Hailey with a small group of partners during a meeting on how to calculate profits

“Everyone has the potential to be agents of change in their lives”

By Hailey Chalhoub At Stonehill College I pursued an interdisciplinary studies major where I designed my own academic program that focused on international development. In the fall of 2012 I studied health and community development with SIT Kenya where I had the opportunity to witness and experience some of the development theories that I was […]

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Lessons from Australia

Angela Della Croce (Vassar College) studied on SIT’s Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action program in spring 2014. Below, she reflects on some of the things she learned while in Australia. By Angela Della Croce The mere act of observing a culture that is not your own can have a huge influence on your existing perspectives […]

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Sarah with colleagues in Malawi

Uganda Alumna Discusses Work with the UN

Sarah Rawson (The George Washington University) studied on SIT’s Uganda: Development Studies program in 2011. She now works in Malawi with the United Nations World Food Programme. Below, we talk with Sarah about her time on SIT’s program and her current work. SIT Study Abroad: What drew you to the program in Uganda? Sarah Rawson: […]

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The area surrounding Erin's homestay

“I was truly living in a different world.” — Ecuador Alumna Reflects on Her Homestay

Erin Andrews-Sharer (The College of Wooster) studied on SIT’s Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages program in fall 2013. Below, she describes her rural homestay experience on that program. By Erin Andrews-Sharer I would like to share with you one example of an experience I had in Ecuador — an experience that you cannot buy or […]

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Margaret with her rural homestay family

“One of the Greatest Decisions of My Life” — SIT Alumna Reflects on Her Time in South Africa

Margaret Variano (Tulane University) studied in South Africa on SIT’s Community Health and Social Policy program in spring 2013. An article entitled “A Look into the Realities and Complexities of Tuberculosis as Observed amongst Zulu Populations of Durban, South Africa,” based on the research she conducted on the program was published in the fall 2013 […]

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