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“Glocal” digits: Study Abroad alum Max Smith publishes research on cell phones in Africa

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SIT and Kenyon College alum Max Smith studied cell phone use in West Africa for his Independent Study Project with SIT Cameroon: Culture, Social Change, and Development. His results made him a published author. His book, The ‘Glocalization’ of Mobile Telephony in West and Central Africa, was published in September….

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Robots and Research: SIT Netherlands alum Audrey Pope

Vanderbilt junior Audrey Pope studied in Amsterdam with SIT Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender in fall 2018, and researched something new and unusual: the sex robot industry. Why did you choose SIT and this program? I was initially looking at SIT just because some of the programs had…

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Justice for all: SIT alumna talks about law and intellectual property rights

Woman in business attire poses in front of a sign that says BBB

My decision to pursue law stems from the premise that each of us can make a difference in the lives of others and in our communities.

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Alum’s fish film nets attention

Student filmmaker Antonia Brown

For Rice University senior Antonia Brown, SIT’s program Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation was a great fit – a chance to do real field research. But that opportunity, she admits, was one she found daunting at first.

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Reciprocity takes shape in myriad ways

Komabu Pomeyie in wheelchair, holding her award, surrounded by seven people of varying genders, ethnicities, and ages

During December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs. Each week, we’re highlighting stories and posts from the past year about the ways students and staff give back through projects and research on their programs, and alumni who have taken reciprocity beyond their SIT experiences to make it part of their daily lives.

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Best of Both Worlds: My journey to the AIF Clinton Fellowship

Every summer, my family and I would visit our family members in India, and my mother took these opportunities to teach my brother and I about our culture, meaning visits to historical landmarks and museums. I dreaded these trips because I never connected with my Indian heritage.

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SIT students go back and give back

Few for Change students and family members

During December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs. Each week, we’re highlighting stories and posts from the past year about the ways students and staff give back through projects and research on their programs, and the alumni who have taken reciprocity…

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Alumna Abby Yates says South Africa continues to resonate in her life back home

Abby Yates, a senior from the University of Minnesota, shares her thoughts about the SIT summer internship program South Africa: Social Justice and Activism and its lasting effect. It’s been over a month since I touched down back in the U.S., and I’ve reflected on my experience in Cape Town…

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SIT reciprocity: Two SIT India students help project to bring solar power to villages

Boy with a book, overlaid with a search text box with the words "Let's search for a brighter tomorrow" and below that the URL thesolarvillage.org

Meaghan McElroy (Ithaca College) and Aedan Raleigh (Siena College), current students on SIT’s India: Sustainable Development and Social Change program, are both doing internships with Auroville Consulting’s Solar Village Search Engine project.

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SIT Nepal: Geoscience co-founder Dr. Bishal Upreti receives Geological Society of America award

The Geological Society of America has presented Dr. Bishal Nath Upreti, founding country director for SIT Nepal: Geosciences, with its GSA Honorary Fellow Award, given to an international scientist for “outstanding contributions to science.” The international award has been given, often to only one scientist per year, most years since…

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