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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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A shock to the system

Why culture shock can be a good thing By Joseph Lee Jordan: Engineering and Design for Sustainable Environments Thus far, my study abroad in Amman, Jordan, has been fantastic and very intense simultaneously. The intensity stems from the culture shock I experienced upon entry into the country. Let me preface…

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24 summer reading recommendations from around the world

Looking for some reading inspiration this summer? We asked our academic directors to share their favorite books from or about their countries. Here are their recommendations. Africa, South of the Sahara Barry Ferguson, Academic Director in Madagascar Madagascar (2018) by Stephen Holgate Ferguson says: Madagascar, just recently published, is by…

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Explore Europe’s Future with SIT

SIT’s new Spain program examines the movements and ideas re-shaping the European Union With SIT’s new program in Spain, you’ll live in fascinating Bilbao and explore the ideas fueling independence movements in Europe. Spain: Policy, Law, and Regional Autonomy in Europe is centered in Basque country and also takes you…

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SIT alumni to present research

Twenty-one SIT students featured at 2018 Notre Dame conference SIT alumni present research at Notre Dame Human Development Conference Twenty-one SIT Study Abroad alumni will be among undergraduates from throughout the country presenting their research at the prestigious Human Development Conference at University of Notre Dame Feb 23-24. Kate Knight,…

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Spring 2019 Applications Now Open

Spring is finally here, and so is your chance to apply for spring 2019 SIT Study Abroad programs. Start now so you can be sure to find the right fit – our programs fill fast. SIT is offering 58 programs in more than 35 countries in spring 2019, including eight…

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All-Encompassing and Colorful

SIT Study Abroad alum Katy Rudder’s experience in Nepal and India inspired a career in development These days, Katy Rudder helps people tell their stories. Much of her own story begins with SIT’s experience-based learning. Studying with SIT in 1992 was Katy’s first time outside the United States. She went…

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Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Leslie Massicotte

As a Peace and Global Studies major at Indiana’s Earlham College, in 2013 Leslie Massicotte went abroad with the SIT program Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding. Her time with SIT was, she says, eye-opening. “My experience with SIT was the most stimulating academic discussion maybe of my whole college career…

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Earthquakes and Culture

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, academic director for SIT Study Abroad’s Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya program, is a busy scientist. During the academic year, she directs the Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program. Recently, Beth also became a participant in two newly funded National Science Foundation grants and is assessment coordinator…

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