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SIT Grad students to present practicum work at Belgium conference

A pair of SIT Graduate Institute students are bringing their practicum experiences to an international stage this spring. In May, right on the heels of their SIT commencement, Jorden Ferrick and Fabio Ayala will head to Belgium to present their work at the International Institute for Restorative Practice annual conference,…

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Art in Tunisia: Study Abroad alum Annie Seipel

This piece first appeared in the news section at Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History. It is reprinted here with permission. by Natalie Barnes It is no longer an alarm clock that wakes Annie Seipel in the morning, but the melodic tones of a 5:30 a.m. call…

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A conversation with Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Hadi El Rabbat

Hadi El Rabbat was an international business major at Stonehill College in Massachusetts in 2012 when he decided to study abroad on SIT’s International Honors Program, Health and Communities: Globalization, Culture, and Care. That semester took him to China, South Africa, and India. It also threw a wrench in the…

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2018 Alice Rowan Swanson fellow Leslie Massicotte: Empowering Girls

Leslie Massicotte received SIT’s 2018 Swanson fellowship to pursue sexual education work in Rwanda. In this piece, reposted from Leslie’s blog, she discusses the work the fellowship supported. Stay tuned for news about SIT’s 2019 Alice Rowan Swanson fellow!   Blushing faces. Eyes downcast. Nervous giggles. Awkward silences. These are…

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Meet SIT and World Learning leaders empowering women around the world

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and efforts to support them. SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute are part of World Learning. World Learning’s global development and exchange programs strengthen leadership, intercultural understanding, and…

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Cameroon alumna: Study abroad is ‘how you grow’

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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‘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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A Different Feather: SIT Ecuador alum Jenny Howard studies seabirds

Two Nazca boobies in the Galapagos archipelago.

Isolated locations are appealing to SIT Ecuador alum Jenny Howard, a PhD candidate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Not long ago, she spent months camping with a small research group on an island in the Galapagos archipelago — just over 550 miles from mainland Ecuador — studying a seabird called the Nazca booby.

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“Glocal” digits: Study Abroad alum Max Smith publishes research on cell phones in Africa

photo of Max Smith

SIT and Kenyon College alum Max Smith studied cell phone use in West Africa for his Independent Study Project with SIT Cameroon: Culture, Social Change, and Development. His results made him a published author. His book, The ‘Glocalization’ of Mobile Telephony in West and Central Africa, was published in September.

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Robots and Research: SIT Netherlands alum Audrey Pope

Vanderbilt junior Audrey Pope studied in Amsterdam with SIT Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender in fall 2018, and researched something new and unusual: the sex robot industry. Why did you choose SIT and this program? I was initially looking at SIT just because some of the programs had…

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