Year: 2018

Two workshops focus on student support

Regional staff share experiences, resources SIT staff from throughout the Middle East gathered in Tunisia last month. It was one of two regional workshops aimed at improving support for U.S. students abroad. SIT staff got together for two important workshops last month — in Quito, Ecuador, and Sidi Bousaid, Tunisia…

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Witnessing history

South Africa students meet prominent freedom fighters SIT journalism student Rebecca Redelmeier talks with Mac Maharaj Students on this semester’s SIT Study Abroad program South Africa: Social and Political Transformation, Education and Social Change are witnessing a politically momentous time in South African history as the country grapples with the…

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SIT cited for inclusive excellence

February 2, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:   Ariana Peña, Diversity Abroad: apena@diversityabroad.org; 510.982.0635 x 706 Kate Casa, SIT: kate.casa@sit.edu; 802-258-3527 SIT’s International Honors Program cited for excellence in diversity and inclusion BRATTLEBORO, Vermont —SIT’s International Honors Program will receive the 2018 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE)…

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New website tool expands students’ access to diversity

From the Contact a Former Student page on the SIT Study Abroad website, students may now click on “Alumni Experience” to filter mentors according to 19 categories. For example, if a student chooses to filter according to “Health,” 21 thumbnail profiles appear showing each alum’s name, program, school, major, and…

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FAQs About SIT Changes

GENERAL Q: Is SIT closing? No. The School for International Training, both SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad, will continue to be based in Brattleboro, Vermont, and will continue to offer graduate degree programs at home and overseas and accredited undergraduate study abroad programs around the world. The Brattleboro…

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SIT Study Abroad alumna Chelsea Bhajan to address stigma around disability in Indonesia

School for International Training and World Learning have named SIT Study Abroad alumna Chelsea Bhajan as the next Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow. She plans to return to Indonesia to help remove the stigma around people with disabilities. Chelsea, of Trinidad and Tobago, is a spring 2014 alumna of SIT Study…

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Statement from Bea Fantini

As many of you know, Alvino and I have spent most of our professional lives at SIT. Alvino was one of the creators of SIT and one of the founders of the MA in teaching (MAT) program. We both were MAT faculty from the first program on, and we’ve both…

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Argentina alum publishes research on ‘human narratives’ in healthcare

When Swarthmore senior Jacob Demree went to Argentina with SIT in fall 2017, he had some specific goals in mind.

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