Step far beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom by studying abroad with SIT in Europe.

Phone:
888.272.7881 (toll-free in US)
802.258.3212

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802.258.3388

Fax:
802.258.3296

Mailing Address:
PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA

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"It's hard to imagine a better way to study abroad: you are welcomed into a family and a home, you are taught by local experts, learn the language, traverse the streets, eat delicious food, explore different cultural scenes, and at the end of the semester you are able to direct your own studies and conduct original research. The experience moves you beyond tourist status, gives context to conversations outside of class, and enables you to ask questions with insight."

—Danielle Hayes, Washington University in St. Louis

Learn alongside talented artists, writers, and academics in cutting edge theaters and art centers; meet policymakers shaping history in the areas of multinational diplomacy and public health; gain firsthand knowledge of peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the struggle for human rights. Experience local culture by sharing daily life with European host families.

Areas of focus and current program options include:

SIT Netherlands student engages with Reina Buijs, Head of the Health & AIDS Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

LEARN FROM LEADING ACADEMICS, POLICYMAKERS, and NGO ACTIVISTS
Attend lectures and briefings by influential experts at international and nongovernmental organizations, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross, and platforms of the World Trade Organization. Meet peace and human rights activists working with local organizations such as the Center for Peacebuilding in Sanski Most (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Serbia.

SIT Czech students meet with playwright and former President Vaclav Havel.

CONDUCT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON A TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE
Undertake independent research and primary data collection on an approved topic of interest, spanning issues as diverse as Roma identity; migration, refugees, and internally displaced persons; or development and health in complex emergencies. Final projects on the Czech Republic program may include a creative or artistic component in the visual and performing arts or creative writing.

"Through experiential learning opportunities such as attending dance performances and art exhibits, discussing underground theater and literature with my professors, and casual conversations with my host mom, I observed and experienced firsthand what my classes were teaching about Czech culture and history. The Independent Study Project allowed me to explore my topic of interest, mental health care, in the Czech cultural context—a very unique experience that has strongly shaped my future academic and career paths."

—Betsy Davis, Southwestern University