Career Impact

Where are they now?

Every year, a diversity of students representing different colleges, universities, and majors study abroad with SIT. Many go on to do amazing things. Meet a few of our alumni and learn what they’re now doing.

7th grade English language arts teacher

Alumni Name: Isabel Yalouris

SIT Program: Samoa: Pacific Island Studies

Undergraduate Major: English; Adolescent Education

Graduated From: Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; Pace University, New York, NY

Current position and Affiliation: 7th grade English language arts teacher

Job Location: New York City

Executive Director (US)

Alumni Name: Amanda Brown

SIT Program: IHP/Comparative: Human Rights

Undergraduate Major: Peace and Conflict Studies

Graduated From: Colgate University (BA)

Current position and Affiliation: USA Executive Director, Children and Youth First

Job Location: Morristown, NJ, and Kathmandu, Nepal

Program and Curriculum Developer

Alumni Name: Jordan Ashwood

SIT Program: South Africa: Education and Social Change

Undergraduate Major: Sociology

Graduated From: Harvard College

Current position and Affiliation: Program and Curriculum Developer, EF Education First

Job Location: Boston, MA, and internationally

Structural Engineer

Alumni Name: Steve Peterson

SIT Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Major: Civil Engineering

Graduated From: Rice University

Current position and Affiliation: Structural Engineer, CB&I

Job Location: Plainfield, IL

Fulbright Scholar

Alumni Name: Jacob Eichengreen

SIT Program: Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

Undergraduate Major: College of Social Studies (an interdisciplinary history,government, economics, and social theory program)

Graduated From: Wesleyan University

Current position and Affiliation: Fulbright Student, Fulbright US Student Program

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda, and elsewhere in Uganda

Accounting Intern, Entrepreneur

Alumni Name: Shane Evans

SIT Program: Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies

Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Graduated From: Colorado State University (anticipated graduation, May 2016)

Current position and Affiliation: Accounting Intern, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Job Location: Ramallah, Palestine

When Shane returned home from his SIT program in Jordan, he started Bedouin Coffee, a small business inspired by his time abroad.

New York City Urban Fellow

Alumni Name: Rebecca Darin Goldberg

SIT Program: Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

Undergraduate Major: Public Health and American Studies

Graduated From: Tufts University

Current position and Affiliation: New York City Urban Fellow, City of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Job Location: New York, NY

Process Architect

Alumni Name: George Le

SIT Program: China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Graduated From: Yale University

Current position and Affiliation: Process Architect, Oscar Health

Job Location: New York, NY