Message from Paula Green to Pakistan regarding recent tragedy

This message was written by Paula Green, founder-director of the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) programs, to our friends in Pakistan. On the final day of CONTACT South Asia 2014 on December 14, 2014, we watched in joy as Malala Yousafzai focused her Nobel Prize lecture on educational opportunity for all of Pakistan’s children. With […]

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SIT Graduate Institute Alumna Named to Japanese Cabinet

The School for International Training congratulates alumna Haruko Arimura, PhD, on her recent appointment to the Japanese Cabinet as the minister in charge of promoting women. “Ari is an incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and culturally capable person, someone who cares greatly about education,” said John Lucas, SIT provost and a classmate of Arimura. “She distinguished herself […]

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New Cultures, New Experiences

By Zhaxi “Tashi” Rangding, a Tibetan student studying in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. In the early morning, I opened my computer and started to check my email and then read some material for today’s class. Sometimes I lose my focus on the words and my […]

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Seeds of Hope: SIT Alum Aims To Plant One Billion Wildflowers For The Bees

Chris Burley is a graduate of SIT Graduate Institute, and the founder of Seedles – a new initiative that encourages people to plant wildflowers to help support a declining bee population. The New York Times recently featured Chris and his work with Seedles in this article. We caught up with Chris in the interview below […]

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Lara (right) and her classroom in Korea.

“Isn’t this what language learning is all about?”

By Lara Kurth I found the SIT TESOL certificate program when I was studying abroad in Barcelona for my undergraduate degree. There was an announcement posted in the study abroad office advertising to anyone interested in teaching and languages. At that point I knew I was interested in both, but I hadn’t decided my career […]

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