SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC


Vermont Open House July 28

Date: July 28, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Vermont Campus

Learn why SIT Graduate Institute is a pioneer in experiential education, with master’s degrees in International Education, TESOL, Conflict Transformation, Sustainable Development, and more. At our July 28, 2017 open house you can join small-group sessions with faculty members; chat with Admissions and Financial Aid staff, and with current students and alumni; and cap the day with a presentation by John Ungerleider. Reserve your space, or contact Maira Tungatarova.

Open House Schedule – Friday, July 28, 2017




9:00 – 9:15


International Center
(coffee, tea & snacks available)

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome and Introductions
Laura Andrews, Assistant Dean of Admissions

International Center
Room 101

9:30 – 10:10

About SIT, Degrees, and Certificates
SIT Admissions Team

International Center
Room 101

10:10 – 10:30

Career Services Overview
Squeak Stone, Career and Practicum Services

International Center
Room 101

10:30 – 10:40



10:45 – 12:15

Attend a Class

Classrooms around campus

12:15 – 1:15

with faculty & current students

International Center
Room 101

1:15– 2:30

Campus Tour
Led by Admissions staff & current students

Meet in International Center Lobby

2:30– 3:00

Student Affairs Overview
Steve Sweet, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life

International Center
Room 101

3:00– 3:30

Alumni Panel

International Center
Room 101

3:30– 4:00

with current faculty, staff, & students

El Café
(coffee, tea & snacks available)


Speakers Session: John Ungerleider

El Café


Optional tour

Downtown Brattleboro

Dr. John Ungerleider is a professor and chair of the Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation master’s degree program, and founding director of World Learning’s Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs. Those programs have served over 7,000 young leaders from communities in conflict around the world since 1990. Recent programs have included multi-ethnic groups of teenagers from the Middle East, Europe, and North America. John started the Child Labor Education and Action (CLEA) project and the Governor's Institute on Current Issues and Youth Activism for Vermont high school students. He served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, pursuing bicommunal conflict resolution in Cyprus. He has taught at Brandeis University and Hampshire College, and has trained international professionals, educators, and indigenous leaders. His writings address youth empowerment program design and impact, structured dialogue, conflict in multicultural teams, Middle East issues, educational collaboration, peace studies, child labor, and the use of music and poetry to promote peace. 

Alumni Panelist

Scott Sharland
Scott is a Program Specialist with Greater Falls Connections, a substance abuse prevention coalition in Vermont. He recently obtained his MA in Sustainable Development with a focus on policy advocacy. He has served twice in the US Peace Corps, managing an HIV/AIDS prevention project in the Caribbean country, and working with community and government organizations. Scott worked for eight years in the biotechnology industry. He was a Training Specialist for Amgen, and supervised staff members in the production of anemia medications.

In his current work for the Greater Falls Connections community coalition, he focuses on tobacco prevention, including outreach and collaboration at the county and state level. He also coordinates media outreach, youth engagement, and policy activities. Scott is Board Secretary for Groundworks Collaborative, a local non-profit providing services for those experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. 

Adam Housh
Adam Housh is a recruiter for the Peace Corps, working with applicants from Vermont, Western Massachusetts, Western New Hampshire, Plattsburgh, New York, and Montreal, Canada. He’s worked in publishing, teaching English as a Foreign Language, project design and management, and pizza cooking.

Adam served in the Peace Corps from 2012 to 2015 as an English-teaching volunteer in Armenia. He helped introduce new teaching methodologies and resource creation for teachers. He organized and participated in projects related to environmental protection, agriculture, gender equality and women’s empowerment, youth development, volunteer safety and security, and more.

Adam earned degrees in International Relations and Russian Literature, along with a minor in Slavic and East European Regional Studies from the Ohio State University in 2011. At SIT, he is completing his master’s candidacy in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation with a subfocus on Sustainable Development. He also participated in a CONTACT program in Kigali, Rwanda.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Adam currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with his wife, Nune. His hobbies include reading, writing (poetry and essays), cooking, studying foreign language and culture, and PlayStation. 

Adam Freed
Adam Freed is the Faculty-led Programs Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at CISabroad in Northampton, Mass., where he develops custom cross-border education programs combining cultural learning curricula with courses from partnering universities. He has been involved in international education since his undergraduate days at Spring Arbor University, where he sat on the leadership team of the International Student Union, representing the domestic student community to assist in drawing international and domestic students together. After receiving his B.A. in Global Studies and Intercultural Communication, Adam spent three years serving in AmeriCorps VISTA in Iowa, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. He graduated from SIT in 2017 with an MA in International Education.