‘The world’s in good hands’

New group of changemakers complete MA requirements Friends, family, faculty, and staff gathered at School for International Training on December 14 to celebrate students’ completion of their master’s degree programs in a ceremony that capped an intense week of final capstone presentations. “The world’s in good hands with this group…

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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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Arline Saturdayborn: Ten years later, a teacher continues to learn

Woman with short gray hair smiling

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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CONTACT 2018: What Students Had to Say

When I first read about the CONTACT program, I said, this is something I need to add to the work that I do. CONTACT was the answer that I was looking for. Usually, I just want justice. I have realized that justice is also part of healing, that truth and…

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Global partnerships, global learning

Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi and others bring their experiences to SIT’s CONTACT program photo courtesy of Kristopher Radder/ Brattleboro Reformer Among the students in this year’s CONTACT program at SIT, you’ll find Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi. He’s participating in part thanks to a longtime collaboration between Guilford, Vermont’s Community Church and the…

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SIT Faculty Connect with Staff from Foreign Embassies

In order to build new connections and share expertise, School for International Training faculty and students met with representatives of foreign embassies on April 14. Faculty members included academic director of SIT’s Washington, DC Center Deborah Robinson; peacebuilding and conflict transformation professors Bruce W. Dayton, Tatsushi Arai, John Ungerleider; and…

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Learning a language through CONTACT

A conversation with Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin By James Heflin As a resident of Sudan, Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin has been close to conflict. In Khartoum, Alamin teaches soil science and watershed management at Sudan University for Science and Technology. Outside of that work, however, she is part of a…

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