Year: 2017

SIT Students Participate in Weeklong Field Course in Rwanda

In January, 15 SIT students participated in a weeklong field course on conflict transformation in Rwanda. The course gave these students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the peacebuilding and reconciliation process in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. The field course in Rwanda has been running since 2005…

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SIT Study Abroad expands 2018 summer offerings with new programs and internships

School for International Training (SIT) is accepting applications for a larger portfolio of summer 2018 study abroad programs that expands the range of internships and focus areas available to undergraduate students. Already one of the largest providers of accredited study abroad programs in the United States, SIT Study Abroad will…

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A statement from SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett on the reversal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The reversal of the executive order shielding young, law-abiding undocumented immigrants from deportation is cruel to the hopes and aspirations of a group of young people who have grown up in our midst. Whereas DACA aimed to provide a pathway to a legal and fulfilling future for these individuals, this…

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At Harvard, SIT Global Scholars share stories of challenge and hope

SIT’s Global Scholars (from left) Bahati Kanyamanza, Kenneth Mukonyezi, Fadia Thabet, Abdou Edris, and Tamam Abulteaf with Robin Young. The strength and resilience that refugees bring to our communities and institutions came into sharp focus when five global scholars from SIT visited Harvard University’s Faculty Club on July 20 for…

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SIT Global Scholars on Here and Now

SIT Graduate Institute launched the Global Scholars Program in October 2016 in response to the growing global refugee crisis and the rising tide of xenophobia and isolationism in the United States and around the world. Our first cohort of refugee scholars recently participated in a roundtable at the Harvard Faculty…

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A statement from SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett on the reversal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The reversal of the executive order shielding young, law-abiding undocumented immigrants from deportation is cruel to the hopes and aspirations of a group of young people who have grown up in our midst. Whereas DACA aimed to provide a pathway to a legal and fulfilling future for these individuals, this…

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SIT Awards Degrees To Sustainable Development Grads

SIT Graduate Joe Sumo: Change-maker and Global Citizen The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute held a commencement ceremony for graduates of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Program on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. As the crowd grew and the…

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SIT Graduate Institute launches Youth Leadership M.Ed.

SIT Graduate Institute is now accepting applications for a new M.Ed. in Global Youth Development and Leadership, starting in spring 2018. This one-year program is designed for youth program staff, teachers, coaches, camp and school counselors, after-school providers, volunteer program managers, and anyone who wants to work with young people…

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Through education, conversation, we stand strong against racism

On Saturday, the same day white supremacists were marching through the streets of Charlottesville, Va., Professor Emerita Beatriz Fantini published a story in the Brattleboro Reformer about the history of the Experiment in International Living, the organization that would produce the School for International Training. For 85 years, Bea wrote,…

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Joe Preston Sumo, Sr.: Change-maker and Global Citizen

When he started his master’s degree in sustainable development at SIT Graduate Institute two years ago, Joe Sumo wasn’t thinking much about the power of religion to support sustainable societies. With a BA and an MA in public administration from the University of Liberia, Joe had been working as a…

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