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.
JenniferAge: 19-24FemaleBoston, MAUniversity of Massachusetts- AmherstAn Enriching Experience in the Heart of the Middle East10/06/2015How could this program be improved?
While I made great friendships at SIT and a few Jordanian university students, overall, I felt my opportunities to connect with local students and young professionals outside of the SIT were slightly limited. SIT organized "Language Partners," (locals in their early to mid 20's who volunteered to help students around Jordan and assist in Arabic) however, I felt they were rarely integrated into our program, having had only one event in the entire semester to meet them.
I believe that by adding more opportunities to meet locals in our age bracket would have added to the entire experience. It would have given me more insight into Jordan and the Middle East's current events and culture, and of course, more friendships!
Sarah KateAge: 25-30FemaleBoulder, ColoradoUniversity of Colorado- BoulderStill learning from this experience years later.09/28/2015
LauraAge: 19-24FemaleNYC, NYSkidmore CollegeThis is a lifechanging and eye-opening trip09/28/2015How could this program be improved?
Definitely made me appreciate purified drinking water :) But honestly more than anything this became a joke on the trip and definitely brought us all closer and stronger!