SIT Graduate Institute Alumni Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious 2017-18 English Language Fellow Program

Five alumni from SIT Graduate Institute have been selected by the U.S. State Department for the English Language Fellow Program, a 10-month project training English teachers abroad. 

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.

India Field COurse

SIT Graduate Institute launches Youth Leadership M.Ed.

SIT Graduate Institute is now accepting applications for a new M.Ed. in Global Youth Development and Leadership, starting in spring 2018. This one-year program is designed for youth program staff, teachers, coaches, camp and school counselors, after-school providers, volunteer program managers, and anyone who wants to work with young people around the world.


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.

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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.

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SIT joins effort to foster local green economy

The School for International Training (SIT) has joined with regional institutions to form an Ecovation Education and Training Consortium as part of the Brattleboro-based Ecovation Hub. Officials from the four partners in the consortium – which also includes Antioch University New England, Greenfield Community College, and Keene State College – gathered in Keene, NH, on July 20 to formally launch the initiative. The institutions plan to enhance opportunities for student training and opportunities in the green economy and sustainable development in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. 


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.

New course will focus on Bernie Sanders and the political revolution

A policy advocacy course at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont will have an added focus this fall:  the “political revolution” ignited by the presidential primary campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the massive grassroots organizing that has erupted following the election of Donald Trump. 

Open house group

Open house is a great way to share the SIT experience

In early June, I took students in my Hampshire College TESOL certificate program to the SIT Graduate Institute open house in Brattleboro. Our goal was to learn about different professional development and academic opportunities within the field of TESOL, but once on campus it became apparent that our trip would be about much more than that.

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.

Solar panel site

Solar panels to be installed on SIT campus

The School for International Training has received a $100,000 grant from Windham Regional Commission to install a campus-based solar energy system that will also pioneer new research, strengthen community ties, and enhance curriculum at SIT Graduate Institute.

tea party

Visitors get a taste of SIT's diversity

Open House visitors attend international tea expo.

David Boutte

A Good Read

This year, SIT Graduate Institute students David Boutte and Charlotte Herz  paired up with Brattleboro’s Winston-Prouty Early Learning Center for work study. They’ve done so as part of the federal America Reads program, which has, for 20 years, put work-study students in schools, childcare centers, museums, and other organizations to support the development of local kids.

Lewy Global Education Technology Forum

The School for International Training hosted the Lewy Global Education Technology Forum on the Vermont campus April 25-26. More than 200 people participated in the event, which explored how schools and other educational programs can use technology to improve inclusion, collaboration, administration, and learning.

SIT Faculty Connect with Staff from Foreign Embassies

In order to build new connections and share expertise, School for International Training faculty and students met with representatives of foreign embassies on April 14


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.

SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order:


Sophia Howlett named President of School for International Training

School for International Training, which includes SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad, announces the appointment of international educator Dr. Sophia Howlett as President.

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.

The Loweys

Stephen and Nita Lowey launch scholarship fund to support SIT Graduate students

A $500,000 gift from longtime institutional supporters Stephen and Nita Lowey will make it financially possible for more students to participate in SIT Graduate Institute programs starting this fall.

Six reasons to choose SIT Graduate Institute