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.
MaryAge: 19-24FemaleColorado Springs, Colorado.Whitman CollegeLearning to Read11/08/2015How could this program be improved?
Because this program moves around, it can be a little harder to make Ecuadorian friends. But between homestays and the Independent Study, there are opportunities if you take advantage of them.
AbbeyAge: 19-24FemaleBloomington, IndianaIndiana University- BloomingtonSIT South Africa Review11/01/2015
AliceAge: 25-30FemaleSan Francisco, CATulane UniversityBest decision I made in college10/19/2015How could this program be improved?
I remember being a bit disappointed that we did speak a lot of English at school. The semester I was there had some really strong French speakers and some beginners. So sometimes I felt I wasn't getting enough practice at school, where I spent the majority of my day. But it just encouraged me to speak more with my host family and with locals.
AlexAge: 19-24FemaleSan Antonio, TXTrinity UniversitySIT South Africa - once in a lifetime10/17/2015
KayleighAge: 19-24FemaleHamilton, NYColgate UniversityReview of SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy10/14/2015