CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

WEBINAR SERIES WITH SIT

School for International Training (SIT) programs are developed around a framework of the most Critical Global Issues of our time—challenges that transcend borders and touch every human on the planet. We have developed this framework so that the next generation of leaders has the expertise and intercultural understanding to engage all identities, perspectives, and cultures with respectful, enduring, and meaningful responses.

During the Fall 2020 semester, SIT is hosting Critical Conversations, a webinar series designed to inspire community-wide dialogue on these global, interdisciplinary topics. The semester-long series will bring together our faculty, staff, and alumni around the world for a variety of virtual events. These issues cannot wait—please join us, connect with the greater SIT community, and help us move these conversations forward.

WEBINAR SERIES AGENDA & REGISTRATION BELOW!

CONVERSATION COMPONENTS

Faculty Lecture Series – Kick off each week with a lecture where we will introduce the Critical Global Issue for the week. The lecture will draw on expertise and perspectives from the Global South and will be moderated by Academic Dean Dr. Cheikh Thiam and Dean of Faculty Dr. Said Graiouid. Prior to the lecture, we encourage you to check out the resource guide below for extra ways to immerse yourself in the week's topics.

Open House – Tour our programs from the comfort of your home! Each week we will feature one SIT program within the week's Critical Global Issue. The virtual site visit will allow you to learn about the program firsthand from our on-site directors, faculty members, and staff.

Admissions Webinar – Meet our admissions counselors who will provide you with details about the admissions process, course options, upcoming changes, and more. Admissions counselors will be available to answer any questions you may have about programs related to the week's Critical Global Issue.

Alumni Spotlight – Get to know our network! These sessions will highlight our alumni from SIT Study Abroad, International Honors Program, and SIT Graduate Institute. They may include research presentations, career panel discussions, and videos from alumni who participated in programs within the Critical Global Issue of the week.

Special Topics Session – Broaden your knowledge on matters related to international education and study abroad. We will host a session each week on a topic outside of the Critical Global Issues, such as Scholarships & Financial Aid, Careers in International Education, The Future of Study Abroad, and more.

WEBINAR SERIES AGENDA & REGISTRATION

 

PDF icon Global Health & Well-being: Supplemental Resources.pdf

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Public Health, Pandemics, & Social Equity

Monday, 9/14 | 12-1pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar (Password: gK4dw3Ai)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought back to light the intricate relationship between equitable access to goods and services, and the historical disparities embedded in structural inequalities. This is particularly true in public health, where historically disenfranchised communities and countries have struggled to have access to decent health care. This panel will examine the effects of the pandemic on social equity and access to public health outside of the Global North with a strong focus on alternative models that have transcended class lines. The panelists will also examine the conceptual frameworks that have shaped discourse on access and equity, to develop ways to operationalize the democratization of access to good health care.

 

 

SIT Study Abroad Overview

Monday, 9/14 | 3-4m EDT

 

Please join members of the University Relations team for a survey of SIT's history and the organization today, followed by a detailed look at the program themes, structures, and locations for our undergraduate study abroad offerings. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

 

SIT Virtual Open House — South Africa: Community Health & Social Policy

Tuesday, 9/15 | 12-1pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar (Password: mYiJYZH3)

 

Please join Academic Director Zed McGladdery as he provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program South Africa: Community Health & Social Policy, as well as the learning center in Durban, South Africa. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Zed McGladdery

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar — MA Programs

Wednesday, 9/16 | 4-5pm EDT

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Global Health? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our admissions officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about this innovative program.

 

 

SIT Global Health Custom and Faculty-led Programs

Wednesday, 9/16 | 2-3pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar (Password: qJJenfS3)

 

From visits to hospitals, clinics, and community health centers, to shadowing healthcare professionals, what is possible on a custom SIT Global Health program? In this session, the SIT Custom Programs team will highlight SIT's expertise in experiential education and Global Health around the world, including a look at past custom programs. The panelists will additionally focus on best practices for faculty-led programming, as laid out in the Forum on Education Abroad's guidelines.

 

Presenters: Hannah Sorila

 

IDEAS Webinar: The Future of Study Abroad: How to decide when it is safe to begin again?

