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  SIT Study Abroad - a program of World Learning

Students of the IHP/Comparative: Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy paddle canoes in the deep, tree-covered wetlands of southern Vietnam.

Unforgettable Images,
Exhilarating Study Abroad Moments

"This photo was taken in the Tra Su National Protected Forest Wetland in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. We came here as a class during our month-long stay in Vietnam to learn more about the politics of national parks in the country and the ecology of the area.

When we got to the park we zipped through the exterior of the park on motorized boats, laughing, snapping photos, and gawking at the birds that this wetland is famously a host to. Once we got to the interior of the park, we settled into canoes with the park guides and went for a much more serene, quiet ride. Without motors or conversation, we could hear all of the sounds that made the wetland come alive: the birds, the frogs, the insects, the sound of the water against the oars.

When the canoes aligned symmetrically down the waterway, I snapped this photo to capture that moment."

Emmie Oliver
IHP Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy
2nd Place, Crowd Picks

This year's winning images showcase the beauty of the people and places SIT students visit. We congratulate Emmie and all of the winners of this year's SIT Photo Contest. Other winning entries come from students at Ithaca College, Colorado State University, University of the South, Rollins College, and Lafayette College. Read about the stories captured in these images.



Attention StudioAbroad Users!

All SIT semester and summer program brochure pages in StudioAbroad have been updated. Users will see a new template across all programs which better captures program-specific details and general information about the SIT model, program costs, and the semester schedule. Updates comprise changes to all details, including: 

  • Program name
  • Home page URL
  • Program notes
  • Brochure page content
  • Location(s)
  • Term(s)
  • Program parameter values
  • Program date records, including: application deadlines and decision dates; program start and end dates; program date record term notes; active/inactive date record statuses

We are always open to your feedback. Let us know if the StudioAbroad listings work for you and your students!

If you are not a StudioAbroad user, we've created this list of programs as a resource to check your website listings for up-to-date program names, course titles, locations, and website links.

Partnership to Expand Access

Representatives from 23 Historically Black Colleges and Universities gathered together on June 9 at Spelman College in Atlanta for the SIT Partnerships Summit for Expanding Access to High-Impact Study Abroad for HBCU Students. The event engaged key stakeholders in a discussion about challenges and strategies for providing greater access to meaningful study abroad experiences for students who are traditionally underrepresented. 

John Lucas, executive vice president for academic affairs, and Laurie Black, dean of external relations and strategic enrollment management, represented SIT Study Abroad. Meldon Hollis, associate director for the White House Initiative on HBCUs; Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College; and Myra Burnett, interim provost of Spelman College also spoke at the summit.

Thanks to Dr. Margery Ganz, Dr. 'Dimeji Togunde, and Dr. Beverly Tatum of Spelman College for hosting this engaging discussion and workshop.

Read more about the event on the SIT blog as well as articles in Rolling Out and Ebony.


Visit SIT Programs in 2015 & 2016

If you've never visited an SIT program center—or have always wanted to see SIT's presence in these locations—please consider attending one of our upcoming site visits. Participants will be introduced to the program's students, staff and faculty, and will engage with the lectures, language classes, field visits, and homestay experiences that make these study abroad experiences truly exceptional.

Submit your application now to join us in the Netherlands, Madagascar, or Vietnam!

Visit our website to learn more about these site visits and the application process.





July 2015 Newsletter

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From the Admissions Team

We are now accepting applications for Spring 2016.

Some programs will fill early, so we encourage you to check the program availability page.

News from the Academic Teams

  • Beginning in spring 2016 the Jordan Health program will focus on the unique needs and the challenges of serving Jordan's diverse refugee populations. The program will be renamed Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian ActionReview the updated coursework.
  • The Ghana program will be on hiatus as we revamp and prepare to relaunch the program in 2017. 
  • We bid adieu to Helen Peeks, academic director for the 
    Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
    program since 2008, and welcome Nat Quansah as interim academic director.

Poster Available!

We've received a great response to this double-sided poster highlighting SIT programs in Francophone Africa. Order copies for your campus today!



2016 Catalogs

2016 catalogs will be begin shipping in mid-August! But we have plenty of 2015 catalogs to tide you over in the meantime. Click here to order more. 

Notes from the Field

Have you subscribed to our blog yet? We always feature interesting stories highlighting recent achievements of students and faculty. Take a look at our recent posts:

We caught up with three alumni from Goucher College, University of California Berkeley, and Macalester College to hear about what they've been doing since their semester in the Balkans

Clara Moore, of the University of Colorado-Boulder shares her favorite Tanzanian hip-hop music in the second installation of our Africa Mixtape series.

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