Eligibility

 SIT Full-term Fall, Spring, and Summer Programs

SIT Study Abroad welcomes applications from undergraduate students who:

  • are enrolled and in good academic standing at an accredited college or university.
  • have completed at least one year of college-level coursework at the time of application and preferably two years for IHP/Comparative programs. (Exceptions: only one semester of college coursework is required for full-length summer programs.)
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • meet stated prerequisites for the programs to which they are applying. Prerequisite information is available on program-specific web pages and in the SIT Study Abroad course catalog.

Online Language Courses

  • SIT welcomes applications from all individuals for online language courses. This includes high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and adult learners. A transcript will be provided to students who complete the course for credit. Individuals may take the online language course and request a certificate of completion in lieu of a transcript. All individuals pursuing the three week in-country immersive J-term program must be 18 years of age by the start of the program to enroll in that course.   
  • Please note, high school freshmen and sophomores may be asked for additional materials, or to have a conversation with an SIT staff member prior to enrollment and may be advised to audit the course rather than take it for college credit. All individuals must meet stated prerequisites as indicated on the program page. 
  • Transcripts are required for students enrolling in applied language for health science courses (Chile and Madagascar). If a transcript cannot be provided, an oral language exam will be conducted prior to enrollment.  

Online Thematic Courses

  • Online Thematic courses are open to all undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and good academic standing. All individuals must meet stated prerequisites as indicated on the program page.

January Term (J-Term) Courses

  • January Term (J-Term) courses are open to all undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and good academic standing. All individuals must meet stated prerequisites as indicated on the program page. 
  • All individuals pursuing the three week in-country immersive J-term program must be 18 years of age by the start of the program to enroll in that course.   

Virtual Internships

  • SIT’s virtual internship programs are open to all undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and good academic standing. Graduate students may be able to complete virtual internship programs and should inquire with the SIT admissions office.  

Study Away USA Programs 

  • SIT’s domestic Study Away USA programs are open to all undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and good academic standing. Students must be 18 years prior to the start of the program.

Certificate Programs for Graduate Credit 

  • SIT Certificate Programs for Graduate Credit have two components: the online course in summer or fall, and the field course in January.  
  • The online course can be taken on its own for credit, however both the online course and field study course are required to earn the certificate. 
  • The online portion of the certificate is open to all applicants who meet the certificate requirements. Graduate credit is awarded to rising junior and senior undergraduates and to all graduate students. Individuals may take the online summer or online fall course even if they do not intend to participate in the field course in January.  
  • Graduate certificates are open to professionals who are pursuing the certificate to enhance their credentials. Professionals pursuing the certificate must have completed an undergraduate degree (Associates or Bachelors) and be 18 years of age to attend the field course.  
  • The field course is open to graduates, undergraduates with rising junior or senior standing, and professionals who have completed the online component of the certificate.