SIT Graduate Institute prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world, and is the oldest program of its kind.

SIT offers the unique opportunity to earn an international education degree from an institution that also provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. Students gain valuable access to the highly regarded SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living, both administered from the SIT campus.

Through SIT’s experiential learning model, students develop expertise in advising, exchange management, community education, and volunteer program management. Students may also take courses in SIT’s other degree programs to gain skills in language teaching administration, sustainable development, conflict transformation, and other areas.

The program combines faculty instruction with personal practice, analysis, and experience.

Degree Sequence

On-Campus Coursework, Two Terms (9 months) (minimum 29 credits)

  • Fall Term: September–December
  • Field Courses (optional): January
  • Language Intensives (optional): January
  • Spring Term: January–May

Practicum, Two–Three Terms  (6–12 months) (12 credits)

  • Two or three terms working with an organization

Capstone Paper and Presentation

  • Final paper and presentation on campus

Review past International Education capstone papers.