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The Amandla Project: An SIT alum helps students with disabilities intern abroad

Alex Stone in his wheelchair in front of a railing on a high cliff beside the ocean in South Africa with service dog Fraser beside him

Alex Stone went abroad as a Seattle University undergrad, pursuing an internship in South Africa in 2011. It’s a common enough story, but his trip worked a little differently — he had a constant companion, a service dog named Fraser.

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What migrants teach us about ourselves

The entry to Mexico of thousands of Central American migrants is being met with worrisome hate speech and xenophobia that is being heard and read in Mexico and the United States.

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

Father Nicholas Porter smiling on his front porch

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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Current students meet ’08 alumni at Iceland reunion

Rosemary Ostfeld, who went on SIT’s summer program in Iceland in 2008, was decisive when she reached out to her fellow alumni earlier this year: “I’m going back to Iceland this June. Who’s with me?” Five classmates and two of their partners jumped at the idea. All were happy to…

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Changemakers: from Ohio to Armenia with Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh

SIT alumnus and Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh in black and white, displaying his tattooed forearm

For Adam Housh, the road to New England wound through Siberia and Armenia. Now his mission is to set others on a global path. Housh’s journey started in Dayton, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Attending Ohio State University, he knew that he wanted to go into international relations…

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