Author: Kate Casa

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’

New group of changemakers complete MA requirements 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. “The world’s in good hands with this group…

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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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Tunisia program showcases democracy in the making

A white building in Sidi Bou Said, with the ocean behind it

The SIT Tunisia center in the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said is a bustling place.

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New book documents benefits of study abroad

Dr. Alvino E. Fantini, professor emeritus at SIT Graduate Institute, has published an important work related to educational exchange and study abroad. Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective (Routledge, 2018) includes two research projects that explore the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), its development during intercultural…

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SIT responds to migration crisis

Responding to a growing need for leaders in the field of humanitarian aid, School for International Training will launch a one-year Master of Arts degree in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management in fall 2019. Students on this SIT Graduate Institute program will take classes and complete their practicums in Jordan…

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