Information Sessions

Fall 2021 SIT Critical Conversations Webinar Series

SIT is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2021 Critical Conversations Webinar Series beginning in mid-September. Building upon the success of two previous series, these webinars are designed to inspire community-wide dialogue on global, interdisciplinary topics within SIT’s Critical Global Issues framework

The Fall 2021 series includes 19 free webinars over three months. Topics range from Gen Z and DEI in education abroad; critical tools in gender and queer studies; and even soap making and cooking demonstrations. The sessions will help prospective students experience an SIT program, navigate the admissions process, and hear from distinguished SIT alumni, and virtual open houses will give participants a glimpse into SIT locations in Samoa, India, and Ecuador. 

View recorded webinars from our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 series!

Admissions Webinars

Find Your Funding for SIT Study Abroad, SIT Graduate Institute, and Beyond
Tuesday, 9/28 | 3–4 PM ET | Register Here

Studying on an SIT Study Abroad or SIT Graduate Institute program is an experience of a lifetime, but costs can sometimes seem overwhelming at first glance. Start your financial planning early and join us as we discuss SIT and external funding and scholarship opportunities. We will also cover post-graduate awards for continued research and fellowships, such as the Fulbright Program, SIT’s Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, and more.

Presenters: Diane Robinson (she/her), Andrea Asai (she/her)

Identity and Navigating Study Abroad
Wednesday, 10/6 | 3–4 PM ET | Register Here

The facets of your identity-such as race, gender, class, sexuality, and more—inform how you view the world. These facets will also come into play during your time abroad. During this session, presenters will discuss important considerations and questions regarding identity and study abroad. This session will be a collaboration between Vanessa Doyle and Ian Hefele in SIT Admissions and Kory Saunders, assistant director for strategic marketing, diversity, and inclusion at North Carolina State University.

Presenters: Vanessa Doyle (she/her), Ian Hefele (he/him), Kory Saunders (she/her)

Alumni Perspectives on the SIT Study Abroad Experience
Thursday, 10/21 | 4–5 PM ET | Register Here

Recent SIT alumni will talk about their experiences navigating study abroad during the pandemic, social identity, culture shock, program components, budgeting, homestays and lodging, and more. Alumni featured in this presentation studied abroad with SIT over the past year and were students on our virtual programs. This is an open discussion that can take any direction. Bring your questions!

Presenters: Zachary Coeman (he/him), Alumni