Learning a language through CONTACT

A conversation with Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin By James Heflin As a resident of Sudan, Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin has been close to conflict. In Khartoum, Alamin teaches soil science and watershed management at Sudan University for Science and Technology. Outside of that work, however, she is part of a…

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Stephen and Nita Lowey launch scholarship fund to support SIT Graduate students

A $500,000 gift from longtime institutional supporters Stephen and Nita Lowey will make it financially possible for more students to participate in SIT Graduate Institute programs starting this fall. Stephen Lowey is a chair emeritus trustee of World Learning and Nita Lowey is a member of Congress from New York….

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SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order: School for International Training (SIT) is working to ensure the continued security of our students and staff, including our graduate students in Vermont and Washington, DC, and…

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Two workshops train faculty and staff on expanding the inclusiveness of their programs.

Diversity and inclusion were the focus of two SIT Study Abroad workshops held in Vietnam and South Africa in January. Coordinated by Dean for Asia and the Pacific Brian Hammer; Dean for Africa, South of the Sahara, Daniel Lumonya; Dean for International Honors Programs (IHP) David Shallenberger; and Dean of…

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SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order: School for International Training (SIT) is working to ensure the continued security of our students and staff, including our graduate students in Vermont and Washington, DC, and…

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Five refugee scholars among new group of SIT graduate students

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – It’s a crisp, snowy day on SIT Graduate Institute’s flagship campus. White hills provide the backdrop outside the Lowey International Center, where 21 new students are starting their master’s degree programs in the spring 2017 semester. This year, SIT returned to offering spring semester start dates for…

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SIT names two outstanding Independent Study Projects

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award. These two students were chosen from a very competitive pool of 25 nominations drawn from more than 2,000 Independent Study Projects (ISP) completed over the past three semesters. Both will be nominated for the…

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2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

Andrea Savage returns to Bhutan as 2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow SIT Study Abroad alumna will teach a water harvesting workshop World Learning and the School for International Training have named Andrea Savage as this year’s Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow. Savage, of Denver, Colo., is a fall 2011 alumna of SIT…

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A Psychology Major Abroad

Olivia Legan, Kenyon College When I initially chose to go abroad with SIT on their program Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change in Bolivia, I accepted that I would be putting my psychology major “on hold” in order to improve my Spanish and live in South America. In hindsight, this anticipated…

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Challenging our comfort zones

The importance – and challenges – of getting students out of their comfort zones By M. Priscilla Stone The challenge for international educators has never been more difficult or more important. Our commitment to introducing our students to the very different worldviews, beliefs and behaviors they will encounter while studying…

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