SIT's 50th Anniversary
Celebrating a Commitment to Experiential Learning and Social Justice
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of SIT, founded in 1964 as the
School for International Training.
Save the date! SIT 50th reunion — August 8, 9, and 10
A celebration for alumni, students, staff, and faculty will take place on August 8–10, 2014, at SIT’s Brattleboro, Vermont, campus, with smaller events planned in other areas throughout the year.
In the early 1960s, Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps and an Experiment alumnus, called on The Experiment to conduct orientation and training for the earliest Peace Corps Volunteers. These orientation and training activities gradually led to the establishment of an academic institution, the School for International Training, in 1964. The institution was founded by The Experiment in International Living’s first president, Gordon Boyce, and executive vice president, John Wallace.
In 1971, the School for International Training awarded its first master’s degree for the Program in Intercultural Management (PIM), which still comprises a large part of SIT Graduate Institute today. Meanwhile, other language training programs for students from Africa and Latin America led to the founding of a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.
Today John Wallace’s vision lives on at SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro and Washington, DC, and in more than 30 countries worldwide with SIT Study Abroad. SIT Graduate Institute continues to offer programs in TESOL, as well as sustainable development, international education, and peacebuilding and conflict transformation, while SIT Study Abroad offers undergraduates field-based, experiential education programs that focus on critical global issues.
|Favorite Foods from Here and Abroad . . .
As a special publication for the SIT 50th Anniversary Reunion, we are preparing an international cookbook with YOUR recipes. Please send us a recipe — or two — and give us the recipe’s background. Maybe you learned it from your host mother in India, or you recreated a dish you first tried at a restaurant in Bolivia. It can also be your own family’s favorite recipe.
You have from now until May 30, 2014, to send in your recipe. But the sooner you send it, the better! Please send it to Beatriz.Fantini@sit.edu. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
50th Anniversary Calendar of Events:
- AIEA Reception Kick Off at WL 11th floor 6-8pm.
- 50th Celebration in Vermont
- New Generation Leaders Event with partner organizations (ie UN, USAID Aga Khan Foundation, World Bank)