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  SIT Study Abroad - a program of World Learning

SIT Internships:
Link Professional Experience to Critical Global Issues

SIT Study Abroad will offer internships on select programs beginning in spring 2017.

Click here for a list of programs offering internships.

These four- to six-week internships will be the culmination of a study abroad program examining a critical global issue. They will give students an opportunity to develop professional skills in an international work environment.

Advisors who complete the approvals of participation will see two questions asking if the student is approved to complete an internship in lieu of an ISP. If any additional explanation is required, please use the General Comments field for notify the SIT Admissions team. All information will be reviewed and clarified with the student if appropriate.

Click here to listen to our NAFSA presentation about what makes SIT internships abroad unique and aligned to our mission and values.

Advising Corner

New Excursions and Program Updates in Brazil

SIT Study Abroad's two semester programs in Brazil will be combining resources to offer new opportunities and excursions to Rio de Janeiro and to Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas state.

Beginning in spring 2017, students on Brazil: Social Innovation and Community Development will join a weeklong excursion to both Rio de Janeiro and Manaus. Students on Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights will join the Rio excursion each spring and the Manaus excursion each fall, allowing for interesting interaction between the groups.

This semester sees a revised curriculum for the Fortaleza-based Brazil: Social Innovation and Community Development program. This new title and curriculum moves the program to focused, field-based engagement with grassroots organizations who are finding their way through the post-colonial processes of marginalization, Academic Director Bill Calhoun explains. Credit will be awarded for the following courses:

The updated curriculum and coursework in the Salvador-based Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights program likewise deepens the connections between the students and the communities served under public health initiatives. Students will examine the intersectionality of racial dynamics and health as a human right. Both programs in Brazil have moved away from traditional independent study projects to more community-based collaborative studies. Students engage with organizations to conduct fieldwork or inquiry related to academic or personal interests that contribute with ongoing initiatives of local organizations.

SIT Names Two Outstanding Independent Study Projects

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award. These two students were chosen from a very competitive pool of 25 nominations drawn from more than 2,000 Independent Study Projects (ISP) completed over the past three semesters. Both have been nominated for the Forum on Education Abroad award for Academic Achievement Abroad. The SIT winners are:

  • Katherine Hirsch (Tufts University) for “A Critical Analysis of the Public Sphere: How the LGBTQ Movement Occupies and Utilizes Space in Morocco,” written on the Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program in spring 2016. The work examines the ways LGBTQ individuals and organizations deploy public spaces in their resistance to a system that sidelines and represses sexual difference. “Her ISP is exemplary for a study abroad research endeavor,” writes program Academic Director Taieb Belghazi.
  • Henry Wilson-Smith (Stanford University) for “More Religious and Less Moral: The Changing Face of Religious Coexistence in Ladakh,” completed in fall 2015 on the program Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples. Academic Director Isabelle Onians writes, “This is a brilliant piece of work with a plethora of original data presented with impartiality, a sense of nuance and consummate art.”
Click here to find out more about the importance of independent research to SIT Study Abroad programs.

Celebrating Student Achievement

October 2016
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Services for Colleges and Universities

We are currently accepting applications for
spring and summer 2017!

Some programs are already full or nearly full, so we encourage you to bookmark our Program Availability tool for better advising.

Three new programs—for which students are eligible for a $2,500 New Horizon Grants—are still accepting applications:

We are also still accepting applications for the New African Diasporas: Transnational Communities, Cultures program. This is a collaboration between SIT and Morehouse College, with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program. Through this grant, SIT Study Abroad will be offering need-based scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $7,000. This program will run every spring semester.

Join an Upcoming Site Visit

SIT invites education abroad professionals, academic advisors, faculty members, and student affairs staff from universities and colleges throughout the United States to visit an SIT program to learn more about our field-based academic programs.

‚ÄčAmman, Jordan
  • March 4–11 2017
    A group site visit to all SIT programs in Jordan—including content relating to the current refugee crisis—to delve deeply into the question of ethical engagement in study abroad.
Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay

Visit our website to learn more about site visits and application process. Deadline is November 1st.

Faculty Seminars Abroad

Applications are now being accepted for the SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad

These international professional development seminars offer your faculty the opportunity to become deeply engaged in a topic through lectures, site visits, and connections to local academics, researchers, and others. Some seminars will include hands-on fieldwork.

For questions, please contact facultyseminars@sit.edu. We encourage you to share this flyer widely.

Connect with Mory Pagel,
Director of University Relations


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