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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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Faculty chairs Susan Barduhn (left), Karen Blanchard, and Teresa Healy led the convocation audience through the song Dona Nobis Pacem.

Convocation Ceremony 2014

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, SIT Graduate Institute celebrated the start to the new academic year with its annual convocation ceremony. Facilitated by Dean Daniel Yalowitz, the event included a series of invited speakers who shared stories and offered words of wisdom to the newest cohort of SIT students, who had gathered in the International […]

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SIT 50th Anniversary Celebration Renews Commitment to Experiential Learning and Social Justice

The School for International Training (SIT) marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration and reunion August 8–10 on its campus in Brattleboro with hundreds of alumni, staff, students and friends from the United States and around the world. The weekend featured receptions, panels, and sessions celebrating SIT’s commitment to experiential learning and social justice. In […]

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Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo “Leahy2009″ by Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senator Leahy Congratulates SIT on its 50th Anniversary

SIT commemorated its 50th anniversary with a reunion and celebration at the Brattleboro, Vermont, campus August 8–10. In honor of the event Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) sent SIT a letter of thanks and congratulations, which World Learning President and CEO Donald Steinberg read at Saturday night’s banquet recognizing Alvino and Bea Fantini’s combined 98 years […]

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Alvino and Beatriz Fantini

The Fantinis Celebrate 50 Years with a New SIT Scholarship

In 1954, Alvino Fantini received a scholarship to attend The Experiment in International Living in Mexico. “I was transformed totally,” he said. “All I wanted to do was come back.” Fantini did come back to The Experiment in 1963 to lead Experiment groups of his own. By that time, he had met his future wife, […]

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