Chrissie with her family in Senegal, where she was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer before coming to SIT.

A Fated Discovery

By Chrissie Faupel, a student in the MA in International Education program at SIT Graduate Institute. Without getting too graphic, let it be known that Peace Corps Volunteers spend a lot of time on the toilet. For anyone out there who’s traveled, this will sound all too familiar. As world travelers, we not only spend […]

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A Long Journey to Education

By the time he was 11 years old SIT Graduate Institute alumnus James Kassaga Arinaitwe had already lost his entire immediate family and was living with his grandmother in rural Uganda. They made a meager living from the few goats, cows, and chickens they owned, but couldn’t afford the tuition Arinaitwe would need to attend […]

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Happy New Year from SIT

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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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