Hubert and the Dalai Lama

New Book from Wisdom Publications Reaffirms the Extraordinary Contributions by SIT Alumni to Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

The book’s release coincides with SIT’s 50th anniversary. Yale University faculty member and SIT alumnus Andrew Quintman is the coeditor of a new collection of academic essays released earlier this spring, honoring a giant in the field of Tibetan Studies—longtime SIT senior scholar and academic director Hubert Decleer. Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in […]

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John Daniel

World Learning Mourns the Loss of John Daniel

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our former Academic Director (AD) in Durban, South Africa, academic coordinator of the South Africa: Social and Political Transformation program, and lecturer and advisor for both Durban programs, John Daniel, PhD. Many of you know John from his time as AD and for his […]

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Powers and Syaau Baa

Seeds of Change

Gretchen Powers is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and alumna of SIT Nepal: Development and Social Change. During her Independent Study Project, Powers filmed “Seeds of Change,” a documentary about apple growers in the Kali Gandaki River Valley of Nepal. Purna’s brown weathered hand offered me a bright yellow apple.  Kept for five months in cold […]

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Scott in Isalo, Madagascar

SIT Congratulates Spelman College and Washington and Lee University Students for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

SIT Study Abroad recently announced the recipients of its first Undergraduate Research Award, Mamasa Camara and Scott Sugden. The students were selected for the award based on the quality and significance of the Independent Study Projects (ISPs). Completed during the final month of the semester, the ISP is de­signed to integrate the learning, knowledge, field […]

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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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