Visit a Program

SIT invites education abroad professionals, academic advisors, faculty members, and student affairs staff from universities and colleges throughout the US to visit an SIT program to acquire firsthand knowledge of SIT’s field-based academic programs. Group site visits occur annually and generally accommodate 12–15 participants. Individual site visits are scheduled to best maximize your exposure to the program and meet your specific objectives.

Group Site Visits and Open Houses
Group site visits and open houses are designed to help university study abroad staff and faculty learn more about SIT’s field-based, experiential study abroad programs and to better understand how they can be integrated into the curriculum of your institution. Participants have opportunities to meet SIT academic and program directors and affiliated faculty, observe classes and fieldwork assignments, interact with students and homestay families, and learn more about the Independent Study Project, Internships, and other fieldwork. Visitors actively engage with program topics and the local culture.

Please note, there is a participation fee for week-long site visits ranging from $400 for shorter visits to $1,000 for longer visits. Most visits will incur a fee of $650. The fee includes single accommodations, all program activities, and most meals and local transportation.

Individual Program Site Visits
To best serve the objectives of both the visitor and SIT Study Abroad program staff, we request information in advance from prospective visitors. Please complete our online SIT Study Abroad Site Visit Questionnaire and Request Form. We prefer one to two months of advance notice, but we may be able to accommodate short visits with less notification.

For more information on individual site visit opportunities, please contact our University Relations Coordinator, Emma Seidler, by email at or by phone (toll-free) at 888.272-7881.