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SIT Graduate Institute

Welcome to SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute is a nonprofit, accredited graduate school that offers master’s degrees and graduate level certificates and professional development programs.

Multiple Program Options. SIT provides master’s and certificate programs through on-campus and low-residency formats to accommodate a global student body living and working around the world.

International Field Courses. SIT students can study abroad as part of their master's degree program through short-term intensive field courses.

A Global Reputation. SIT is a pioneer and worldwide leader in the professional fields in which we teach and work — TESOL, international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and intercultural management.

A Focus on Values and Mission. SIT's learning community is shaped by highly skilled practitioners committed to advancing sustainability, equity, inclusion, and social change, across a diversity of sectors.

An International Learning Community. SIT students come from all over the globe. Many return to their home countries, where they use their learning at SIT to effect change.

The SIT Graduate Experience:

  • Experiential, hands-on learning in strong, multicultural cohorts
  • A focus on social justice and engaged global citizenship — from the grassroots to macro level
  • A carefully structured curriculum of theory, practice, and reflection
  • Personalized learning plans aligned with career objectives
  • Practitioner faculty and an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • A mentored, supervised practicum or teaching internship with organizations worldwide
  • Comprehensive career and practicum services to advance students’ careers

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.


NEASC logoWorld Learning’s academic programs offered through SIT (founded as the School for International Training) are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of SIT. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA  01803; 781 425-7714; email:

SIT Graduate Institute is a member of the Windham Higher Education Cooperative, a consortium of six higher education institutions with a presence in Windham County, Vermont. In addition to SIT, the cooperative includes Marlboro College, Landmark College, Vermont Technical College, Union Institute, and the Community College of Vermont. Learn more.

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