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Field course provides new perspectives on development in the Caribbean

by Liz Purdy, current SIT student in the Master of Arts in Sustainable Development program. When I visited SIT as a prospective student a year ago, one aspect of the school that stood out was that professors were extremely active in their chosen fields—they weren’t just publishing papers and teaching, they were running foundations, traveling, […]

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… And I found the path to light

Sadiqa Sultan participated in the CONTACT South Asia program held this past December in Kathmandu, Nepal. Below, she reflects on her experiences in the program and what they mean to her personally. By Sadiqa Sultan Who knew why I was destined to go to the land of Buddha. Now that I am back home, in […]

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Peace Corps: Before or After Grad School?

by Joan Perreault, SIT Admissions Officer  As an SIT admissions officer and returned Peace Corps volunteer (RPCV), I am often asked “Should I consider Peace Corps service before or after graduate school?” I polled a number of SIT students and alumni (both those who did Peace Corps before studying at SIT, and vice versa) for […]

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Going to School with Pakistani Friends

By Chintan Girish Modi, participant in the CONTACT South Asia program held this past December in Kathmandu, Nepal. A few days ago Sadiqa Sultan, my friend from Quetta in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, posted a status update on Facebook, saying, “Buses of Pilgrims attacked in Quetta, 2 killed and 31 injured. The headlines make […]

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SIT Student Gives Meaning to Words in Thailand

When Jaime Durham enrolled in the Master of Arts in TESOL program at SIT Graduate Institute last September, she knew she wanted to complete her two-month teaching internship, which began in January of this year, abroad. After applying to programs in Morocco and Spain through SIT, she accepted an internship in Mae Sot, Thailand with […]

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