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American Students Witness Democracy in Tunisia Up Close

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 […]

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Language in Human Connection: The Ultimate Agent and the Principle Barrier

Logan Bialik (Kenyon College) studied on SIT’s Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program in fall 2013. Below, Logan reflects on feeling like an outsider in Morocco and on the ways language helps and hinders communication with others. Finding yourself immersed in another culture is a unique position to be in; you’re consumed not only by […]

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Students from the Jordan health program and the Jordan:Modernization and Social Change program enjoy their time traveling together. (Pictured here, right to left, David Leathers, Claremont Mckenna ’15, Ahmad Al-Rawajfeh, SIT, Katie Halloran, Villanova ’15, Teresa Butel, Wooster ’15, Dylan Faust, Uof Denver ’15, Christian Neumeister, Claremont Mckenna ’15, Sarah Miller, Kenyon ’15)

An SIT Alumna Reflects on Jordan

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 […]

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Maddy in Prestea, Ghana, for her report on mercury poisoning among small-scale gold miners

My Return to Africa

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, […]

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Students with their host families

Why Study Migration in Morocco?

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 […]

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