Year: 2017

Meet new Alumni Engagement Director Carla Lineback

Her family’s involvement in World Learning/SIT began in 1954. Now Carla Lineback hopes to foster new connections among alumni. Carla Lineback, World Learning/SIT’s new Director of Alumni Engagement, has a remarkable connection to the organization: “I grew up on this campus. My connection with the organization – it’s part of…

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SIT professor promotes reconciliation in East Asia

SIT Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Professor Tatsushi Arai spoke Aug. 8 at a public forum in Tokyo on China-Japan relations. The event was organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, a Japanese thought leader in the field. Professor Arai’s address, “On the applied practice of conflict transformation and historical reconciliation in…

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Learning a language through CONTACT

A conversation with Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin By James Heflin As a resident of Sudan, Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin has been close to conflict. In Khartoum, Alamin teaches soil science and watershed management at Sudan University for Science and Technology. Outside of that work, however, she is part of a…

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Stephen and Nita Lowey launch scholarship fund to support SIT Graduate students

A $500,000 gift from longtime institutional supporters Stephen and Nita Lowey will make it financially possible for more students to participate in SIT Graduate Institute programs starting this fall. Stephen Lowey is a chair emeritus trustee of World Learning and Nita Lowey is a member of Congress from New York….

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SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order: School for International Training (SIT) is working to ensure the continued security of our students and staff, including our graduate students in Vermont and Washington, DC, and…

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Two workshops train faculty and staff on expanding the inclusiveness of their programs.

Diversity and inclusion were the focus of two SIT Study Abroad workshops held in Vietnam and South Africa in January. Coordinated by Dean for Asia and the Pacific Brian Hammer; Dean for Africa, South of the Sahara, Daniel Lumonya; Dean for International Honors Programs (IHP) David Shallenberger; and Dean of…

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SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order: School for International Training (SIT) is working to ensure the continued security of our students and staff, including our graduate students in Vermont and Washington, DC, and…

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Five refugee scholars among new group of SIT graduate students

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – It’s a crisp, snowy day on SIT Graduate Institute’s flagship campus. White hills provide the backdrop outside the Lowey International Center, where 21 new students are starting their master’s degree programs in the spring 2017 semester. This year, SIT returned to offering spring semester start dates for…

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