Campus Advisors and Faculty

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Campus Advisors and Faculty

Campus Advisors and Faculty

Student in IndiaSIT 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.

Partnership Council members for the 2015–2016 academic year

  • Rebecca Bergren, Dean for Global Initiatives and Director of the Center for Global Education, Gettysburg College
  • Dr. Inger Bull, Director of International Programs, Colorado College
  • Cloud Baffour, Study Abroad Program Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Theresa E. Cann, Assistant Dean and Director of International Education, Bryn Mawr College
  • Robin Craggs, Executive Director of the International Programs Office, Occidental College
  • Dr. Nancy Downey, Director of Off Campus Study, Colby College
  • Dan Gold, Director of International Academic Programs, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Dr. Sarah Gouzoules, Associate Dean for International and Summer Programs, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Torian Lee, Director of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Dr. Michael E. Pippenger, Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs and Assistant Vice President of International Education, Columbia University
  • Alicia Stanley, Associate Director of Study Abroad, Northwestern University

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 we are attending an upcoming conference, it will be listed below. If you plan to attend any of the conferences, we welcome you to contact Karen Kray, assistant director of University Relations, to set up meetings with relevant staff or faculty who will be in attendance.

We welcome students from any accredited US or international institution. Over the past five years, we have received students from 462 colleges and universities, including 10 international colleges and universities. Students come from colleges and universities located in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. The states sending the biggest number of students were California, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia.

If you would like more information about your peer institutions, contact your university relations manager.


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