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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From left to right: Julionie, Kelli, Mama, and Jenna carrying fruits and vegetables they just picked

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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