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IHP staff co-author piece on diversity and learning communities

Readers of the fall 2018 issue of Global Impact Exchange, the publication of Diversity Abroad, will find in its pages a co-authored work by several SIT International Honors Program (IHP) staff. In “Humanizing High Impact Practices: Leveraging Learning Communities,” Joseph Lanning, program Director of IHP: Rethinking Food Security; Sherrilynn Colby-Bottel,…

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New IHP dean sees academia as a way to make positive change

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“I never expected to be an academic,” says Katy de la Garza, the new associate dean for SIT’s International Honors Programs.

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Ploughshares: Pastor and SIT alum Scott Couper’s African journey

Listen to Scott Couper’s tales of his voyage from student days to career, and you feel more like you’re talking to an adventurer than to the pastor of a small-town Vermont Congregational church. Maybe it’s the lack of a suit and tie, or the upwellings of restlessness in his mostly…

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SIT alumna publishes book on illegal wildlife trade

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Poached takes readers across a dozen countries, introducing them to the people who engage in illegal wildlife trade — a multi-billion-dollar contraband industry, ranked just behind drug trade, arms dealing, and human trafficking — as well as to those fighting to stop the killing and trafficking of animals.

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What migrants teach us about ourselves

The entry to Mexico of thousands of Central American migrants is being met with worrisome hate speech and xenophobia that is being heard and read in Mexico and the United States.

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Tunisia program showcases democracy in the making

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The SIT Tunisia center in the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said is a bustling place.

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New book documents benefits of study abroad

Dr. Alvino E. Fantini, professor emeritus at SIT Graduate Institute, has published an important work related to educational exchange and study abroad. Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective (Routledge, 2018) includes two research projects that explore the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), its development during intercultural…

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Ready for Liftoff: The “launch phase” of SIT’s multi-country IHP programs

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A small group of students sat beneath the trees in Zuccotti Park, the spot where Occupy Wall Street activists set up camp in 2011 to decry economic inequality. There are food carts all around, sidewalks swarming, and the park is an island of shady tranquility amid the bustle. The 31…

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G is for giving back: SIT students author books for children in Bolivia

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Ten years ago, children in Bolivia didn’t have many options if they wanted to read about their own country or cultural heritage.

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Into the woods: Two alumnae receive funding for research in Ecuador’s forests

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Two alumnae of SIT’s Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program received grants to continue research on a newly discovered tree species. The species, Magnolia vargasiana — a large, neotropical magnolia — was found in Ecuador’s Eastern Cloud Forest. The new species is the latest in a series of such discoveries by…

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