Vermont Fall Students

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

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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

Financial Aid information 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
Box 676
Kipling Road
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.

Housing Options

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

On-Campus Housing

SIT DormSIT 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.)

If you would like a copy of the most recent off-campus housing document, please email David Finck directly at

Resident Advisor (RA) Positions

The resident advisor (RA) position is a full calendar year commitment (August 2017 until August 2018). 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 job description and application will be available later in February, 2017.

To apply for an RA position, please follow the instructions in the RA job description.

Dining Services

  • Meal Plan Information for on-campus and off-campus students. You can select a meal plan when you complete the housing information email response.

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 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.

Student Insurance

All students studying in the United States must have health insurance, according to federal law. SIT is unable to offer a campus-based insurance plan. Therefore, students should secure their own insurance through personal, family, or state options. 

Incoming students are encouraged to research their health insurance options from the following providers:

US Students
Vermont Health Connect

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.

International Students
International Medical Group
HTH Travel Insurance
Compass Benefits Group

Preparing for Your Arrival

International Student Orientation - schedule will be available this summer

New Student Orientation, all students - schedule will be available this summer


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.

Foundations Course Welcome Letter

  • August 28: International Student Arrival
  • August 29: International Student Orientation
  • August 30: US Student Arrival and Orientation Check-In. 
  • August 30–September 1: New Student Orientation
  • September 5: First Day of Classes

Billing information and due dates


Students for whom English is not their first language may be interested in additional English language preparation before the start of the fall semester. The International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts provides English language instruction to students to help prepare them for graduate-level study. If you are interested in pursuing this additional language preparation, please contact ILI directly at 413-586-7569 or

Additional ESL resources will be available at SIT 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
World Learning
Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302

A list of work study positions will be posted in early to mid-August. Students will apply directly to each position that interests them according to the instructions on each job description.

Course registration will take place when you arrive on campus. 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, before you arrive, please use this address:
    [Your name], Incoming Grad Student
    1 Kipling Road
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    “Hold for arrival"

    Until you arrive, items will be stored in a locked room.


  • 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.

Brattleboro Shuttle Information

The Division of Student Affairs will be providing a complimentary shuttle service from the train station and bus stations in Brattleboro on Wednesday, August 30. Advanced reservation is required. To request shuttle service, please complete the shuttle request form.

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