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SIT programs are developed around a framework of the most critical global issues (CGIs) of the day. Our programs are interdisciplinary and appropriate for a variety of majors. Most programs address two CGIs within specific cultural and geographical contexts or comparatively across several countries and continents.

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Custom and Faculty Led Programs

SIT works with colleges and universities to develop international programs and strategies. We collaborate closely with you to design programs and initiatives that fit with your curriculum, desired learning outcomes, and specific academic goals.

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Expert Faculty

SIT Study Abroad academic and program directors are experts in their fields. Most are based in the country of study and were born, raised, and/or educated there. All have deep local networks and connections with universities, NGOs, and community leaders.

Imraan Buccus, PhD
Academic Director, SOUTH AFRICA: Social and Political Transformation • Academic Director, SOUTH AFRICA: Education and Social Change
Andolalao Rakotoarison, PhD
Academic Director, Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management • Academic Director, Madagascar: French Language for Health Sciences (Intermediate & Advanced)
Fetaomi Tapu-Qiliho, PhD
Academic Director, SAMOA: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
Alex Alvarez, PhD
Academic Director, PERU: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization • Academic Director, PERU: Quechua Language • Academic Director, Peru, IHP: CLIMATE CHANGE: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy
Oliver Nyakunga, PhD
Academic Director, Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology • Academic Director, Tanzania: Swahili Language for Health Sciences (All Levels)
Duong Van Thanh, EdD
Academic Director, VIETNAM: Culture, Social Change, and Development • Academic Director, VIETNAM: Nongovernmental Organization Internship • Academic Director, VIETNAM: Vietnamese Language (All Levels)
Nicolas Stahelin, EdD
Program Director, IHP: CLIMATE CHANGE: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy
Beatriz E. Balanta, PhD
Academic Director, COLOMBIA: Building a Culture of Peace

Featured Published Student Works

“Women in Conservation: A Study of Effective Community-Based Conservation and the Empowerment of Women in Tanzania”

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Spring 2019: Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

“Found in the World: An Autoethnographic Exploration of How Place Influences the Growing Formation of One’s Identity”

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Spring 2020: South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy
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