Madagascar Alumna Shares Poem about Homestay Mother

Kelli Meeker (Muhlenberg College) studied on SIT’s Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management program in spring 2013. Below, she shares a poem she wrote about her homestay mother on the program. By Kelli Meeker I composed this poem as a tribute to my homestay mother, with whom I stayed only a week in the village […]

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Uganda Alumna Wins the Forum on Education Abroad’s Undergraduate Research Award

Madison Stevens (Franklin College Switzerland), a spring 2013 alumna of SIT’s Post-Conflict Transformation program in Uganda, has won the Forum on Education Abroad’s Undergraduate Research Award. She presented her award-winning research at the Forum’s conference in April. Below, we talk with Madison about her research and her winning the award. SIT Study Abroad: Why did […]

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“History unfolded . . . in Cape Town.”

Divya Bhatia (Brown University) studied on SIT’s comparative Health and Community program in the fall of 2013 and was in South Africa in December. Below, she reflects on the momentous events that occurred while she was there.   By Divya Bhatia “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over […]

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Reach the Top of Your Mountain!

An interview with Julia “Jay” Benedith, Wesleyan University, class of 2014; Jay studied abroad on the SIT Nicaragua program in the spring of 2013. SIT Study Abroad: What drew you to the program in Nicaragua? Julia Benedith: I am a Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow at Wesleyan University. As soon as I started conducting research about […]

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What Does an Excursion to the Mekong Delta with SIT Vietnam Look Like?

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is home to numerous farms, incredible biodiversity, and lush landscapes. The delta is extremely important to Vietnam, as its farms yield a good portion of the rice that feeds the country’s population. The region is also home to thousands of species and has been called a “biological treasure trove” by the World […]

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