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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“Everyone has the potential to be agents of change in their lives”

By Hailey Chalhoub At Stonehill College I pursued an interdisciplinary studies major where I designed my own academic program that focused on international development. In the fall of 2012 I studied health and community development with SIT Kenya where I had the opportunity to witness and experience some of the development theories that I was […]

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Lessons from Australia

Angela Della Croce (Vassar College) studied on SIT’s Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action program in spring 2014. Below, she reflects on some of the things she learned while in Australia. By Angela Della Croce The mere act of observing a culture that is not your own can have a huge influence on your existing perspectives […]

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Uganda Alumna Discusses Work with the UN

Sarah Rawson (The George Washington University) studied on SIT’s Uganda: Development Studies program in 2011. She now works in Malawi with the United Nations World Food Programme. Below, we talk with Sarah about her time on SIT’s program and her current work. SIT Study Abroad: What drew you to the program in Uganda? Sarah Rawson: […]

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