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

White magnolia blossom in a plastic water bottle

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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Philosophy into Action: Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley’s professional journey begins with SIT

young woman smiling and showing her muscles in front of distant mountains in Switzerland

For SIT Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley, a semester abroad became a chance to develop professionally in the competitive world of global economics. Sarah studied with SIT’s Banking, Finance and Social Responsibility program in spring 2017, then stayed in Geneva, where she had landed a six-month position as an analyst for…

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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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SIT Study Abroad welcomes new academic directors

School for International Training is pleased to announce the addition of an extraordinary group of distinguished academic directors on eight SIT Study Abroad programs in the coming 2018–19 academic year. These scholars and practitioners have extensive experience as teachers, researchers, writers, consultants, and policy experts in the communities and countries…

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Current students meet ’08 alumni at Iceland reunion

Rosemary Ostfeld, who went on SIT’s summer program in Iceland in 2008, was decisive when she reached out to her fellow alumni earlier this year: “I’m going back to Iceland this June. Who’s with me?” Five classmates and two of their partners jumped at the idea. All were happy to…

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SIT expands 2019 portfolio with new programs in Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Latin America

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – School for International Training welcomes undergraduates back to class this fall with 84 fascinating study abroad opportunities for 2019 that span all seven continents. On six new SIT Study Abroad programs in 2019, students can explore the last pristine region of the world in Antarctica; see the…

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Activism on film

It started as a joking suggestion. Why not, said Hayley Stuart, Courtney Blackmer-Reynolds, and Shaya Christensen, make an all-women documentary? The three were students with SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change in fall 2014, studying documentary filmmaking.

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SIT helps Mapuche delegates attend Protecting Mother Earth conference

Recently, SIT International Honors Program Human Rights staff in Chile led a fundraising effort to send a delegation of indigenous Mapuche leaders to the Protecting Mother Earth Conference near Seattle, Washington. “At SIT, we talk a lot about reciprocity, and the importance of building meaningful two-way relationships with our host communities. … Now it’s…

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A book that speaks to the heart

A lone star in the Green Mountains book cover with a large yellow star and mountains and a red covered bridge

A book that speaks to the heart By Alvino E. Fantini A Lone Star in the Green Mountains by Kathryn Bonnez The Experiment Press Here’s a book you’ll want to read. It’s beautifully written, fun to read, and speaks to the heart. It’s also a cross-cultural adventure that most SIT…

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SIT alumnae returning to Bolivia as Fulbrights

June 29, 2018 SIT Bolivia is proud to welcome alumni Theresa Edwards (2016) and Jackie Gilbert (2014) back to Bolivia as Fulbright Scholarship recipients this year Jackie will be focusing her research on indigenous activism related to water rights. She will primarily be working with Oscar Olivera and the Fundación…

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