Thursday, 9/17 | 2-3pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar

 

The global pandemic has changed the way that higher education institutions view study abroad. In this webinar, the panelists will discuss the ethics of informed consent and international travel for students and faculty, both from institutional and local perspectives. The panelists will also present on how these ethical considerations can be incorporated into pre-departure advising for study abroad participants.


The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, also known as IDEAS, is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

 

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Thursday, 9/17 | 12-12:30pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar (Password: iVnTfs9Q)

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss: SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Sarah Wiggins

 

SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Global Health

Friday, 9/18 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT | View the Recorded Webinar (Password: DygMMJA8)

 

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Global Health programs. Learn about why alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time on the program, and how their experiences have impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.

 

Presenters: Craig McDonald, Wanda Dutton, Joan Tiffany

 

PDF icon Identity & Human Resilience: Supplemental Resources.pdf

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Race, Human Trafficking, and Modern Slavery

Monday, 9/28 | 11am-12pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Five hundred years after the transatlantic slave trade, the provision and obtainment of human beings for sex or labor remains prevalent. Today, "trafficked people," as the World Health Organization defines them, may be forced to work as beggars or soldiers, or may be made to serve as "wives," in the case of women and children. Human trafficking is thus a big and diverse business, and may, rightly, be considered part of the backlash against decolonizing forces, as well as the inevitable byproduct of late-stage, global capitalism. This panel will engage the controversial and painful topic of modern slavery, particularly the correlation between human trafficking and race.

 

Presenters: Suman Pant, Jana Byars

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Nepal: Tibetan & Himalayan Peoples

Tuesday, 9/29 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Dr. Isabelle Onians as she provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples, as well as the learning center in Kathmandu, Nepal. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Isabelle Onians

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Wednesday, 9/30 | 5-5:30pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Sarah Wiggins

 

SIT Virtual Programming: Lessons Learned from Summer 2020

Wednesday, 9/30 | 11am-12pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

In March 2020, SIT successfully repatriated more than 900 SIT Study Abroad students from 56 programs globally. The majority of these students migrated to SIT's online platform, where they completed their academic work. Join Academic Dean Cheikh Thiam, Program Manager for Summer and Fall 2020 programs, Katy de la Garza, and SIT Academic Directors as they discuss lessons learned from SIT's first cohort of virtual, summer programs, and the current fall and upcoming 2021 virtual programming.

 

 

SIT Virtual Programming: 2021 Program Options

Wednesday, 9/30 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Learn more about SIT's new online program options, including virtual internships and language courses. All programs are grounded in SIT's commitment to experiential, immersive learning.

 

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA Programs

Thursday, 10/1 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Managementa or our MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management at SIT Graduate Institute? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our Admissions Officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about these innovative programs.

 

 

SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Identity & Human Resilience

Friday, 10/2 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Identity & Human Resilience programs. Learn about why alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time on their programs, and how their experiences have impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.

 

Presenters: Craig McDonald, Wanda Dutton, Joan Tiffany

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Memory Activism, Transitional Justice, and Difficult Pasts

Tuesday, 10/13 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

In the wake of Black Lives Matter, Rhodes Must Fall, and the Arab Spring, there is the possibility of a new social contract that holds these truths to be self-evident: that contemporary social, economic, and political realities are rooted less in the very structures of the modern state, and more that explain and legitimate its fundamental structures. These histories are, in most instances, rooted in exploitative capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy as they have led to various types of slavery, segregations, and genocides. This panel engages with the ways in which communities, nation-states, and individuals from the Global South use "memory spaces" to explain inequality, shape discourses on transitional justice, reframe power dynamics, and create dynamic spaces that promise a more equitable future.

 

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration & Peacebuilding

Wednesday, 10/14 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Celine Mukamurenzi as she provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration & Peacebuilding, as well as the learning center in Kigali, Rwanda. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Celine Mukamurenzi

 

A Day in the Life of a SIT Study Abroad Student: Alumni Perspectives

Wednesday, 10/14 | 7:00-8:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join us to hear from recent SIT alumni about their identities, sense of self, and how they navigated studying abroad. Alumni will speak about their experiences and will answer any questions you may have. Discussion topics may include experiences with race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, studying abroad as a first-generation college student, religion, diet, exercise, budgeting, STEM, and more!

