Aquila Ledbetter

Driving a Dream

SIT alumna Aquila Ledbetter finds her path in Namibia 

Kelly Wisecarver

SIT was the right place at the right time

SIT Graduate Institute alum Kelly Wisecarver speaks about how her SIT experience led to her current career success.

Chris Bailey

Hope and Clarity

SIT Graduate Institute student Christopher Bailey helps with disaster relief in Louisiana

Fabian Espinosa

SIT Launches Podcast Series

Listen to the first episodes of the On SITe podcast series, featuring SIT experts discussing issues like climate change, international education, green campus initiatives, and more.


SIT Awards Degrees To Sustainable Development Grads

The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute held a commencement ceremony for graduates of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Program on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.

Joe Sumo

Joe Preston Sumo, Sr.: Change-maker and Global Citizen

When he started his master’s degree in sustainable development at SIT Graduate Institute two years ago, Joe Sumo wasn’t thinking much about the power of religion to support sustainable societies.

scholars and sophie

At Harvard, SIT Global Scholars share stories of challenge and hope

The strength and resilience that refugees bring to our communities and institutions came into sharp focus when five global scholars from SIT visited Harvard University’s Faculty Club on July 20 for a roundtable discussion with SIT alumni and guests led by Robin Young, host of the National Public Radio talk show Here & Now.


Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our winners! We received great shots from current students and alumni all over the world, prompting some tough decisions. With thanks to all who sent entries, we present the winners of SIT’s 2017 Photo Contest.

Shannon Simerll

Bringing her best game – to SIT and beyond

During a junior year abroad from the University of Scranton, a new world of possibilities came into focus for Shannon Simrell. “Study abroad helped me see there was a world beyond my own that was accessible, a world where I could live, be welcomed, and create community.”

Hakim Williams

Commencement 2017

On Saturday, May 27, graduate students from eight countries received master’s degrees during commencement ceremonies at SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. Blue skies, green hills, and the flags of those countries provided a bright backdrop as faculty and students took their places to the sounds of African percussion.


Fadia Najib Thabet receives International Women of Courage Award

On March 29, School for International Training student Fadia Najib Thabet received the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award  from First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon.

DC Graduation


SIT Graduate Institute DC Graduation

Thirty-three graduates received their master’s degrees in sustainable development during an SIT Graduate Institute commencement ceremony in Washington, DC, on Aug. 14. It was the fifth graduating class in the MA in Sustainable Development program offered in Washington, DC. The program, which accepted its first class in fall 2011, combines two intensive terms of classroom work in development policy and management with a 12-week practicum.

Meet new Alumni Engagement Director Carla Lineback

Her family’s involvement in World Learning/SIT began in 1954. Now Carla Lineback hopes to foster new connections among alumni.