Month: August 2018

SIT Study Abroad welcomes new academic directors

School for International Training is pleased to announce the addition of an extraordinary group of distinguished academic directors on eight SIT Study Abroad programs in the coming 2018–19 academic year. These scholars and practitioners have extensive experience as teachers, researchers, writers, consultants, and policy experts in the communities and countries…

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Arline Saturdayborn: Ten years later, a teacher continues to learn

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When Arline Saturdayborn found SIT’s TESOL master’s degree program, she knew it represented the work she had been looking for her entire life. With an MA from Harvard, Arline had been teaching high school, but didn’t love the work. After completing a brief course in teaching English as a foreign…

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Current students meet ’08 alumni at Iceland reunion

Rosemary Ostfeld, who went on SIT’s summer program in Iceland in 2008, was decisive when she reached out to her fellow alumni earlier this year: “I’m going back to Iceland this June. Who’s with me?” Five classmates and two of their partners jumped at the idea. All were happy to…

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Changemakers: from Ohio to Armenia with Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh

SIT alumnus and Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh in black and white, displaying his tattooed forearm

For Adam Housh, the road to New England wound through Siberia and Armenia. Now his mission is to set others on a global path. Housh’s journey started in Dayton, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Attending Ohio State University, he knew that he wanted to go into international relations…

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SIT expands 2019 portfolio with new programs in Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Latin America

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – School for International Training welcomes undergraduates back to class this fall with 84 fascinating study abroad opportunities for 2019 that span all seven continents. On six new SIT Study Abroad programs in 2019, students can explore the last pristine region of the world in Antarctica; see the…

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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

Joshua Davis in black and white

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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