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Dear Friend,

The March 1 deadline is coming up for the three professional development seminars for faculty being offered in May and June 2016. SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are academic programs that will allow faculty to explore a topic in depth in a particular geographical and cultural context.

SIT's rich network of resources, skilled faculty leaders, and years of experience in each seminar location will combine to create engaging, immersive academic experience. Faculty participants will learn from local experts and can expect to bring home valuable new skills and knowledge that they can apply to the courses they teach.

The 2016 Faculty Seminars Abroad are:

Australian Perspectives on Ecology and Conservation

  • Dates and duration: May 21–31, 2016 (10 days)
  • Location: North Queensland
  • Topics of inquiry: Ecological patterns and processes involved in the evolution and biogeography of the region's diverse biota; consideration of common principles that can be applied at local, landscape, and global scales. The seminar will include hands-on fieldwork.
  • Who should participate? Faculty in ecology, environmental studies/sciences, earth sciences, biology, and other natural sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Cost: $3,600

Tunisia in Transition: Social and Political Transformation

  • Dates and duration: May 29–June 6, 2016 (8 days)
  • Location: Greater Tunis Area
  • Topics of inquiry: The dynamics between modernity and tradition, Islam and constitutional democracy, technology and youth culture, and social and political transition in Tunisia.
  • Who should participate? Faculty in political science, Middle Eastern/North African studies, Arabic language, sociology, international studies, international relations, or related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Cost: $2,900

La Salud in Argentina and Chile: Comparative Approaches to Public Health

  • Dates and duration: June 14–24, 2016 (10 days)
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Arica, Chile
  • Topics of inquiry: Intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the context of rural northern Chile and the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina; the seminar will likely include visits to public and private health centers in both countries.
  • Who should participate? Faculty in biology, health sciences, public health, health policy, nursing or pre-med, or related fields are particularly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
  • Cost: $3,800

How to apply

Applications for SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are now being accepted. Admission will be rolling. Some financial aid will be available. To learn more or to complete an application, visit the SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad section of the SIT Study Abroad Website. If you have lingering questions, please email us at facultyseminars@sit.edu.

Jessica Lindoerfer
SIT Study Abroad
The School for International Training


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