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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Discomfort Zone

Julian Goetz (Binghamton University) studied on SIT’s Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program in fall 2010. Below, he reflects on some of the experiences he had on the program that took him out of his comfort zone. By Julian Goetz I arrived a day late. Went to the wrong airport back in New York. I […]

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SIT Argentina Alumna Looks Back on Her Experiences in Latin America

Amanda studied abroad on the SIT Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change  program during the fall of 2011. She is a graduate of Connecticut College where she majored in international relations. Today, Amanda is the college success program coordinator for Higher Edge, an NGO working to improve college accessibility and retention rates among first-generation […]

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Interview with India Alumna Selected to Present Research at the NCUR

Nicole Petersen (Hamline University) studied on SIT’s India: National Identity and the Arts program in fall 2013. She has recently had an abstract of research she conducted while on that program selected by the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and will be presenting at the 2014 conference in April. Below, we talk with Nicole […]

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