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."
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!
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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!
- Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 1–4, 2015
A group site visit to Amsterdam in advance of the CIEE conference in Berlin, Germany, to learn about Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Application deadline: October 1
- Antananarivo and Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, February 28–March 5, 2016
A group site visit featuring the following three programs: Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development; Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management; and Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems (summer)
Application deadline: November 1
- Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, Vietnam, March 6-12, 2016
A group site visit featuring the following two programs: Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development and IHP/Comparative: Climate Change, The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy.
Application deadline: November 1
Visit our website to learn more about these site visits and the application process.