SIT Graduate Institute Intensive Field Courses

Winter/spring 2014 field courses: Barbados/Trinidad, Mexico, Liberia, India, and Peace Boat

SIT students in Liberia

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Designed and led by SIT core faculty, SIT Graduate Institute’s intensive field courses provide students with experiential learning opportunities — in the US and abroad — through interaction with practitioners in the field, organization and project site visits, and professional networking. Field courses offer students rich onsite learning environments, and students often take advantage of this opportunity to explore possibilities for internships, conduct field research, and increase language proficiency.

To deliver diverse course offerings in locations around the world, SIT Graduate Institute collaborates with its partners throughout the larger SIT/World Learning network, which includes SIT Study Abroad, The Experiment in International Living, and World Learning International Development and Exchange Programs.

Many of SIT’s field intensive courses have pre-departure sessions for students to develop a common conceptual framework in preparation for their field experience. Students who are unable to attend these on-campus sessions may join the sessions through remote conferencing.

Winter/spring 2014 field courses:

Issues in Sustainable Development: Societal Change Post-War (3 credits)
Liberia: Monrovia, and upcountry in Bong and Nimba counties
January 25 – February 15, 2014
Instructor: Charles Curry-Smithson
Course number: SDIS-5020-LIBE

Leadership, Community, and Coalition-Building (3 credits)
Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago
January 19 – February 9, 2014
Instructor: Ken Williams
Course number: SDIS-5350-BARB

Intercultural Communication Course: Inter-Group Conflicts (2 credits)
Peace Boat—Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile
January 12–26, 2014
Instructor: John Ungerleider
Course number: ICHR-5000-PB

Intercultural Communication Course: Window on Oaxaca (2 credits)
Oaxaca, Mexico
January 19 – February 1, 2014
Instructor: Karen Blanchard
Course number: ICHR-5000-MEX
Note: Students who are not proficient in Spanish should register for a fall semester language course to gain the maximum benefit from this experience.

Special Topics in Sustainable Development: Social Innovations for Societal Transformation (2 credits)
India (multiple locations)
January 12 – January 25, 2014
Instructor: Aqeel Tirmizi
Course number: SDIS-5375-INDA
Offered concurrently with the Human Rights, Governance, and Advocacy field course

Special Topics in Sustainable Development: Human Rights, Governance, and Advocacy (2 credits)
India (multiple locations)
January 12 – January 25, 2014
Instructor: Jennifer Collins-Foley
Course number: SDIS-5375-INDB
Offered concurrently with the Social Innovations for Societal Transformation field course

To register for one of these courses, please email registrar@sit.edu or call 802 258-3283.

Participation in an SIT field course is optional. Additional program fees apply.

Note: There are limited spaces for professionals and non-matriculated SIT students to apply for a field intensive course and earn graduate credit, continuing education units (CEUs), or to gain field exposure and expand their competencies.
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