 

Presenters: Sarah Wiggins

 

Peace and Justice SIT Custom and Faculty-led Programs

Wednesday, 10/14 | 2:30-3:30pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

During this important time in history, when there is increased awareness and a growing commitment to human rights and social justice, the SIT Custom Programs team is excited to showcase SIT's custom and faculty-led options for programs focused on Peace and Justice. In this session, the SIT Custom Programs team will highlight SIT's expertise in Peace and Justice around the world, including a look at past-run and developed custom programs. There will additionally be a focus on best practices for faculty-led programming.

 

Presenters: Jennifer Cinti

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA Programs

Thursday, 10/15 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Peace & Justice Leadershipa, our MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management, or our CONTACT Workshop? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our Admissions Officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about these innovative programs.

 

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Thursday, 10/15 | 3-3:30pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Vanessa Doyle

 

International Honors Programs (IHP)

Friday, 10/16 | 12:00-1:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

IHP programs are academically rigorous semester-long programs that that explore health, human rights, climate change, cities, or food systems across four continents. Students begin examining an issue in the U.S. and deepen their understanding as they travel to three additional countries. Join Academic Dean Katy de la Garza as she provides an overview of IHP programs and changes for the spring 2021 portfolio.

 

Presenters: Katy de la Garza

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Pandemics

Monday, 10/19 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the controversial debate about its causes have resurfaced the intricate relationship between climate change, biodiversity, and pandemics. Focusing on cases from the Global South, this panel will look closely at the ways in which epistemologies, experiences, and the relationship between ecosystem integrity and human-ecosystem interaction, can help us understand climate change, prevent major ecological crises, and engage with sustainable development and environmental conservation in more responsible ways.

 

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Tuesday, 10/20 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Dr. Aly Dagang as she provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation, as well as the learning center in Panama City, Panama. Dagang will also briefly describe the Panama: Community and Nongovernmental Organizations summer internship program. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Alyson Dagang

 

A Day in the Life of an SIT Study Abroad Student: Alumni Perspectives

Tuesday, 10/20 | 6:00-7:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join us to hear from recent SIT alumni about their identities, sense of self, and how they navigated studying abroad. Alumni will speak about their experiences and will answer any questions you may have. Discussion topics may include experiences with race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, studying abroad as a first-generation college student, religion, diet, exercise, budgeting, STEM, and more!

 

Presenters: Zachary Coeman

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Wednesday, 10/21 | 11-11:30am EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Zachary Coeman

 

IDEAS Webinar: The Future of Study Abroad: Risk Mitigation in a COVID world

Thursday, 10/22 | 2-3pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

The world is eager to begin travel again, but how can your institution decide when it is safe to do so? This webinar will discuss possible frameworks for when and how to safely resume college or university-funded international travel. The session will also provide resources for study abroad professionals to assess the new logistical challenges that may lie ahead for student travel.


The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, also known as IDEAS, is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

 

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA Programs

Thursday, 10/22 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Climate Change & Global Sustainability or MA in Sustainable Development? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our Admissions Officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about these innovative programs.

 

 

SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Climate & Environment

Friday, 10/23 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Climate & Environment programs. Learn about why alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time on their programs, and how their experiences have impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.

 

Presenters: Craig McDonald, Wanda Dutton, Joan Tiffany

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Social Movements, Resistance, and International Politics

Monday, 10/26 | 2-3pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Social movements like the Zapatistas, Anti-Apartheid, Me Too, Occupy Wall Street, and the Arab Spring have shown to be significant features of contemporary global politics. This panel will examine the ways in which social movements from the Global South have shaped major democratic and anti-colonial revolutions over the past 60 years. Panelists will look at alternative frameworks addressing the diverse ideological orientations and successes of social movements from the Global South, as well as the ways in which they can allow us to imagine a more inclusive democracy.

 

 

A Day in the Life of an SIT Study Abroad Student: Alumni Perspectives

Monday, 10/26 | 4-5pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join us to hear from recent SIT alumni about their identities, sense of self, and how they navigated studying abroad. Alumni will speak about their experiences and will answer any questions you may have. Discussion topics may include experiences with race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, studying abroad as a first-generation college student, religion, diet, exercise, budgeting, STEM, and more!

