SIT Study Abroad
SIT Study Abroad is a program of World Learning, a private, nonprofit international organization that has been in existence for more than 75 years. World Learning works globally to enhance the capacity and commitment of individuals, institutions, and communities to create a more peaceful and just world through international education, exchange, and development programs.
SIT students step beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom to analyze critical issues shaping local communities around the globe. Students become deeply engaged in a topic and undertake their own research, case studies, in-depth practica, or community projects. SIT Study Abroad is deeply embedded in local communities around the world. Program components are designed to respect the strengths of local partners to foster enduring relationships.
EmmaAge: 19-24FemaleSt. Louis, MissouriWashington University in Saint LouisSo grateful for this experience - the most exciting, challenging, fun, and meaningful semester06/29/2015How could this program be improved?
From time to time, things felt a bit disorganized. This was challenging more me, since I tend to appreciate order over surprises. But, going with the flow is the Panamanian way of life, and I grew through learning to appreciate it.
MargotAge: 19-24FemaleNew YorkColumbia UniversityAmazing cultural & academic experience06/28/2015
BenAge: 19-24MaleUnited StatesBowdoin CollegeAn Experienced-Focused Semester in an Incredibly Biodiverse Country01/30/2015How could this program be improved?
More time for cultural immersion, though this would be difficult to do without cutting into field experiences. I would have also like a more conversation-based Spanish class, as opposed to the workbook/movie based class we had.
SavannahAge: 18 or youngerFemaleCharlottesville, VAUniversity of VirginiaExperience of a lifetime! This program is awesome01/30/2015How could this program be improved?
There isn't much at all that I would change about the program. If possible, finding ways to make the students' homestays a little closer or to have more group social activities. But really, there was nothing wrong with the program.