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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A new look at African migration

SIT Study Abroad-Morehouse partnership takes a global view of new African diasporas In spring 2017, SIT Study Abroad offers a globe-spanning new program: New African Diasporas. The “old” diasporas of Africa were driven by slavery and colonialism, the new ones by economic opportunity and, sometimes, escaping war, explains Mansa Bilal…

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SIT alumnae join forces to help Ugandan children

Kate Condon Two former SIT Study Abroad students found each other while working to break down barriers for people with disabilities. Jennifer Allen, who studied on SIT’s Comparative Education and Social Change program in Chile and Argentina in 2010, and Kate Condon, who studied on the SIT program Ecuador: Development,…

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Grant expands journalism opportunities

SIT partner Round Earth Media wins prestigious MacArthur grant The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named SIT Study Abroad partner Round Earth Media as one of 12 journalism nonprofits to receive major unrestricted operating support. Round Earth Media partners with SIT Study Abroad on groundbreaking journalism programs…

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