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2017 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award Winners

SIT is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award, Maya Sutton-Smith, of Connecticut College, and Lani Cupo, of Occidental College. Their Independent Study Projects, completed as part of their SIT Study Abroad programs, were chosen from over 2,000 projects. Both receive $150 and are nominated for the Forum on Education Abroad’s 2017 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad (winners announced in November). 

It Feels Like Home

From the Experiment to Study Abroad and the Graduate Institute, Jack Haskell has found his passion at SIT

2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our winners! We received great shots from current students and alumni all over the world, prompting some tough decisions. With thanks to all who sent entries, we present the winners of SIT’s 2017 Photo Contest. 

Making Discoveries

SIT students spot new species in Ecuador’s cloud forest

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."

Preserving Revolutionary History

Alumna Rebecca Cooley won a Fulbright fellowship to continue work she began with SIT Nicaragua

Eli LaBan is named 2017 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

Eli uses technology to save culture and language

Q and A: Jonathan Walz, Academic Director

Q&A: Jonathan Walz, Academic Director

Sophia Howlett named President of School for International Training

School for International Training, which includes SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad, announces the appointment of international educator Dr. Sophia Howlett as President.

India: Public Health alumnae Elizabeth Curtis and Jess Wiken receive Fulbright Fellowships

Students in SIT Study Abroad program India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community often do in-depth health research, and two of the program’s alumnae recently received Fulbright fellowships to continue the work they began in India.

Join us at the Lewy Global Education Technology Forum @ SIT

On April 25, the School for International Training in Vermont hosts the Lewy Global Education Technology Forum at SIT. We’ll explore ways to harness technology without sacrificing experiential learning

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. 

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:

SIT stands up for diversity

SIT President Donald Steinberg is among 29 Vermont higher education, business, and political leaders who have signed a statement reiterating Vermont’s values of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

Andrea Savage returns to Bhutan as 2016 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow

A Psychology Major Abroad

Reflections from an alum of the Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change program

SIT Study Abroad offers journalism in story-rich South Africa

SIT Study Abroad has introduced a powerful new journalism track in South Africa in collaboration with the Peabody Award-winning Round Earth Media and South Africa’s Times Media Group

Grant expands journalism opportunities

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 in Morocco and the Balkans. These programs are Field Studies in Journalism and New Media and Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans.

Meet new Alumni Engagement Director Carla Lineback

Carla Lineback, World Learning/SIT’s new Director of Alumni Engagement, has a remarkable connection to the organization: “I grew up on this campus. My connection with the organization – it’s part of my family. It’s in my blood.”

A new look at African migration

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 King, Morehouse College professor and faculty member for the new program

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.

Challenging our comfort zones

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 abroad has taken on increasing urgency as our own campuses and society grapple with understanding difference and inclusion. The recent shootings in Orlando bring this complexity into painful focus. How can we best respond?

SIT alumnae join forces to help Ugandan children

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, Politics, and Languages in fall 2009, connected through their mutual interest in forming a program for people with intellectual disabilities in Uganda.

SIT stands #WithRefugees

After students in SIT’s Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action program visited United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, SIT Study Abroad has joined the UNHCR and an impressive list of organizations and institutions of higher learning in endorsing a global movement called #WithRefugees.

SIT Alumna Kim Foote

SIT’s “living classrooms” made all the difference for writer Kim Foote.

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