Author: James Heflin

Cameroon alumna returns to welcoming surroundings

SIT alumna Sasha Lansky hiking in Cameroon

As an intern for the U.S. embassy in Cameroon this summer, when Sasha Lansky heard about a particularly interesting part of Yaoundé, the large capital city, she went out to see it. Embassy staff members seemed puzzled by the young intern’s boldness. But Sasha had been to Cameroon in 2012,…

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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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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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How does your garden grow?

SIT went even greener this year with the installation of a solar panel array on its Vermont campus. The project was funded by $100,000 in grants from Windham Regional Commission’s renewable energy grant program enabled by Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund. The solar project, undertaken in partnership with Putney, Vt.-based…

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SIT helps Mapuche delegates attend Protecting Mother Earth conference

Recently, SIT International Honors Program Human Rights staff in Chile led a fundraising effort to send a delegation of indigenous Mapuche leaders to the Protecting Mother Earth Conference near Seattle, Washington. “At SIT, we talk a lot about reciprocity, and the importance of building meaningful two-way relationships with our host communities. … Now it’s…

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