School for International Training places the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of all students. Through our more than 50 years of operation, we have developed sophisticated proactive and reactive risk management strategies. Our proactive risk management begins with in-country assessments of safety and continues through student orientation and emergency preparedness. Our reactive risk management strategies include 24/7 on-call availability, emergency/crisis response protocols, and comprehensive student insurance. Our structure also allows for rapid response and adjustment to changing situations.
SIT’s dean of students and Office of Student Affairs provide leadership and vision in the areas of student health services, crisis management, counseling, housing, safety and security issues, diversity, student conduct issues, and support for students with disabilities. The dean establishes and monitors best practices and institutional protocols for all student affairs operations in the US and abroad.
SIT provides ongoing support to students in areas related to mental health, accommodations for disabilities, and dietary and medical needs. We also offer LGBTQ support and religious/spirituality support.