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Visit an SIT Program
SIT invites education abroad professionals, academic advisors, faculty members, and student affairs staff from universities and colleges throughout the US to visit an SIT program to acquire firsthand knowledge of SIT’s field-based academic programs. Group site visits occur annually and generally accommodate 12–15 participants. Individual site visits are scheduled to best maximize your exposure to the program and meet your specific objectives.
Group site visits are designed to help university study abroad staff and faculty learn more about SIT’s field-based, experiential study abroad programs and to better understand how they can be integrated into the curriculum of your institution. Participants will have opportunities to meet SIT academic directors and affiliated faculty, observe classes and fieldwork assignments, interact with students and homestay families, and learn more about the Independent Study Project. SIT group program site visits enable visitors to actively engage with program topics and the local culture.
Please note, there is typically a $500 participation fee for weeklong site visits; shorter visits will have a reduced fee. The fee includes single accommodations, all program activities, and most meals and local transportation.
Site visit participants are generally responsible for all international air travel, visa and immunization expenses, and a few meals during the week. SIT covers most in-country expenses. If your institution prefers to cover all costs associated with group site visits, we can invoice you for hotels, meals, activities, and related costs.
2018 Program Site Visits
Kisumu, Kenya, and Kampala, Uganda
March 4–10, 2018
A group site visit to the programs Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights and Uganda: Development Studies to explore SIT’s approach to internships. We will explore how students’ work experience will link to each program’s broader focus on a critical global issue and its overall theme. Career services and internship coordinators are especially invited to participate in this visit.
Application due November 1, 2017
Delhi and Ahmedabad, India
March 11–17, 2018
A group site visit to the programs IHP: Social Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Design, and Development and IHP: Rethinking Food Security: Agriculture, People, and Politics to explore SIT's academic, experiential, and pedagogical approach to IHP programs.
Application due November 1, 2017
To be considered for one of these site visits, please submit a letter of interest answering the following questions. It would also be helpful to know of your experience in the region (if any).
- How do the themes of the SIT program relate to your institution’s curriculum?
- What is your position or departmental/institutional affiliation, and what are your objectives in visiting the program(s)?
- How would you anticipate sharing the results of this visit upon your return to your college or university?
Address letters and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888 272-7881.
To best serve the objectives of both the visitor and SIT Study Abroad program staff, we request information in advance from prospective visitors; please download our SIT Study Abroad Site Visit application, complete it, and return it to us as promptly as possible. We prefer one to two months of advance notice, but we may be able to accommodate short visits with less notification.
For more information on individual site visit opportunities, please contact our assistant director of University Relations, Karen Kray, by email at email@example.com or by phone (toll-free) at 888 272-7881.