Innovation Labs Workshop Held in Jordan
In preparation for the 2015 launch of our Summer Innovation Labs, SIT hosted a workshop in Amman, Jordan, which brought together SIT's vice provost, academic deans, and the academic directors who will lead the labs.
The focus of the workshop was on the labs' collaborative structure and student engagement with local innovations. A highlight of the workshop was a visit to the Baqa'a camp for Palestinian refugees. Participants explored one of the possibilities for student collaborative projects — innovative ideas around water catchment, provision, and conservation.
Over the next few months, we'll be highlighting different aspects of the labs. Watch this newsletter for more stories on the curriculum, pedagogy, and ideas for innovative field projects.
This year, SIT will award nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students.
SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and encourages all students to apply for our need-based scholarships.
We offer a broad range of scholarships and grants, including our award-winning Pell Grant Match program. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
We thank our generous benefactors for their support, including the Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation. With their support, we are introducing a new scholarship for 2015 that will be awarded to students with demonstrable need enrolling in a semester program in Latin America and proposing an Independent Study Project topic that corresponds to the foundation's priority areas.
Read more about the Bergstrom Scholarship, and our scholarship application process.
Dalai Lama Holds Private Audience for SIT Students
Students studying Tibetan and Himalayan history and religion got the experience of a lifetime last week when they had a private audience with the Dalai Lama. The twenty students participating on the Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program met with His Holiness during an educational excursion to Dharamsala, India, and discussed the importance of finding happiness within, employing secular ethics, and practicing compassion toward others.
His Holiness answered questions and blessed each student. The students said they were honored to meet the Dalai Lama and said the experience would be forever etched in their minds. Read more.