 

Presenters: Andrea Asai

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations & the Future of the Middle East

Tuesday, 10/27 | 12-1pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Dr. Raed Al-Tabin as he provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations & the Future of the Middle East, as well as the learning center in Amman, Jordan. Raed will also briefly describe the Jordan: Engineering & Design for Sustainable Environments summer program. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Raed Al-Tabini

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA Programs

Tuesday, 10/27 | 4-5pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Diplomacy & International Relations? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our Admissions Officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about this innovative program.

 

 

A Day in the Life of an SIT Study Abroad Student: Alumni Perspectives

Tuesday, 10/27 | 7-8pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join us to hear from recent SIT alumni about their identities, sense of self, and how they navigated studying abroad. Alumni will speak about their experiences and will answer any questions you may have. Discussion topics may include experiences with race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, studying abroad as a first-generation college student, religion, diet, exercise, budgeting, STEM, and more!

 

Presenters: Vanessa Doyle

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Thursday, 10/29 | 4-4:30pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Andrea Asai

 

A Day in the Life of an SIT Study Abroad Student: Alumni Perspectives

Friday, 10/30 | 2-3pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join us to hear from recent SIT alumni about their identities, sense of self, and how they navigated studying abroad. Alumni will speak about their experiences as well as answer any questions you may have. Topics discussed may include: Race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, 1st generation, religion, diet, exercise, budgeting, STEM, and more!

 

Presenters: Zachary Coeman

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Development and Inequality Beyond Coloniality

Monday, 11/9 | 12-1pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Throughout the 20th century, the idea of development and inequality was imagined from the perspectives of Western modernity and founded on the principles of progress, individual liberties, and economic wealth. This panel brings a more critical eye to the colonial lexicon of development and inequality in order to question the dictates of global capitalism and neo-liberal democracies and to imagine viable and transformative alternatives to current global power structures from the perspectives of the Global South.

 

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

Tuesday, 11/10 | 12-1pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Fabian Espinosa as he provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages, as well as the learning center in Quito, Ecuador. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Fabian Espinosa

 

Development and Inequality SIT Custom and Faculty-led Programs

Wednesday, 11/11 | 2-3pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

If you are looking to engage students in experiential learning that confronts inequality and explores historic development practices, we invite you to join this session and learn how the SIT Study Abroad experience can be translated into custom and faculty-led programs. The SIT Custom Programs team will highlight SIT's expertise in Development and Inequality around the world, including a look at past-run and developed custom programs. There will additionally be a focus on best practices for faculty-led programming.

 

Presenters: Seth Diemond

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA Programs

Wednesday, 11/11 | 3-4pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in Development Practice or our MA in Sustainable Development? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our admissions officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about these innovative programs.

 

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Thursday, 11/12 | 3-3:30pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Andrea Asai

 

SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Development & Inequality

Thursday, 11/12 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Development & Inequality programs. Learn about why alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time on their programs, and how their experiences have impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.

 

Presenters: Craig McDonald, Wanda Dutton, Joan Tiffany

 

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid

Friday, 11/13 | 12-1pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Participating in an SIT Study Abroad program can be the highlight of a student's undergraduate experience. But cost can sometimes seem overwhelming at first glance. Fortunately, SIT offers an array of need-based scholarships and grants and works closely with the financial aid office of each student's home-college or university to ensure the smooth transition of financial aid. This session will go over SIT scholarships and the basic application process, and will provide a brief overview of external funding and the transfer of financial aid.

 

 

SIT Graduate Institute Scholarships & Financial Aid

Friday, 11/13 | 1-2pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

SIT Graduate Institute is fortunate to be able to offer excellent scholarships toward our master's degree programs. We also work closely with each student on Federal Financial Aid loan options, and partner with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and others. Throughout the application phase and scholarship selection process, we pay careful attention to each student's unique background. This session will go over SIT scholarships, as well as the processes involved in applying for Federal Financial Aid and key parameters.

