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While scores of refugees from Afghanistan remain housed on U.S. military bases, some have been resettled in Vermont thanks to a variety of organizations coming together with one goal—providing hope for a brighter future.
World Learning honors its 90th anniversary since the 1932 launch of its flagship program The Experiment in International Living. The program led to the establishment of both the School for International Training and World Learning.
SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett chats with WDEV’s Ric Cengeri about World Learning, School for International Training, and the Experiment in International Living that started it all 90 years ago.
Up to 100 Afghan refugees are in the process of being welcomed to southern Vermont by a refugee resettlement organization and a number of community groups.
World Learning Inc. announced the hiring of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer Wagaye Johannes, whose experience, voice, and leadership will advance the organization's core values of social inclusion and justice throughout its operations and programs.
SIT Graduate Institute’s 55th commencement ceremony on August 21 marked a milestone for students who had completed their master’s degrees – some remotely from home and others at SIT centers around the world — during a global pandemic.
Seven SIT students on the Ghana: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems summer program visited the Odopee Herbal Healing Centre to learn about its approach to treating eye problems, such as glaucoma.
Recently, the Vermont Department of Health held COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the World Learning and School for International Training campus. Nearly 700 vaccinations were administered during these clinics.
SIT Graduate Institute alum Josh Davis is working to end homelessness in Brattleboro through his work as executive director of Groundworks Collaborative, which recently opened a drop-in center and homeless shelter.
World Learning and SIT are exploring ways to use the organization's decades of experience to support the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) in its proposed initiative to resettle refugees in the Brattleboro area.
Through his work as Brattleboro Development Credit Corporations Welcoming Communities Program Manager, Alex Beck, an SIT Graduate Institute alum, is supporting a new proposed initiative to resettle refugees the Brattleboro area.
SIT language instructors are contributing to an initiative by the Community Asylum Seekers Project to provide English-language training to help prepare asylum seekers to find and keep jobs.
Wilmington City Councilwoman At-Large Rysheema Dixon, an SIT Graduate Institute alum, is working to end intergenerational poverty and promote healthier lifestyles through initiatives that create an experience of opportunity and inclusion for youth and families living in underserved areas in the inner city.
Three SIT alumni, two of whom now work for SIT Study Abroad, were recognized as Southern Vermont Emerging Leaders by the Southern Vermont Young Professionals and the Shires Young Professionals. They include SIT Graduate Institute alums Ian Hefele and Sarah Wiggins, who are both members of the SIT Study Abroad admissions team, and SIT Study Abroad alum Conor Floyd, who is now manager of the Farm to School Program at Food Connects.
The South Seattle Emerald has published a review of SIT Graduate Institute alum Reagan Jackson’s insightful new book, Still Here: A South End Mixtape From an Unexpected Journalist.
SIT Graduate Institute alum Justice Shorter shares her experience of taking part in an SIT summer program in Rwanda and Uganda as a person with a disability.
Since retiring, CONTACT founder Paula Green has been finding ways to apply her decades of experience in conflict transformation around the globe to address extremism and political polarization in the United States.
SIT alum Huei-yun “Lisa” Chen spoke at a rally in Brattleboro, Vermont, which aimed to spur communities to take stronger action to address the recent increase in anti-Asian violence.
Beatriz Fantini, SIT professor emerita, writes about her experience of moving to Vermont from Latin America and how embracing diversity helps enrich communities and bring people together.
SIT alum Angela Berkfield's experience as a social justice educator and activist was the inspiration behind a new book that aims to help parents teach their children about social justice and take action as a family.
Spring in Vermont offers a renewed hope and a new path forward thanks in part to vaccination clinics like the one hosted on World Learning and School for International Training's campus in Brattleboro.
In a letter to the editor, Vermont State Representative Michelle Bos-Lun, an SIT Graduate Institute alum, expresses her appreciation for those contributing to the state's efforts to combat COVID-19.
Zoe Turner-Debs, an alum of SIT Study Abroad Ecuador, has been selected for the Adirondack Land Trust’s 2021 Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks. During her internship, she will focus on applying geographic information system (GIS) skills in the field and in the office.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, an SIT Graduate Institute alum, discusses her three decades of work advocating for a ban on landmines and why human security is crucial to creating sustainable peace.