Coursework: Each SIT Study Abroad program comprises several of the following academic components. Program-specific components are listed on individual program web pages.
- Interdisciplinary Seminars: Thematic seminars merge student experience with academic theory to examine critical issues from multiple perspectives.
- Educational Excursions/Site Visits: Excursions outside the classroom are an integral part of each program. Excursions provide comparative perspectives on important program themes and offer new settings in which to engage.
- Intensive Language Study: Programs typically offer language study at the intermediate and advanced levels and/or beginning instruction in a less commonly taught language spoken by the local community.
- Fieldwork Methods and Ethics: Students learn appropriate methodologies that prepare them to undertake fieldwork on topics connected to the program theme. Students develop research skills and approaches. Students also examine the ethics and impact of their research on local communities.
- Independent Study Project (ISP): Typically conducted during the last month of the semester, the ISP allows students to pursue original research on selected subjects requiring deep investigation and analysis. Final projects generally include a 20 to 40-page paper and presentation to peers, academic staff, and interested members of the host community. In addition to the typical research paper, projects can take the form of oral histories, case studies, or artistic presentations.
- Case Studies: Case Studies offer opportunities for in-depth investigation and study through independent research and field visits.
- Practicum/Community Project: Practicum placements and community service projects offer students the opportunity to work with a local entrepreneur, small business, nonprofit, or NGO as a core component of the program. In addition to granting students the opportunity to critically examine a topic, community, or situation in a field study context, the experience can provide a new setting in which to further language skills and cultural immersion while giving back to the host community.
Credits: SIT semester programs typically offer 12-17 credits and academic year programs offer at least 24 credits. See individual program listings for credit distribution and other details. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript.
Transfer of Credits: Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA. Students who successfully complete this program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from SIT.
Complete List of SIT Study Abroad Programs Available to Rollins Students
NOTE: Rollins does NOT guaranteee that Rollins students will be allowed to participate on any program to a country with an active Travel Warning. The Director of IP will review requests to participate on these programs (noted below) on a case-by-case basis. (Travel Warning)
Africa, South of the Sahara
Asia and the Pacific
- Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change
- Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights
- Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
- Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
- Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology
- