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Breaking the Pattern: A conversation with refugee scholar Kenneth Mukonyezi

Kenneth Mukonyezi

After the completion of courses, SIT students end up all over the world for the practicum phase of their degrees, working and researching in their fields. During Capstone Seminar week, those students gather in Vermont to present that research and mark the end point of their studies. This week, Kenneth…

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SIT alumna receives 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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The Amandla Project: An SIT alum helps students with disabilities intern abroad

Alex Stone in his wheelchair in front of a railing on a high cliff beside the ocean in South Africa with service dog Fraser beside him

Alex Stone went abroad as a Seattle University undergrad, pursuing an internship in South Africa in 2011. It’s a common enough story, but his trip worked a little differently — he had a constant companion, a service dog named Fraser.

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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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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

Father Nicholas Porter smiling on his front porch

Nicholas Porter is an Episcopal priest, but his perspective is broader than one Christian denomination, or even Christianity as a whole. His chief mission is to aid peace efforts in the region where three of the world’s major religions co-exist. Nick attended the SIT Conflict Transformation program in 2013 and…

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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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