Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our winners! We received great shots from current students and alumni all over the world, prompting some tough decisions. With thanks to all who sent entries, we present the winners of SIT’s 2017 Photo Contest. Category: Popular Vote “Recognize your ‘implicit bias’ on me!” Winner: Nang K…

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Bringing her best game – to SIT and beyond

Alumna Shannon Simrell works for democracy and human rights in Europe and Asia During a junior year abroad from the University of Scranton, a new world of possibilities came into focus for Shannon Simrell. “Study abroad helped me see there was a world beyond my own that was accessible, a…

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2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our winners! We received great shots from current students and alumni all over the world, prompting some tough decisions. With thanks to all who sent entries, we present the winners of SIT’s 2017 Photo Contest.  Category: Popular Vote One of the many magnificent temples in Shangri-La Winner:…

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New course will focus on Bernie Sanders and the political revolution

A policy advocacy course at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont will have an added focus this fall:  the “political revolution” ignited by the presidential primary campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the massive grassroots organizing that has erupted following the election of Donald Trump.  “Many consider these developments to…

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Fadia Najib Thabet receives International Women of Courage Award

Fadia Najib Thabet recognized for her work to protect children from Al Qaeda and Houthi militias in Yemen On March 29, 2017, Fadia Najib Thabet sat on a stage at the US State Department alongside 12 other women. Each of the 13 women came from a different country. They worked…

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Preserving Revolutionary History

Alumna Rebecca Cooley won a Fulbright fellowship to continue work she began with SIT Nicaragua Rebecca Cooley BA in international relations and political science, Tufts University, 2016 Alumna, SIT Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media, 2015 While studying with SIT, Rebecca Cooley learned about an archive of almost 7,000 cassette…

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Open house is a great way to share the SIT experience

By Stephanie Brown In early June, I took students in my Hampshire College TESOL certificate program to the SIT Graduate Institute open house in Brattleboro. Our goal was to learn about different professional development and academic opportunities within the field of TESOL, but once on campus it became apparent that…

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Global partnerships, global learning

Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi and others bring their experiences to SIT’s CONTACT program photo courtesy of Kristopher Radder/ Brattleboro Reformer Among the students in this year’s CONTACT program at SIT, you’ll find Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi. He’s participating in part thanks to a longtime collaboration between Guilford, Vermont’s Community Church and the…

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Making Discoveries

SIT students spot new species in Ecuador’s cloud forest Read a St. Michael’s College story about Mindee Goodrum A lot of people study abroad. Very few turn up a new species while they’re at it. Study with SIT in Ecuador, however, and the odds go up: Three students in the…

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Kathryn Inskeep joins SIT as associate dean

Kathryn Inskeep has joined the School for International Training (SIT) as Associate Dean of Assessment and Learning Support.  Kathryn comes to SIT from Kean University in New Jersey, where she was director of the Writing Center and an English Department instructor. She holds a PhD and an MA in English from…

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