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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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Bolivia Alumna Returns to Bolivia to Work in Food Industry

Elizabeth Abel, graduate of George Washington University, studied in Bolivia with SIT in the fall of 2009. She has returned to Bolivia, where she now works at the Melting Pot Bolivia Foundation. Below, she describes some of the work she’s doing now and how her time with SIT influenced her. By Elizabeth Abel Cochabamba, Bolivia, […]

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SIT Alumna Reflects on Experiences after Program in Kenya

Aubrey Winkie (University of Wisconsin–Madison) studied on SIT’s Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights program in fall 2012. Below, Aubrey talks about what she did in Kenya after the program. I did my Independent Study Project working with the WaterCap research project, studying the effects of climate change induced food insecurity. My findings were published […]

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South Africa Alumna Reflects on Experiences Teaching

Jordan Ashwood studied on SIT’s summer South Africa: Education and Social Change program in 2011. Below, she reflects on her experience then and the effect it has had on her since. “YES!” It’s difficult to convey in words just how joyous and heartfelt that answer was as it reverberated off the walls of my South […]

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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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