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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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SIT Student Reflects on her City Year Service

Caitlyn Clark is a current SIT student in her second year of the MA in Sustainable Development program, working with the “Green UP SIT” campaign to fulfill her practicum requirement and encourage divestment away from fossil fuels and into cleaner energy sources. Caitlyn is also a City Year alumna, serving for two years in Philadelphia […]

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Class is in Session

Fall is here, the weather is cooling down, the leaves will soon start changing color, and SIT students are back in class. This semester, 164 new students began full-time master’s degree programs in their academic journeys to become more effective leaders, professionals, and citizens in intercultural and international environments. This season, SIT Graduate Institute is […]

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Another Reason to Study (in) Vermont

By Professor Jeff Unsicker Chair, MA in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change program Last month, Vermont became the first state in the country to require the labeling of all GMO foods.  At the signing ceremony, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin proclaimed, “we believe we have a right to know what’s in the food we […]

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Meg at a project launch for a major construction initiative (schools and health centers) for UNRWA.

Alumna uses skills gained at SIT to work with Palestine refugees

By Meghan Audette-Nikolic The views expressed in this essay are those of the author and are not necessarily shared by the United Nations or by UNRWA. The most important thing that I learned at SIT was the importance of community engagement.  It’s very easy to fall into the trap of letting time pressures take precedence […]

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