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Zoe at graduation

Conducting research abroad—with SIT and beyond

My name is Zoe Zakin and I participated in SIT’s development program in Argentina in fall 2014. I’d like to share my experience with SIT, doing original research, and how I was lucky enough to continue this research when I returned to school.

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Emma with Jane Goodall

Ecuador Alumna Meets Jane Goodall

Emma Hallowell (Cornell University), spring 2015 alumna of SIT’s Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program, met Dr. Jane Goodall at one of her lectures in Ontario, Canada.

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Yuanyang terraces

Inside the Living Waterfall: Research in the Yuanyang Terraces

On May 4th, 2015, after over 8 hours in rickety buses and unmarked vans, I arrived in the small and remote town of Dayutang rather abruptly.

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Shavonne in Zanzibar

Tanzania Alumna Wins Forum on Education Abroad’s Undergraduate Research Award

SIT Study Abroad congratulates Shavonne Stanek, alumna of SIT’s Tanzania: Zanzibar—Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management program, for being awarded The Forum on Education Abroad’s 2015 Undergraduate Research Award.

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Trilhando Caminho girls playing soccer

Brazil Alumna Works on Soccer Program for Girls in Fortaleza Favela

Soccer is an empowering sport for girls, specifically in Brazil, as soccer is a man’s sport in Brazil. By showing these girls that they can play a sport outside of the cultural norm that machismo culture dictates, Trilhando Caminho’s hope is to help them move past the cycle of poverty.

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