• STRENGTHENING intercultural understanding

    STRENGTHENING intercultural understanding

  • Dr. Sora Friedman's class

    EXPLORING critical global issues

  • Teachers in Nepal

    FOSTERING relationships worldwide

  • CONTACT participants


  • Students in Mongolia

    EXPERIENTIAL learning

  • Independent Study Project in India

    FIELD-BASED study

  • "I knew I wanted a career overseas, so SIT seemed like the perfect fit and it was. The SIT experience was indeed rich in so many ways, but I loved the extra edge it gave to the importance of cultural understanding. I also liked that we had tough classes like statistics." *

    SIT Study Abroad SIT Graduate Institute

    A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT Study Abroad offers semester, summer, and academic year programs in nearly 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations.

    SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused master's degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of conflict transformation, international education, sustainable development, and TESOL. Founded over 40 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, SIT Graduate Institute's flexible full-time and low-residency programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication.


    SIT 50 years, 1964-2014Our Mission
    SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.


    * SIT alumna quote contributed by Pamela White, US Ambassador to Haiti, SIT Graduate Institute alumna.