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SIT Study Abroad annually enrolls students from more than 250 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world. We deeply value the partnerships we have developed with public and private colleges and universities, and we work closely with study abroad advisors and faculty at each student’s home institution to foster a seamless study abroad experience.
SIT’s University Relations department serves as the primary liaison to colleges and universities. Based across the country, members of the department regularly visit campuses to attend study abroad fairs; meet with students, administrators, and faculty; and conduct information, pre-departure, and reentry sessions. Your university relations manager is also your primary resource for questions about the admissions and enrollment process or concerns regarding health and safety during the program.
Your university relations manager will strive to keep you updated about new program development, details or changes in program curriculum or itinerary, and interesting opportunities for your students and alumni. We also encourage you to read the monthly newsletter, watch for great stories on the SIT blog and Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for advising resources.
SIT’s Partnership Council is a volunteer advisory body comprising 15 deans and directors working in study abroad from a diverse range of colleges and universities. The council helps SIT Study Abroad strengthen its relationships within the field of international studies, particularly when SIT is contemplating or launching new projects and initiatives. Council members provide vital perspectives and expertise on the design, delivery, and assessment of SIT’s field-based programs and the integration of SIT coursework into undergraduate curricula.
The council meets biannually and continues its work electronically throughout the rest of the year. Service terms are for three years.
The University Relations department and SIT Study Abroad are dedicated to taking an active role in the international education community. Members of the University Relations team regularly attend conferences such as NAFSA (both at the national and regional levels), Forum on Education Abroad, and the CIEE annual conference. Our staff also dedicates their time and expertise to various committees in the field.
If you plan to attend any of the conferences listed above, we welcome you to reach out to Marianne Jorgensen, director of University Relations, to set up meetings with relevant staff or faculty who will be in attendance.