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SIT Study Abroad is pleased to introduce three professional development seminars for faculty in May and June 2017. SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are academic programs that will allow faculty to explore critical contemporary issues in depth within a particular geographical and cultural context.

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

The 2017 Faculty Seminars Abroad are:

Please see below for detailed information about each seminar. Please share this information with faculty at your institution who might be interested in enrolling. Further information and application materials can be found on the SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad web page. Admission is rolling with an application deadline of January 15, 2017. Some financial aid is available. For questions and more information, please email facultyseminars@sit.edu.

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Comparative Ecology and Conservation in Ecuador

  • Dates and duration: June 12–20, 2017 (8 days)
  • Location: Quito and the Amazon Basin
  • Topics of inquiry: The ecology of Amazonian and Andean ecosystems, current ecological challenges and the efforts under way to combat them, and key biological indicators.
  • Who should participate? Faculty in ecology, environmental studies/sciences, earth sciences, biology, and other natural sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required
  • Cost: $3,350                    READ MORE
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Democracy, the Media, and Social Change in South Africa

  • Dates and duration: May 15–23, 2017 (8 days)
  • Location: Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town
  • Topics of inquiry: The role of media in democracy, nation-building, and social change. The program includes visits to apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa sites and print and radio news outlets such as the Times Media Group, as well as meetings with key figures in South African media and politics.
  • Who should participate? Faculty in journalism, media studies, political science, African studies, international studies, or related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Cost: $3,800                    READ MORE

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Tunisia in Transition: Social and Political Transformation

  • Dates and duration: May 19–27, 2017 (8 days)
  • Location: Sidi Bou Said and Cap Bon
  • 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: $3,350                     READ MORE

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