Learn to plan and manage international education and exchange programs from a leader in the field for more than 80 years.
SIT's Master of Arts in International Education program formally prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world today and is the oldest program of its kind. In this program, you'll develop expertise in areas that include advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, volunteer program management, language teaching administration, and development education. You can choose from flexible program options to fit your needs.
This program is designed for professionals already working in the field of international education who want to advance their career with an MA. You can complete the program without having to leave your job or home community. The program comprises primarily online coursework; you'll come to SIT’s campus in Vermont for two short residencies held during the summer.
- Duration: Two years
- Format: Online with three 1- to 2-week residencies on SIT’s Vermont campus
The graduate certificate program is popular with international education professionals who have a master’s degree in another field and are looking to increase their understanding of international education. Once you complete the certificate program, you can easily continue with SIT’s online MA program in international education, if you so choose.
- Duration: One year
- Format: Online with a 2-week residency on SIT’s Vermont campus
Benefit from SIT’s partner programs and global networks. SIT offers students the unique opportunity to earn a master’s degree in international education from an institution that also provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. You can engage with staff from SIT Study Abroad, The Experiment in International Living, and other World Learning exchange and education programs.
Graduates of SIT’s international education programs obtain positions such as:
- Directors of study abroad and international student services
- Program designers
- International student coordinators
- Exchange program managers
- Community educators
- International student recruiters
- Admissions directors
- Directors of ESL programs
In both programs, you'll acquire a comprehensive education in the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of international education programs. You'll examine the effects of globalization, internationalization efforts, changing technology, and education policy on international programs. Learning derives from faculty instruction, personal practice, analysis, and direct experience. Current experience in the field of international education is expected, but previous or anticipated experience may be considered. These online programs are often a good fit for working professionals who do not wish to leave their current jobs and communities.