Reciprocity takes shape in myriad ways

Komabu Pomeyie in wheelchair, holding her award, surrounded by seven people of varying genders, ethnicities, and ages

During December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs. Each week, we’re highlighting stories and posts from the past year about the ways students and staff give back through projects and research on their programs, and alumni who have taken reciprocity beyond their SIT experiences to make it part of their daily lives.

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Best of Both Worlds: My journey to the AIF Clinton Fellowship

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Every summer, my family and I would visit our family members in India, and my mother took these opportunities to teach my brother and I about our culture, meaning visits to historical landmarks and museums. I dreaded these trips because I never connected with my Indian heritage.

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From Peace Corps to diversity scholar, her path started at SIT

Like many alumni, Deniece Dortch found her way to SIT Graduate Institute via the Peace Corps. But instead of expanding her career abroad, as she had originally intended, her SIT experience convinced Deniece that she should sharpen, advance, and use her skills in the United States.

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SIT students go back and give back

Few for Change students and family members

During December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs. Each week, we’re highlighting stories and posts from the past year about the ways students and staff give back through projects and research on their programs, and the alumni who have taken reciprocity…

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‘The world’s in good hands’

Friends, family, faculty, and staff gathered at School for International Training on December 14 to celebrate students’ completion of their master’s degree programs in a ceremony that capped an intense week of final capstone presentations.

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Meet Fadia Thabet: Student, activist, humanitarian

This interview was originally published on Dec. 6, 2018, by the Nobel Women’s Initiative as part of their initiative16 Days of Activism 2018. The post is reprinted here with permission. Photo courtesy of Fadia Thabet. Yemeni women take a lot of bullets from men. They take on a lot of responsibilities and…

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Breaking the Pattern: A conversation with refugee scholar Kenneth Mukonyezi

Kenneth Mukonyezi

“I realized that the hardships I faced as a child were the same challenges my parents faced,” he says. “And those were the same challenges my child was likely to face unless we broke the pattern.”

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Grateful beyond words: How SIT students give back

During the month of December, we’re focusing on reciprocity — one of the core values shared by all SIT programs, along with inclusion, experiential education, engaged learning, community, social justice, and sustainability. Each week, we’ll highlight stories and posts from the past year about the ways students give back through…

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Alumna Abby Yates says South Africa continues to resonate in her life back home

Abby Yates, a senior from the University of Minnesota, shares her thoughts about the SIT summer internship program South Africa: Social Justice and Activism and its lasting effect. It’s been over a month since I touched down back in the U.S., and I’ve reflected on my experience in Cape Town…

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SIT reciprocity: Two SIT India students help project to bring solar power to villages

Boy with a book, overlaid with a search text box with the words "Let's search for a brighter tomorrow" and below that the URL thesolarvillage.org

Meaghan McElroy (Ithaca College) and Aedan Raleigh (Siena College), current students on SIT’s India: Sustainable Development and Social Change program, are both doing internships with Auroville Consulting’s Solar Village Search Engine project.

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