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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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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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The 100-Year View: Nicholas Porter wants to help transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Nicholas Porter is an Episcopal priest, but his perspective is broader than one Christian denomination, or even Christianity as a whole. The chief mission of this SIT Conflict Transformation alumnus is to aid peace efforts in the region where three of the world’s major religions co-exist. It’s a natural fit,…

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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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Alan White: Helping Indonesian communities tackle marine challenges

Long before SIT launched programs in climate change or sustainable development, the institution helped Alan White prepare for a distinguished career in coastal conservation. Serving in the Peace Corps in Ecuador in the 1970s, Alan decided he wanted an international career, so SIT was a logical next step, as it…

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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: from Ohio to Armenia with Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh

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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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SIT Graduate Institute marks 7th annual Washington, DC, degree ceremony

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August 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Seventeen students from 12 countries received their MA degrees on August 11 in an inspiring ceremony at the National Presbyterian Church that highlighted the importance of global inclusion and social justice. The graduates have all completed SIT’s program in Sustainable Development with a focus…

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August brings TESOL conference, capstones

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SIT TESOL conference, capstone presentations kick off August 8 August 7, 2018 Capping their academic experiences at SIT Graduate Institute, students this month will hold a professional development conference for teachers, while others present their final research projects. SIT’s fifth annual low-residency, student-run TESOL conference takes place August 8-9 on…

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