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Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Lesch talks about the importance of temporary housing for refugee resettlement, which is helping to build southern Vermont's economic and social diversity and strength.
On Vermont Edition, World Learning’s Tim Rivera and leaders from two national resettlement agencies discuss the importance of housing as it relates to Vermont’s refugee resettlement efforts. With local partners, World Learning/School for International Training provides temporary housing and English language and cultural orientation programming for refugees on SIT’s campus.
Greg Lesch, executive director of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, writes that State funding for temporary housing for refugees on the World Learning/School for International Training campus is more than a humanitarian gesture; it is a strategic investment in the future of southern Vermont.
World Learning/School for International Training hosted a bicycle safety training for some of the 64 new Vermonters who are temporarily housed on the SIT campus. The training was provided by Rescue Inc., with helmet donations coordinated by World Learning and the Vermont Department of Health.
SIT’s Dr. Bruce W. Dayton writes an op-ed for The Hill in which he stresses the need for more non-military engagement with Russia. "Military planners have tried to gain territory in hopes that their efforts would result in forcing Russian President Vladimir Putin to the negotiating table. This peacemaking must now intensify, and different approaches should be encouraged."
SIT's Dr. Bruce Dayton is interviewed about the real world impact of U.S. aid and options in the Russia-Ukraine war on the national news outlet Scripps News.
SIT organized a trunk-or-treat for refugee families, most of whom had never experienced a U.S. style Halloween. In January 2021, SIT began providing housing to people from around the world on its campus in cooperation with the Ethiopian Community Development Council and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation.
African countries "provide examples of resilience beyond the Western perspectives," writes Dr. Robert A. Scott in Higher Ed Jobs. "The School for International Training (SIT) has the largest portfolio of education abroad programs on the African continent."
SIT's Vice President of Marketing and Communications Nara de Sa Guimaraes joined Stevie Bridgewater on The Washington Report to talk about School for International Training's programs in Africa and how they transform students' worldviews and add invaluable global context to academic and career paths.
On excursion to Istanbul, students on SIT Jordan visit Enab Baladi, a media organization run by young Syrian refugees.
"My rich experiences erased the limited narrative about Africa that I had been exposed to from American media," writes World Learning Trustee Elizabeth Clay Roy.
New Hampshire Public Radio and Pacifica syndicated radio host Arnie Arnesen talks with SIT Professor Bruce W. Dayton about the likelihood of a peace process to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
At School for International Training’s 57th commencement, 35 new graduates were welcomed to an extensive global network of alumni working to confront the injustices and existential challenges facing today’s world.
SIT alumna Liza Burrell-Aldana, principal of Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, was named The Washington Post’s Principal of the Year.
World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins writes about U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's impact throughout his eight terms in the U.S. Senate and how he has proven to be a real-life superhero to many, including those at World Learning and School for International Training, his constituents across Vermont, and all those around the world whose lives have been improved by his leadership in diplomacy, development, and peacebuilding.
Peace Corps CEO Carol Spahn talks with Vermont Public ahead of her visit to Brattleboro, where she will speak at School for International Training’s 56th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Peace Corps CEO Carol Spahn will speak on August 13 during the dedication of a new historical marker on the SIT campus. The marker denotes the historic significance of SIT’s origins as one of the first institutions to train outbound Peace Corps volunteers starting in the early 1960s.
Afghan refugees continue to make their way to Vermont to start a new life. A new multicultural community center in Brattleboro is helping with that transition.
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.