When the teacher becomes a student in their own classroom

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Anyone who has taught in a classroom can grasp the significance of having an expert observe their classes.

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SIT reimagines sustainable development with revamped degree

Prompted by growing economic disparity and environmental destruction and the lack of visibility of existing alternatives, the School for International Training (SIT) is introducing a revamped Master of Arts in Sustainable Development. The reimagined degree will focus on transformative and imaginative solutions from around the world to systemic problems. During…

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SIT responds to migration crisis

Responding to a growing need for leaders in the field of humanitarian aid, School for International Training will launch a one-year Master of Arts degree in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management in fall 2019. Students on this SIT Graduate Institute program will take classes and complete their practicums in Jordan…

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Ready for Liftoff: The “launch phase” of SIT’s multi-country IHP programs

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A small group of students sat beneath the trees in Zuccotti Park, the spot where Occupy Wall Street activists set up camp in 2011 to decry economic inequality. There are food carts all around, sidewalks swarming, and the park is an island of shady tranquility amid the bustle. The 31…

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

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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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Into the woods: Two alumnae receive funding for research in Ecuador’s forests

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Two alumnae of SIT’s Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program received grants to continue research on a newly discovered tree species. The species, Magnolia vargasiana — a large, neotropical magnolia — was found in Ecuador’s Eastern Cloud Forest. The new species is the latest in a series of such discoveries by…

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Philosophy into Action: Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley’s professional journey begins with SIT

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For SIT Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley, a semester abroad became a chance to develop professionally in the competitive world of global economics. Sarah studied with SIT’s Banking, Finance and Social Responsibility program in spring 2017, then stayed in Geneva, where she had landed a six-month position as an analyst for…

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The 100-Year View: Nicholas Porter wants to help transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Nicholas Porter is an Episcopal priest, but his perspective is broader than one Christian denomination, or even Christianity as a whole. His chief mission is to aid peace efforts in the region where three of the world’s major religions co-exist. Nick attended the SIT Conflict Transformation program in 2013 and…

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Cameroon alumna returns to welcoming surroundings

SIT alumna Sasha Lansky hiking in Cameroon

As an intern for the U.S. embassy in Cameroon this summer, when Sasha Lansky heard about a particularly interesting part of Yaoundé, the large capital city, she went out to see it. Embassy staff members seemed puzzled by the young intern’s boldness. But Sasha had been to Cameroon in 2012,…

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Alan White: Helping Indonesian communities tackle marine challenges

Long before SIT launched programs in climate change or sustainable development, the institution helped Alan White prepare for a distinguished career in coastal conservation. Serving in the Peace Corps in Ecuador in the 1970s, Alan decided he wanted an international career, so SIT was a logical next step, as it…

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