School for International Training (SIT)

Vermont - United States


The School for International Training (SIT) prepares students to be effective intercultural leaders through undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs. SIT programs are rooted in the experiential learning model.

SIT Study Abroad offers semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Students step beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom to analyze the critical issues shaping local communities around the globe.

SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused master's degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, international education, sustainable development, and TESOL. Founded 50 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, SIT Graduate Institute's flexible full-time and low-residency programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication.

Our Mission

SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.


 Argentina: Art, Memory, and Social Transformation (Summer)

 Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

 Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change

 Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

 Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

 Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

 Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

 Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights

 Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development

 Brazil: Sports, Youth, and Social Justice (Summer)

 Cameroon: Development and Social Change

 Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

 Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

 Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

 China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)

 China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities

 Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

 Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

 Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

 IHP: Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics (Fall 1)

 IHP: Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics (Fall 2)

 IHP: Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics (Spring)

 IHP: Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy

 IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Fall 1)

 IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Fall 2)

 IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Spring 1)

 IHP: Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care (Spring 2)

 IHP: Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy

 IHP: Rethinking Food Security: Agriculture, People, and Politics

 IHP: Social Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Technology, Design, and Social Change

 Iceland and Greenland: Climate Change and the Arctic

 Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics (Summer)

 India: Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture (Summer) Available for graduate credit

 India: National Identity and the Arts

 India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

 India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

 India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices (Summer)

 India—Food: Sikkim (Summer)

 Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

 Indonesia: Community Nature Conservation in Bali (Summer)

 Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies (Summer)

 Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

 Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

 Jordan—Water: Amman (Summer)

 Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

 Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

 Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems (Summer)

 Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development

 Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

 Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service (Summer)

 Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

 Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity

 Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

 Nepal: Development and Social Change

 Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya (Summer)

 Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

 Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

 Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

 Panama: Marine Ecology & Blue Carbon Conservation in the Pacific & Caribbean (Summer)

 Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

 Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

 Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

 Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

 Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

 Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans Journalism focus offered

 South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

 South Africa: Education and Social Change (Summer)

 South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

 South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

 South Africa—Shelter: Cape Town (Summer)

 Switzerland: Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

 Switzerland: Food Security and Nutrition (Summer)

 Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

 Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

 Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy (Summer) 

 Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

 Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

 Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

 Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin (Summer)

 Uganda: Development Studies

 Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation

 Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development


English Requirements


SIT offers gift aid averaging between $2,500 and $11,500 for international students, based on need and merit. Several competitive SIT scholarships have also been established to recognize students who reflect the SIT mission through their professional and personal lives.

No additional application is required to be considered for SIT gift aid and competitive scholarships.

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