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 nation, not on their TV screens miles away, but from […]
Finding yourself immersed in another culture is a unique position to be in; you’re consumed not only by the otherness of the world around you, but also by the otherness that you, yourself, seem to perpetually embody.
Sarah Miller (Kenyon College) studied on SIT’s Jordan: Health and Community Development program in fall 2013. Below, she writes about some of the reflections she had during the program. In Arabic, every word has a root. Depending on what additional letters and short vowels you add in, the word’s meaning will alter. Let’s take the […]
Maddy Crowell, a senior at Carleton College, studied on SIT’s Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program in fall 2012. The following summer, she worked for the Daily Guide newspaper in Ghana alongside a Ghanaian journalist. Here, Maddy reflects on her experiences reporting in Africa. By Maddy Crowell I arrived in Accra, Ghana, […]
Souad Eddouada, PhD, is the academic director of SIT’s Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity program. Below, we talk with Souad about her program. SIT Study Abroad: What makes this program unique? Souad Eddouada: The program’s uniqueness stems from the program’s central theme: mobility from and to Morocco. The program focuses simultaneously on Morocco’s European and African borders. There’s a […]