Author: Kate Casa

Cameroon alumna: Study abroad is ‘how you grow’

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This article first appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s independent student newspaper. It is reprinted here with permission. By Ana Chincoa Chelsea Akyeampong, a junior global studies and political science double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found cultural challenges and lessons in her study abroad trip…

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SIT alumni present research at Notre Dame conference

These SIT Study Abroad alumni are among 60 students chosen to present their undergraduate research at the prestigious Human Development Conference at University of Notre Dame Feb. 22-23. The annual student-led conference is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. This year’s theme is “Engaging with Empathy: a preferential option…

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‘Cross-cultural relationships that will last a lifetime’

This post originally appear on the Rice University website. It is reprinted here with permission. … participating in a study abroad program has allowed me to become more sure of my interests, values and goals, and has shaped me into a more open-minded, globally-aware, and empowered individual.” Shivani Raman Martel…

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Reciprocity takes shape in myriad ways

Komabu Pomeyie in wheelchair, holding her award, surrounded by seven people of varying genders, ethnicities, and ages

During December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs. Each week, we’re highlighting stories and posts from the past year about the ways students and staff give back through projects and research on their programs, and alumni who have taken reciprocity beyond their SIT experiences to make it part of their daily lives.

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Best of Both Worlds: My journey to the AIF Clinton Fellowship

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Every summer, my family and I would visit our family members in India, and my mother took these opportunities to teach my brother and I about our culture, meaning visits to historical landmarks and museums. I dreaded these trips because I never connected with my Indian heritage.

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From Peace Corps to diversity scholar, her path started at SIT

Like many alumni, Deniece Dortch found her way to SIT Graduate Institute via the Peace Corps. But instead of expanding her career abroad, as she had originally intended, her SIT experience convinced Deniece that she should sharpen, advance, and use her skills in the United States.

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‘The world’s in good hands’

Friends, family, faculty, and staff gathered at School for International Training on December 14 to celebrate students’ completion of their master’s degree programs in a ceremony that capped an intense week of final capstone presentations.

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Meet Fadia Thabet: Student, activist, humanitarian

This interview was originally published on Dec. 6, 2018, by the Nobel Women’s Initiative as part of their initiative16 Days of Activism 2018. The post is reprinted here with permission. Photo courtesy of Fadia Thabet. Yemeni women take a lot of bullets from men. They take on a lot of responsibilities and…

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Grateful beyond words: How SIT students give back

During the month of December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs, along with inclusion, experiential education, engaged learning, community, social justice, and sustainability. Each week, we’ll highlight stories and posts from the past year about the ways students give back through…

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What migrants teach us about ourselves

The entry to Mexico of thousands of Central American migrants is being met with worrisome hate speech and xenophobia that is being heard and read in Mexico and the United States.

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