2014 SIT Photo Contest Winners Announced

The annual SIT Photo Contest is a chance for SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute students and alumni to submit photos that capture SIT’s mission and values. In the 2014 contest, nearly 200 students and alumni submitted over 600 photographs. A select group of SIT staff chose their three favorites (staff pick category), and […]

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Hubert and the Dalai Lama

New Book from Wisdom Publications Reaffirms the Extraordinary Contributions by SIT Alumni to Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

The book’s release coincides with SIT’s 50th anniversary. Yale University faculty member and SIT alumnus Andrew Quintman is the coeditor of a new collection of academic essays released earlier this spring, honoring a giant in the field of Tibetan Studies—longtime SIT senior scholar and academic director Hubert Decleer. Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in […]

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John Daniel

World Learning Mourns the Loss of John Daniel

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our former Academic Director (AD) in Durban, South Africa, academic coordinator of the South Africa: Social and Political Transformation program, and lecturer and advisor for both Durban programs, John Daniel, PhD. Many of you know John from his time as AD and for his […]

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Seeds of Change

Gretchen Powers is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and alumna of SIT Nepal: Development and Social Change. During her Independent Study Project, Powers filmed “Seeds of Change,” a documentary about apple growers in the Kali Gandaki River Valley of Nepal. Purna’s brown weathered hand offered me a bright yellow apple.  Kept for five months in cold […]

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Scott in Isalo, Madagascar

SIT Congratulates Spelman College and Washington and Lee University Students for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

SIT Study Abroad recently announced the recipients of its first Undergraduate Research Award, Mamasa Camara and Scott Sugden. The students were selected for the award based on the quality and significance of the Independent Study Projects (ISPs). Completed during the final month of the semester, the ISP is de­signed to integrate the learning, knowledge, field […]

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