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(From left to right) Gregg T. Nunziata, General Counsel, Office of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), with International Education low-residency students Ashley Sansotta and Maria Lourdes (Malou) Amparo.

Working for Change: Immigration Policy Advocacy in Washington, DC

By Sora H. Friedman, PhD, Professor and Chair, International Education At the end of March, I had the pleasure of spending one week in Washington, DC, with 18 graduate students from SIT for an intensive field course. The program, structured around the field course “International Policy & Citizen Advocacy,” focused on how individuals can advocate […]

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Brynn (second from right) with other SIT students during the field course in Costa Rica

Current Student Obtains TESOL Certificate While Completing Her Master’s

By Brynn Smith In January of this year, ten other SIT students and I elected to do a field course in Costa Rica that combined a TESOL certification along with an Intercultural Communication class. One of the primary reasons I chose SIT for my graduate studies in international education was because of their reputation. That […]

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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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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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