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Critical Global Issues

SIT Study Abroad 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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Programs on Every Continent

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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.

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Cátia Magro, PhD
Academic Director, PORTUGAL: Sustainability and Environmental Justice • Academic Director, ICELAND: Renewable Energy, Technology & Resource Economics (Summer 2)
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Nicolas Stahelin, EdD
Program Director, IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics
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Andolalao Rakotoarison, PhD
Academic Director, MADAGASCAR: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
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Fetaomi Tapu-Qiliho, PhD
Academic Director, SAMOA: Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
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Alex Alvarez, PhD
Academic Director, PERU: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization • Academic Director, Peru, IHP Climate Change: The Politics of Land, Water, and Energy Justice
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Oliver Nyakunga, PhD
Academic Director, TANZANIA: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
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Duong Van Thanh, EdD
Academic Director, VIETNAM: Culture, Social Change, and Development • Academic Director, VIETNAM: Traditional Medicine and Community Health
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Featured Published Student Works

“A comparative analysis of migrant health policies and practices in the U.S. and Switzerland”

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Spring 2022: Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

“The Ultra Periphery of a Periphery Country: The strategic policy towards lithium in Jujuy: The objectives, the instruments, and the challenges”

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Spring 2022: Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

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