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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SIT Celebrates 50 Years

Save the date! SIT 50th reunion — August 8, 9, and 10 More information coming soon. This post first appeared on the World Learning NOW blog. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of SIT, founded as the School for International Training in 1964 by The Experiment in International Living’s first president, Gordon Boyce, and executive vice […]

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The Bonesetters of Mongolia

Aleah Goldin (University of Richmond) studied on SIT’s Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment program in spring 2012. Below, she writes about some of her experiences while conducting research for her Independent Study Project. Parts of this blog post have been adapted from Aleah’s nonfiction essay “The Bonesetters of Mongolia” published in volume 15 of the […]

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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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Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Turns Waste into Energy in Vietnam

This story originally appeared on the World Learning NOW blog. By William Shlah, Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Prior to my time studying with SIT in Vietnam, I had never heard of a garden, pond, and livestock biodigester system, commonly known in Vietnam as a VACB. However, once I was introduced to the system and other […]

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