American Students Witness Democracy in Tunisia Up Close

This story was originally published on AllAfrica. By John Lucas Few can forget the images of young people flooding the streets of Tunis to protest a corrupt government during what would become the dawn of the Arab Spring. Nearly four years later a group of American youth are witnessing the birth of a new democratic […]

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Cameron Nicaragua 2

Finding the Blue and White

Cameron Kesinger (Macalester College) studied on SIT’s Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media program in the spring. He chose to stay in Nicaragua after the program’s end to continue and expand his Independent Study Project (ISP) work. By Cameron Kesinger During my time in Nicaragua, people would often tell me incredible stories from their past as […]

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Jed's Peace Corps group

From Mongolia to Senegal

In the post below, SIT alum Jedediah Fix (a graduate of Macalester College) describes his experiences on SIT’s program in Mongolia and his later work in Senegal with the Peace Corps and then the World Bank. By Jedediah Fix I arrived in Mongolia wearing sandals. It was February 2004 and I was a junior in […]

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SIT students listen to Wekker speak.

SIT Netherlands Students Attend Lecture on Racism

Students on SIT Study Abroad programs frequently hear guest lecturers speak on issues related to the program themes. Below, Mel Ferrara (Muhlenberg College), spring 2014 student on SIT’s Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality program, describes the experience of hearing a lecture from Gloria Wekker, emerita professor in Gender and Ethnicity at the Department of Gender Studies […]

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SIT students with the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Holds Private Audience for SIT Students

Students studying Tibetan and Himalayan history and religion got the experience of a lifetime last week when they had a private audience with the Dalai Lama. The twenty students participating in SIT Study Abroad’s Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program, met with His Holiness during an educational excursion to Dharamsala, India, and discussed the importance of finding […]

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