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.

Ken Williams

Dr. Kenneth Williams named Dean of SIT Graduate Institute

SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett has announced the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Williams as dean of SIT Graduate Institute.

four signers

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.

Lawrence Kabuthi. Photo by Kris radder

Global partnerships, global learning

Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi and others bring their experiences to SIT’s CONTACT program

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.

Debois Jennings
A pilot study abroad re-entry program for underserved students

We talk with International Education MA candidate DuBois Jennings about his groundbreaking practicum.

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.



SIT stands up for diversity

SIT President Donald Steinberg is among 29 Vermont higher education, business, and political leaders who have signed a statement reiterating Vermont’s values of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.


Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding Webinar

SIT Graduate Institute is please to share the recording of our Nov. 15 webinar, Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding, which drew participants from around the world.


Debra Fowler

LGBTQ history 'Unerased'

Alumna Debra Fowler seeks to “reimagine equality in the classroom”



Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding

Join three SIT Graduate Institute faculty experts for a webinar, Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding, on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Registration is free.



Building Community Connections

Two current students at SIT’s Brattleboro campus have been chosen as community outreach coordinators for the 2016–2017 academic year as part of a community engagement program developed through the Susan Donna Lessenco Fund.

Diane Larsen-Freeman

Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman will be back on campus in Vermont this summer

Internationally known language acquisition expert Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman will be back on campus in Vermont this summer to teach the course Second Language Acquisition for SIT Graduate Institute’s MA TESOL Low-Residency Program.

Jeff Unsicker teaching class

"Doing Development Differently" ... For Decades

SIT remains in the vanguard of development education.

Article by SIT sustainable development faculty Jeff Unsicker, PhD.