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Visit a Program

SIT invites education abroad professionals, academic advisors, faculty members, and student affairs staff from universities and colleges throughout the U.S. to visit an SIT program to acquire firsthand knowledge of SIT’s field-based academic programs. Group site visits take place annually and accommodate 10–15 participants. We also offer Individual site visits to best maximize your exposure to a program and meet your specific objectives.

Group Site Visits and Open Houses
We design group site visits and open houses to help university study abroad staff and faculty learn more about SIT’s field-based, experiential study abroad programs and 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 local communities and culture.

Please note that there is a participation fee for week-long site visits. This ranges from $400 for shorter visits to $1,000 for longer visits. Most visits will incur a fee of $750. The fee includes single accommodations, all program activities, and most meals and local transportation.

Site visit participants are responsible for all international air travel, visa and immunization expenses, and a few meals during the week. SIT covers most in-country expenses. If your institution prefers to cover all costs associated with group site visits, we can invoice you for hotels, meals, activities, and related costs.

2023-2024 Group Site Visits

Rabat, Morocco
October 16-20, 2023
Application and expression of interest due Sept. 15, 2023
Site visit fee will be $750

This site visit is designed especially for new international education professionals. Participants will explore the foundations of an SIT program through program lectures, partner visits, and excursions. 

Apia, Samoa
March 9-15, 2024
Application and expression of interest due Nov. 15, 2023
Site visit fee will be $750

Explore a non-traditional location for academically rigorous, culturally immersive learning. Site visitors will meet SIT’s Samoa program staff and key lecturers, join students for discussions on climate issues in the South Pacific, visit local partners, and meet homestay families.

Please note, exact program dates might shift to accommodate best flight arrangements.

Arusha and Zanzibar, Tanzania
April 14-19, 2024 
Application and expression of interest due Nov. 15, 2023
Site visit fee will be $750

Join two programs during the Independent Study Period to understand SIT approaches to science and social science student research..

Please note, exact program dates might shift to accommodate best flight arrangements.

Application Process
To be considered for one of these site visits, please submit a brief letter of interest answering the following questions. It would also be helpful to know of your experience in the region (if any).

  • How do the themes of the SIT program relate to your institution’s curriculum?
  • What is your position or departmental/institutional affiliation, and what are your objectives in visiting the program(s)? Does your institution already send students to this/these programs?
  • How would you anticipate sharing what you learn on this visit when you return to your college or university?

Please address your inquiry or letter of interest to Karen Kray at [email protected] or by phone at 802.258-3269.

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 advance notification.

For more information on individual site visit opportunities, please contact Laura Sweet by email at [email protected].