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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 further 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. Open houses are free to attendees.
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.
An open house is scheduled in Prague, Czech Republic, in advance of the EAIE conference so visitors can learn more about the Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change program. Please contact Marianne Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2014 to RSVP.
A group site visit to Tunis, Tunisia, so visitors can learn about the Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa program. This visit is scheduled prior to the Forum Europe conference in Barcelona.
Application deadline: August 15, 2014
A group site visit to Delhi and Jaipur, India, and the four SIT India programs: India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community; India: National Identity and the Arts; India: Sustainable Development and Social Change; and India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices (summer).
Application deadline: November 1, 2014
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).
Address letters and inquiries to email@example.com 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 director of University Relations, Marianne Jorgensen, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (toll-free) at 888 272-7881.