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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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Graves at the Potocari memorial

March of Peace: Working Toward Reconciliation in Bosnia and Serbia

Tacarra Lake (University of New Mexico) studied on SIT’s Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans program in spring 2013. In the summer of 2013, Tacarra continued her studies in the Balkans through the Summer University at Srebrenica. Below, she reflects on some of her experiences in the Balkans. By Tacarra […]

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Crystal with her homestay family

SIT Alumna Explores Cultural Sensitivity in Mainstream Sexual Health Programs in the Netherlands

Crystal Reed (Mount Holyoke College) studied on SIT’s Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender program in fall 2012. Below, we talk with her about the research she conducted among Dutch Afro-Caribbean women in the Netherlands while on the program. SIT Study Abroad: What drew you to the program in the Netherlands? Crystal Reed: The […]

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Balkans Alumna Explores Questions of Identity in Video Interview

Students choose SIT Study Abroad programs for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the program themes match the student’s area of study. Sometimes the program is based in a country the student has wanted to live in. And sometimes a student chooses a program because they have a connection to the country in which the program […]

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Academic Director Dr. Gyula Csurgai at the international research seminar “Representativity and Legitimacy in Autonomy Negotiations” at the UN

SIT Switzerland Academic Director Presents Paper at United Nations on Theory and Practice of Autonomies in Europe

On March 21, 2013, Dr. Gyula Csurgai, academic director of the Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy program, presented a paper at the United Nations in Geneva. The paper discussed different approaches to local and territorial autonomies and protecting minority rights as a means of preventing ethnic conflicts. In addition, Dr. Csurgai contributed to a […]

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