has written a memoir and a novel, won a Fulbright grant, and pursued two career paths. It all started with an SIT Study Abroad program in Ghana….

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