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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.


Advising Corner

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 on the Tibetan and Himalayan studies program stand with HH Dalai Lama

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.


 

November 2014 Newsletter

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From the Admissions Team

We are now accepting applications for summer 2015.

Applications for fall 2015 will open on January 15. Some programs will fill early, so we encourage you to check the program availability page.


Program Updates

Beginning fall 2015, the Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program will now have a prerequisite for admission: students must be biology, ecology or forestry majors. This program is best suited for students looking for a hard-science field experience.

The Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages program is suited for students interested in issues of sustainability as it pertains to development. Course content delves into issues of interest to environmental science majors, including mining and extraction policies, the Galápagos and tourism, and the Amazon.

Were you unable to attend last month's webinar on health, safety, and security by Tina Mangieri, dean for programs in Africa, South of the Sahara? Her presentation can now be viewed on the World Learning YouTube channel.


Notes from the Field

Have you subscribed to our blog? There are always great stories highlighting recent achievements of students and faculty. Take a look at these recent stories!

Jedediah Fox (Macalester College) talks about the ways his SIT Mongolia experience (and faux pas) prepared him for the Peace Corps in Senegal.

Mel Ferrara (Muhlenberg College) describes her learning experience at a community lecture organized by SIT Netherlands.


Connect with Marianne Jorgensen
Director of University Relations

Marianne.Jorgensen@sit.edu
802.258.3235


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