I returned from Bolivia for my senior year feeling empowered and knowledgeable, and with a sense of obligation that I can’t just sit around. Then and now, I know that I must continue learning, questioning, contributing, experiencing, and engaging.

Aliza Grossberg, George Washington University, Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Stay Connected and Engaged! Tap into the Resources of SIT and World Learning.

Welcome back! The transition to life at home can be full of exciting possibilities. This toolkit includes resources to smooth your transition and help you integrate your study-abroad experience into your academic and professional life. 

Studying abroad as an undergraduate student with SIT is just the beginning of lifelong engagement with a global network of contacts, resources, and opportunities — SIT alumni join a worldwide community of students and participants from the entire family of World Learning programs, which includes SIT Graduate Institute, The Experiment in International Living, and World Learning international development and exchange programs.

SIT and World Learning alumni are engendering change worldwide — in fields that include sustainable development, international education, TESOL, conflict transformation, public policy, advocacy, food security, and social justice, among many other areas. We strongly encourage our alumni to stay connected and engaged with the entire World Learning community.

VietnamFellowship Funding

  • Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship. Fellows return to the country where they studied to pursue development projects that benefit human rights in that region. Applications are accepted twice annually, with deadlines on March 1 and October 1.
  • Advancing Leaders Fellowship. Recipients receive $10,000, comprehensive training in social innovation and leadership, and a support network of mentors and peers to implement an original social innovation project.

Advising and Mentorship Opportunities

  • SIT Study Abroad Alumni Mentors. Mentors contribute to the success of current and future SIT students by sharing information about their programs via phone or email. Contact at any time about this volunteer opportunity.
  • SIT Study Abroad/IHP Trustees’ Fellow. Fellows serve as group leaders and traveling facilitators on IHP/Comparative programs. Learn more.
  • SIT Graduate Institute. Master’s degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, international education, sustainable development, and TESOL. Visit us online or call 800 336-1616.
  • Experiment Group LeadersThe Experiment in International Living. Spend a summer abroad as a group leader with World Learning’s high school summer abroad program. Visit The Experiment online or call 800 345-2929.
  • Global Reciprocity Fund. Learn how you can continue to collaborate with your academic directors and local program staff by proposing a project through this fund.

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