Author: Rebecca Cross

SIT alumna to receive service award for her work in disability rights

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At the age of eight years old, Sefakor Komabu Pomeyie contracted polio, a disease that left her with restricted mobility. She remembers having to crawl on the ground to enter her school in Ghana because it didn’t have ramps for wheelchairs. Instead of being deterred from going to school, she knew education would make her stronger.

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New IHP dean sees academia as a way to make positive change

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“I never expected to be an academic,” says Katy de la Garza, the new associate dean for SIT’s International Honors Programs.

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SIT alumna publishes book on illegal wildlife trade

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Poached takes readers across a dozen countries, introducing them to the people who engage in illegal wildlife trade — a multi-billion-dollar contraband industry, ranked just behind drug trade, arms dealing, and human trafficking — as well as to those fighting to stop the killing and trafficking of animals.

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Interpersonal experience is key to SIT TESOL program

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Although the face-to-face portion of the TESOL program on campus at SIT Graduate Institute is relatively brief — just about three weeks each year for two years — that time together is of outsize importance.

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When the teacher becomes a student in their own classroom

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Anyone who has taught in a classroom can grasp the significance of having an expert observe their classes.

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SIT reimagines sustainable development with revamped degree

Prompted by growing economic disparity and environmental destruction and the lack of visibility of existing alternatives, the School for International Training (SIT) is introducing a revamped Master of Arts in Sustainable Development. The reimagined degree will focus on transformative and imaginative solutions from around the world to systemic problems. During…

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G is for giving back: SIT students author books for children in Bolivia

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Ten years ago, children in Bolivia didn’t have many options if they wanted to read about their own country or cultural heritage.

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Into the woods: Two alumnae receive funding for research in Ecuador’s forests

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Two alumnae of SIT’s Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program received grants to continue research on a newly discovered tree species. The species, Magnolia vargasiana — a large, neotropical magnolia — was found in Ecuador’s Eastern Cloud Forest. The new species is the latest in a series of such discoveries by…

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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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Changemakers: Joshua Davis

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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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