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Meet SIT and World Learning leaders empowering women around the world

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and efforts to support them. SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute are part of World Learning. World Learning’s global development and exchange programs strengthen leadership, intercultural understanding, and…

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Cameroon alumna: Study abroad is ‘how you grow’

This article first appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s independent student newspaper. It is reprinted here with permission. By Ana Chincoa Chelsea Akyeampong, a junior global studies and political science double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found cultural challenges and lessons in her study abroad trip…

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‘Cross-cultural relationships that will last a lifetime’

This post originally appear on the Rice University website. It is reprinted here with permission. … participating in a study abroad program has allowed me to become more sure of my interests, values and goals, and has shaped me into a more open-minded, globally-aware, and empowered individual.” Shivani Raman Martel…

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A Different Feather: SIT Ecuador alum Jenny Howard studies seabirds

Two Nazca boobies in the Galapagos archipelago.

Isolated locations are appealing to SIT Ecuador alum Jenny Howard, a PhD candidate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Not long ago, she spent months camping with a small research group on an island in the Galapagos archipelago — just over 550 miles from mainland Ecuador — studying a seabird called the Nazca booby.

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

photo of Max Smith

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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