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SIT Graduate Institute marks 7th annual Washington, DC, degree ceremony

A student dressed up in for commencement, standing at a podium

August 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Seventeen students from 12 countries received their MA degrees on August 11 in an inspiring ceremony at the National Presbyterian Church that highlighted the importance of global inclusion and social justice. The graduates have all completed SIT’s program in Sustainable Development with a focus…

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How does your garden grow?

SIT went even greener this year with the installation of a solar panel array on its Vermont campus. The project was funded by $100,000 in grants from Windham Regional Commission’s renewable energy grant program enabled by Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund. The solar project, undertaken in partnership with Putney, Vt.-based…

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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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An open society is the foundation of a peaceful world

Following is a statement from School for International Training President Sophia Howlett in response to the June 26, 2018, U.S. Supreme Court Ruling upholding the Trump administration’s ban on visas for people from Muslim-majority and other countries: Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision caps 16 months marked by uncertainty for Muslims…

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SIT President Sophia Howlett on borders and migration

At the end of August, SIT will take a group of our students for the first time to Tucson, Arizona, where they will visit one of the major ports of entry for migrants coming into the United States. They will do so as the first part of a new SIT…

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Fa’aumu Elsea

SIT Samoa: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania, Gilman Scholar Pacific islands have a reputation as being extravagant vacation spots, but living there for an extended period of time reveals a beauty beyond ordinary Western imaginations. Fa’aumu Elsea enrolled for 15 weeks to study in Sāmoa and experience its unique…

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 SIT Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of SIT’s 2018 Photo Contest. Each winner received a $75 Amazon gift card. This year, we received nearly 2,000 submissions, each showcasing the amazing experiences, learning opportunities, and friendships our students find on their SIT programs. It was hard to pick only a…

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CONTACT welcomes global peacebuilders

CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Workshop kicks off in Vermont June 5, 2018 BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – Forty peacemakers from around the world are gathered in southern Vermont to hone their skills at the SIT CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Workshop, June 4-22. The participants come from 12 countries including Rwanda, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal….

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2018 SIT Sandanona Conference is May 7-9

The 2018 Sandanona Conference at School for International Training takes place May 7-9 on the Brattleboro campus. This annual conference is the culmination of the on-campus phase of the MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Patterned after major language conferences, students plan and present a professional…

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SIT launches MA in Climate Change and Global Sustainability

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – Responding to one of the planet’s most pressing issues, School for International Training (SIT) has launched an innovative, globally focused master’s degree that will prepare professionals to work in the fields of climate change policy and advocacy. Starting in fall 2018, SIT’s one-year MA in Climate Change…

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