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SIT Study Abroad - Representative on Campus

April 16 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Seymour Gallery (11-1:30), Stellyes Center (2-3:30), Lincoln-Douglas Seminar Room, AH 115 (4:00 PM)


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Interested in study abroad opportunities with a focus on complex, interdisciplinary global issues? Come to talk with Amanda Staton from SIT Study Abroad (the School for International Training), to learn more about the study abroad opportunities SIT offers.

SIT's involvement in study abroad programming began when, in the early 1960s, SIT conducted orientation and training programs for outgoing Peace Corps Volunteers. SIT has a long history of program excellence and academic rigor, with a focus on students' completion of Independent Study Projects. SIT has a track-record of preparing students for successful Fulbright applications and for careers in international development and foreign service.

Amanda will be:

  • Tabling in Seymour Union at 11:00 - 1:30 PM
  • Offering Open Advising sessions & Pre-departure orientation for SIT outgoing students at Stellyes Center (AH 226) 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Holding an SIT Information Session for all interested students at Lincoln-Douglas Conference room (AH 115) at 4:00 PM

Check out the list of pre-approved programs!

For more information on any of these programs, begin on the SIT Home Page.

  • Cameroon: Development and Social Change 
  • China: Language, Culture and Ethnic Minorities 
  • Iceland and Greenland: Climate Change and the Arctic 
  • India: Sustainable Development and Social Change 
  • Indonesia: Arts, Religion and Social Change 
  • Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management 
  • Mongolia: Nomadism, Geopolitics and the Environment 
  • Morocco and the Netherlands: Migration and Transnational Identity 
  • Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights 
  • Nepal: Development and Social Change 
  • Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy and the Media 
  • Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding 
  • South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights 
  • South Africa and Mozambique: Social and Political Transformation 
  • Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy 
  • Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy 
  • Tanzania: Zanzibar - Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management 
  • Vietnam: Culture, Social Change and Development

Why SIT?

SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. In addition to its rich history, SIT Study Abroad has a number of unique qualities that make it an ideal choice for an extraordinary, transformative study abroad experience

Extensive Networks of In-Country Experts

On SIT programs, students learn from local experts: academics, activists, businessmen and -women, artists, community leaders, and government officials. This access to local perspectives and knowledge gives students a greater understanding of the issues and innovations within their host communities.

Immersive Experiences

SIT programs immerse students deeply in their host country. Every day, students have multiple opportunities to engage with their surroundings and host communities. From studying a local language to eating and learning to prepare local cuisine, from visiting important cultural sites to living with a local host family, the options for immersion are endless.

Field-Based Study

SIT programs are based on the experiential learning model. Programs combine classroom study with hands-on work in the field. This allows students to learn directly from local experts, witness local initiatives firsthand, and gain valuable experience.

A Commitment to Reciprocity

Just as SIT students gain something from the expertise of individuals within their host country, they are also able, through their SIT program, to give something back to their host communities. Past students have written bilingual children’s books celebrating local cultures or conducted research that provided valuable information to local communities.

A Focus on Critical Global Issues

While SIT programs are interdisciplinary and accessible to a wide variety of majors, each program focuses on an issue of critical global importance. Programs consider themes such as global health, the environment and climate change, development and the economy, migration and identity, and peace and human rights.

Commitment to Social Justice

SIT was founded on the idea that cultural exchange leads to positive social change. SIT prepares students to be inter-culturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship.


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