 

 

Perspectives from the Global South: Education, Democracy, and Equity after COVID-19

Monday, 11/16 | 12-1pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the intricate inequality that characterizes local and global access to education. While billions of children in much of the Global South have limited access to quality education, their peers from more privileged backgrounds are offered unprecedented opportunities. This situation risks further exacerbation as the economic effects of the pandemic hamper education funding, especially for vulnerable communities. In parallel, the pandemic has shown potential for unprecedented innovation in the education sector and has showcased the resilience of communities. From the perspectives of the Global South, this panel will look at the challenges of equality and the possibilities of a promising future in a post COVID-19 world, with a strong focus on education, equity, and sustainability within modern democracies.

 

 

SIT Virtual Open House - Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

Tuesday, 11/17 | 2-3pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Please join Academic Director Roberto Villaseca as he provides an overview of the undergraduate study abroad program Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change, as well as the learning center in Santiago, Chile. The presentation will conclude with an open Q&A for all attendees.

 

Presenters: Roberto Villaseca

 

SIT Graduate Institute Webinar - MA & Certificate Programs

Tuesday, 11/17 | 12-1pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Are you interested in SIT Graduate Institute's MA in International Education (global or hybrid programs), MA in TESOL, MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management, or our Graduate Certificate in International Education? This event is designed for prospective students to learn more about the program design, curriculum, and application process. Our Admissions Officers Mary Kay Sigda and Maira Tungatarova will share in-depth details about these innovative programs.

 

 

Applying to SIT Study Abroad 101

Wednesday, 11/18 | 4-4:30pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

Join the Admissions team for an introduction to the SIT Study Abroad application process. We will discuss SIT's plans for upcoming semesters in the time of COVID-19, options for study abroad, steps to apply, the Independent Study Project, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

 

Presenters: Vanessa Doyle

 

Careers in International Education

Thursday, 11/19 | 2-3pm EST | Click Here to Register

 

The field of International Education encompasses formal and non-formal educational programs around the globe and includes participants ranging in age from pre-school to life-long learners. In this session, you will learn about the breadth of the field, skills used by professionals in International Education, and the kinds of jobs that are available. Time will be provided for you to get practical answers to your questions about breaking into the field, and you will leave with a clear understanding of next steps and resources for planning your career development.

 

Presenters: Sora Friedman

 

SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Education & Social Change

Friday, 11/20 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Education & Social Change programs. Learn about why alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time on their programs, and how their experiences have impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.

 

Presenters: Craig McDonald, Wanda Dutton, Joan Tiffany

 

Critical Global Issues Virtual Series Wrap-up

Friday, 11/20 | 3-4pm EDT | Click Here to Register

 

Please join members of the SIT University Relations team to recap the Critical Conversations Virtual Webinar Series. During this session, you will receive a brief overview of the series, learn where you can find recorded materials and resources from the events, and be able to ask any additional questions you may have.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All students, faculty, study abroad partners, alumni, staff, and global citizens are welcome to join any sessions that spark their interest. We look forward to engaging our long-standing partners and alumni, and those discovering SIT for the first time.

OUR SPEAKERS

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Michael Zoll
Dean of Student Health, Safety, and Wellbeing
Alla Korzh
Program Chair, United States
Alyson Dagang
Academic Director & Program Chair, Panama
Ana Laura Lobo
Academic Director, Argentina
Ana Rita DÍaz-Muñoz
Academic Director, Argentina
Celine Mukamurenzi
Academic Director, Rwanda
Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo
Academic Director & Associate Program Chair, Uganda
Fabian Espinosa
Academic Director, Ecuador
Imraan Buccus
Academic Director, South Africa
Isabelle Onians
Academic Director, Nepal
Jana Byars
Academic Director, Netherlands
Nuria Pena
Academic Director, Argentina
Orli Fridman
Academic Director, Serbia, Bosnia, & Kosovo
Raed Al-Tabini
Academic Director, Jordan
Richard Walz
Academic Director & Program Chair, Tanzania
Roberto Villaseca
Academic Director, Chile
Sora Friedman
Program Chair, United States
Steve Wandiga
Academic Director, Kenya
Stewart Chirova
Academic Director, South Africa
Suman Pant
Academic Director, Nepal
Victor Tricot
Academic Director, Spain
Xavier Silva
Academic Director, Ecuador
Zed McGladdery
Academic Director, South Africa