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Breaking the Pattern: A conversation with refugee scholar Kenneth Mukonyezi

Kenneth Mukonyezi

After the completion of courses, SIT students end up all over the world for the practicum phase of their degrees, working and researching in their fields. During Capstone Seminar week, those students gather in Vermont to present that research and mark the end point of their studies. This week, Kenneth…

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Grateful beyond words: How SIT students give back

During the month of December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs, along with inclusion, experiential education, engaged learning, community, social justice, and sustainability. Each week, we’ll highlight stories and posts from the past year about the ways students give back through…

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Homestay experience was invaluable for SIT Morocco alumna

by Anna Bongardino I could hear the rhythmic chant of the afternoon adhan — the Islamic call to worship — ring out from the tinny rooftop speakers of nearby mosques from my second story bedroom in the city center of Rabat, Morocco. After the call to prayer subsided, a Moroccan…

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IHP staff co-author piece on diversity and learning communities

Readers of the fall 2018 issue of Global Impact Exchange, the publication of Diversity Abroad, will find in its pages a co-authored work by several SIT International Honors Program (IHP) staff. In “Humanizing High Impact Practices: Leveraging Learning Communities,” Joseph Lanning, program Director of IHP: Rethinking Food Security; Sherrilynn Colby-Bottel,…

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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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SIT alumna publishes book on illegal wildlife trade

Woman looks at chameleon perched on her hand

Poached takes readers across a dozen countries, introducing them to the people who engage in illegal wildlife trade — a multi-billion-dollar contraband industry, ranked just behind drug trade, arms dealing, and human trafficking — as well as to those fighting to stop the killing and trafficking of animals.

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New book documents benefits of study abroad

Dr. Alvino E. Fantini, professor emeritus at SIT Graduate Institute, has published an important work related to educational exchange and study abroad. Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective (Routledge, 2018) includes two research projects that explore the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), its development during intercultural…

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G is for giving back: SIT students author books for children in Bolivia

Display of several children's books

Ten years ago, children in Bolivia didn’t have many options if they wanted to read about their own country or cultural heritage.

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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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SIT expands 2019 portfolio with new programs in Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Latin America

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – School for International Training welcomes undergraduates back to class this fall with 84 fascinating study abroad opportunities for 2019 that span all seven continents. On six new SIT Study Abroad programs in 2019, students can explore the last pristine region of the world in Antarctica; see the…

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