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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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Tunisia program showcases democracy in the making

A white building in Sidi Bou Said, with the ocean behind it

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

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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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Q and A: Jonathan Walz, Academic Director

Jonathan “Richard” Walz became academic director of SIT Tanzania-Zanzibar last fall. We recently caught up with him to find out more about his work and program. What drew you to the job of academic director? The opportunity to work with students in Tanzania drew me to this job. I am…

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SIT alumnae join forces to help Ugandan children

Kate Condon Two former SIT Study Abroad students found each other while working to break down barriers for people with disabilities. Jennifer Allen, who studied on SIT’s Comparative Education and Social Change program in Chile and Argentina in 2010, and Kate Condon, who studied on the SIT program Ecuador: Development,…

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SIT Alumna Kim Foote

Ghana sojourn led to a Fulbright and a writing career SIT’s “living classrooms” made all the difference for writer Kim Foote. Kim Foote has written a memoir and a novel, won a Fulbright grant, and pursued two career paths. It all started with an SIT Study Abroad program in Ghana….

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