Full Time Vermont Programs
Details on 2016 programs and arrival information will be updated on this page in early 2016. Stay tuned for details or email your admissions officer with any questions.
Congratulations on your acceptance to SIT!
Welcome to the SIT Vermont Campus! We are pleased to welcome you to SIT’s historic campus in beautiful Brattleboro, Vermont. To ensure your place in the upcoming class at SIT, you will need to complete the following steps. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions officer directly or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you have not yet applied for financial aid, this is an important next step. If you do not intend to apply for financial aid, please notify your admissions officer directly or contact email@example.com.
Financial Aid applications and instructions:
For US Citizens and Permanent Residents
To secure your place in the incoming class, you must submit your $400 nonrefundable deposit payment by logging back into the student portal.
You may also send a check or money order to
SIT Graduate Institute
Office of Admissions
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
For International Students
International students must pay their first semester tuition and fees as part of their student visa process. Therefore, SIT does not require the $400 deposit payment for international students. International students should review the information concerning student visas and focus their efforts on completing the necessary steps to obtain their I-20 and student visa.
All students must complete a housing form indicating whether they would like to live on campus during the residency. Please check your email for a message from David Finck, director of housing, about housing options and with a link to the online housing form. Through the online housing form, you can select on- or off-campus housing during your time in Vermont and select a meal plan. If you cannot locate this email, please email David Finck directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIT offers private rooms to all students living on campus. Room sizes may vary slightly, but all include a bed, desk, closet, bureau, mini refrigerator, and shared bathrooms. On-campus students are also required to participate in the campus dining plan.
To confirm your space in on-campus housing and to pay the housing deposit, please complete the form below:
Off-Campus Housing in Vermont
SIT’s housing office maintains a list of off-campus housing opportunities in Brattleboro and the surrounding area. Please visit the link below to learn more about living off-campus and for the most up-to-date list of apartment rentals and shared living opportunities. (This list will be updated regularly throughout the summer.)
- Off-Campus Housing information List new list available summer 2016
Resident Advisor (RA) Positions
The resident advisor position (RA) is a full calendar year commitment (August 2016 until August 2017). RAs, under the guidance of the Student Activities & Residence Life Office, are collectively responsible for assisting in the creation and maintenance of a close-knit community on campus. RAs get free room and board for their work as a staff liaison.
The RA application deadline for the 2016–2017 academic year is March 7, 2016. Please consult the job description for more details. If you would like to apply to be an RA, please complete the housing form and send a cover letter and CV/resume to email@example.com.
Student Health Forms
All students are required to submit a health form. Please complete and return the following form to Cheryl Pennie Williams, Manager of Student Health Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 802 258-3509.
International students: If you received your undergraduate degree from a university outside of the US, you must submit a copy of your immunization record.
Health forms and instructions:
Health forms must be received in order for students to be able to register for or attend classes.
If you attended undergraduate college or university in the US, you do not need to submit an immunization record to SIT.
All students studying in the United States must have health insurance, according to federal law. SIT will not be offering health insurance to incoming students for the upcoming academic year. Therefore, students should secure their own insurance through personal, family, or state options. More details will be available in July.
Incoming students are encouraged to research their health insurance options from the following providers:
Note: US students may also want to consider insurance from their state of permanent residence. Be sure to select a plan that provides coverage in Vermont.
Preparing for Your Arrival
For students in the master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and intercultural service, leadership, and management, the semester begins with a two-week course called Foundations in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management. Please read the letter below for details about the course and how to prepare for the start of the course.
- August 30: International Student Arrival
- August 31–September 1: International Student Orientation
- September 2: US Student Arrival and Orientation Check-In.
- September 2–4: New Student Orientation
- September 8: First Day of Classes
Prior to the start of the fall semester, incoming international students can enroll in an intensive academic preparation course. The course is designed specifically for international students who wish to improve their English language and study skills before beginning the residency phase of an SIT graduate program.
The course includes but is not limited to:
- Discussion skills
- Presentation skills (formal and informal)
- Writing skills
- Intercultural communication and cultural adjustment
- US culture
- Pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar skills (addressed as needed)
Special attention is placed on grammar, academic reading and writing, note-taking strategies, class discussions, and presentations. Additionally, the course is a great opportunity to meet other international students.
Course title: Intensive Academic English Preparation
Course dates: August 17–August 28, 2015 (Arrival day is August 16)
Course length: The course runs Monday through Friday for the two weeks prior to orientation, with 30 hours of language instruction per week. Class hours are 9:00 AM–Noon and 1:30–4:30 PM.
Housing: On-campus accommodation is available in two-person dormitory rooms. The cost for housing is $47 per day. Meals (available in the school cafeteria) are included in this price.
Registration deadline: July 1, 2015
Applications will not be accepted after this date. This course requires a minimum of five participants.
How to apply
Fill out the registration form and mail it to the SIT Language and Culture Department, World Learning, PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
The Intensive Academic English Preparation course is available to all international students who will be entering an SIT graduate program in the fall.
Additional resources available during the academic year
- English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered at an advanced level during the academic year for students for whom English is not a first language.
- SIT’s Language and Culture Department has writing tutors who offer support for students in need of assistance with their written work.
For More Information
Tel: 802 258-3344
SIT Language and Culture Department
Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Please click here for a list of available work study positions. See each job description for specific application instructions.
Course registration will take place when you arrive on campus. Additional information on how to register will be made available in late July, but to get a feel for the process you can view the registration instructions on the MySIT page. You may wish to review the course catalog prior to your arrival:
- Your SIT Mailing Address. Please ask your correspondents to use this address:
[Your name], SIT Graduate Institute Student
PO Box 1313
Brattleboro, VT 05302
For shipping purposes, please use this address. Until you arrive, items will be stored in a locked room.
[Your name], SIT Graduate Institute Student
1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301
“Hold for arrival"
- WebAdvisor. By now you may be familiar with the WebAdvisor site. You will continue to use WebAdvisor to see your course schedule, your grades, your bill, financial aid, progress toward graduation, and other items. Please stay familiar with it.
- Library. The Donald B. Watt Library and Information Commons offers a valuable physical and electronic collection and study space at the Vermont campus. In addition, a wealth of online resources for students including databases, journal articles, ebooks, Mango Languages, films on demand, Refworks, and Libguides are available for your on-campus and off-campus studies. The library also houses original student and faculty research in the SIT Digital Collections database, which can be accessed from all over the world.
- LinkedIn. As a student in an SIT program, you are invited to join a LinkedIn group where you will be able to connect with fellow classmates before arriving on campus.
- Blogs. World Learning and SIT have a number of institutional blogs, including the SIT Graduate Institute blog, the SIT Study Abroad blog, and the World Learning NOW blog.
Brattleboro Shuttle Information
The Division of Student Affairs will be providing a complimentary shuttle service from the train station in Brattleboro on Tuesday, September 1, and complimentary shuttle service from the train and bus stations on Wednesday, September 2. Please fill out the Shuttle Request Form and return it as instructed.