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Information Sessions

Please click the expandable menu items below to register for webinars, pre-departure orientations, and virtual open houses. You can also access previous webinars through the “Recorded Webinars” menu item.

Pre-departure Orientation Sessions

Identity Abroad
May 1, 2024 | 4:30 – 6:00pm ET | Register here
May 28, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:30pm ET | Register here
Hosted by Melissa Phineus

As you prepare to study abroad, consider aspects of your identity. Studying away is an opportunity to engage with different cultures and people from other countries, but how do you fit in? Join the identity abroad session where staff and alumni will create space for conversations around identity abroad. Topics related to race/ethnicity, religion, LGBTQA+, gender, and more will be explored. And remember, even if you do not hold some identities and cannot relate, being part of the conversation can help you become a supportive ally and friend to your peers on the program.

SIT Study Abroad- Parents & Families Predeparture Orientation
May 8, 2024 | 6:00 – 7:00pm ET | Register here
Hosted by Sarah Wiggins

Join SIT Study Abroad Staff for a pre-departure orientation that is specifically designed for parents and families of students preparing to go abroad this Summer and Fall. Topics to be discussed are SIT’s history and educational approach, health and safety protocols, medical insurance coverage, risk management methodology and more! Through this session, parents and families will gain confidence in their ability to support their student throughout their study abroad journey.

Mental Health & Resilience Abroad
May 9, 2024 | 12:00 – 2:00pm ET | Register here
May 14, 2024 | 1:00 – 3:00pm ET | Register here
Hosted by Courtney Bauman

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity to explore new places, food, cultures, language, and meet new people. While living and learning outside of one’s cultural context and comfort zone is often an incredibly impactful experience, it can also involve different stressors and challenging adjustments. The unknown is hard to prepare ourselves for and techniques we use to maintain well-being while at home might not be available abroad. In this two-hour workshop, we will engage in activities and discuss insights into some of the skills and practices that have been scientifically linked to cultivating well-being and resilience. We will identify barriers to well-being, share what techniques can be practiced to proactively support mental health, and learn how to develop a personal study abroad well-being plan. Finally, we will hear from a panel of alumni about what worked well for them in supporting their mental health while on their SIT program.

Student Health, Safety and Wellbeing Summer 2024 Pre Departure Orientation
May 15, 2024 | 2:30 – 4:00pm ET | Register here
June 4, 2024 | 11:00am – 12:30pm ET | Register here
Hosted by Emilie Shaver

Studying abroad is an incredible journey to learning more about other cultures and parts of the world – but also, in learning more about yourself. During this hour and a half session, we will talk about important topics to think about prior to heading out on your new adventure such as your identities in this new cultural context and behavioral expectations as a SIT student. We will also discuss important medical and mental health resources available to you while abroad through your SIT provided insurance. Please join us for this informative session help you not only prepare for what may come while abroad – but to empower you to think about your role in your safety and health in this new culture and the resources available to you along the way.

Webinars for Parents

Please view the recorded webinar for parents and families HERE
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Virtual Open Houses

There are currently no upcoming open houses scheduled. Please check back for future sessions.

Admissions Webinars

There are currently no upcoming webinars scheduled. Please check back for future sessions.

SIT Critical Conversations Webinar Series

These webinars are designed to inspire community-wide dialogue on global, interdisciplinary topics within SIT’s Critical Global Issues framework. The sessions help prospective students experience an SIT program, navigate the admissions process, and hear from distinguished SIT alumni, while virtual open houses give participants a glimpse into SIT locations from Samoa to India.