CONTACT Program participants, December, 2014. Photo by Julie Orfirer

CONTACT: Where South Asia lives and learns together

By Nidhi Shendurnikar-Tere, CONTACT participant in 2014 It was the 16th of December when I landed in Delhi from Nepal. On seeing news about the dastardly killings of innocent school children in Peshawar, I wondered how my identity as a South Asian had undergone immense transformation during the past two weeks as a participant of […]

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FSC in India: Toward Achieving Social Impact through Monitoring and Evaluation

By Amy Jersild, Faculty, DC Center On January 3, 2015, 13 students (10 from the DC Center and 3 from Brattleboro, half from the US and half international) and I landed in Ahmedabad, India, to the celebratory sights and sounds of the local minority Muslim population observing the anniversary of Mohammed’s birth. Our first taste […]

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Andy and Elise with their children Anders and Ingrid.

Finding Sustainable Love at SIT

In such an intimate academic setting, SIT students get to know their classmates very well. Needless to say, with so many passionate and like-minded people in the same place, it is no wonder that many long-term relationships have been formed over SIT’s 50-year history. In recognition of Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be special […]

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Nelson Mandela and his then wife, Winnie, after his release from prison on 11 February 1990. Photograph: Ulli Michel/Reuters/Corbis

25th Anniversary of Mandela’s Release

By Deborah Robinson Director, Washington, DC Center Can it really be that Nelson Mandela was released 25 YEARS ago? It was February 11, 1990 when Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison; I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I was transfixed as I watched the TV and finally saw the icon of […]

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Daniel in Marrakech, Morocco

The Internship and Beyond: Advice from an alum

Daniel DeWhitt, a recent alumnus of the MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, completed his teaching internship at American Language Center (ALC) in Kenitra, Morocco. There, he was given a significant amount of teaching hours with a variety of classes to teach. He worked six days a week, but he […]

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