Commencement 2017

On Saturday, May 27, graduate students from eight countries received master’s degrees during commencement ceremonies at SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. Blue skies, green hills, and the flags of those countries provided a bright backdrop as faculty and students took their places to the sounds of African percussion. SIT…

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My SIT Semester Abroad Changed My Life

My PhD fieldwork was all about adapting to difficult situations and working with people to overcome challenges. Although it was nine years before I started doctoral work, my SIT semester was priceless. How my SIT semester abroad changed my life By Ed Bourque Alumnus, SIT Tanzania 1995 I participated in…

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SIT Professor promotes Syrian-Turkish coexistence

SIT Professor Tatsushi Arai led a peacebuilding workshop for 35 psychosocial and humanitarian support professionals from Syria and Turkey who gathered at the Social Sciences University of Ankara (SSUA) May 12-14. The workshop was co-sponsored by SSUA and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations-affiliated agency. Professor Arai’s…

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Solar panels to be installed on SIT campus

Read the story in the Brattleboro Reformer The School for International Training has received a $100,000 grant from Windham Regional Commission to install a campus-based solar energy system that will also pioneer new research, strengthen community ties, and enhance curriculum at SIT Graduate Institute. “The solar panel project is part…

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SIT Graduate Institute offers focus on immigrants, refugees

As the number of displaced persons reaches 65 million, a growing number of SIT Graduate Institute students have become interested in serving this growing population as they pursue master’s degrees in education, peacebuilding, sustainable development, or management. Building on SIT and World Learning’s 35-year commitment to working with refugees in…

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Visitors get a taste of SIT’s diversity

Open House attendees in Vermont got a taste of campus diversity last month with an international tea expo. At six locations across campus, staff members, a professor, and a student shared tea from their home countries. Visitors started the tour by sampling tea from India and learning a little about…

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A Good Read

This year, SIT Graduate Institute students David Boutte and Charlotte Herz  paired up with Brattleboro’s Winston-Prouty Early Learning Center for work study. They’ve done so as part of the federal America Reads program, which has, for 20 years, put work-study students in schools, childcare centers, museums, and other organizations to…

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Lewy Global Education Technology Forum

World Learning CEO Donald Steinberg’s Opening Remarks The School for International Training hosted the Lewy Global Education Technology Forum on the Vermont campus April 25-26. More than 200 people participated in the event, which explored how schools and other educational programs can use technology to improve inclusion, collaboration, administration, and…

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SIT Faculty Connect with Staff from Foreign Embassies

In order to build new connections and share expertise, School for International Training faculty and students met with representatives of foreign embassies on April 14. Faculty members included academic director of SIT’s Washington, DC Center Deborah Robinson; peacebuilding and conflict transformation professors Bruce W. Dayton, Tatsushi Arai, John Ungerleider; and…

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Eli LaBan is named 2017 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

SIT Study Abroad alumnus will use media to preserve indigenous language in Nicaragua.   Eli’s project wins a College Emmy award The School for International Training has named SIT Study Abroad alumnus Eli LaBan as the next Alice Rowan Swanson fellow. LaBan will return to Nicaragua to digitize a disappearing…

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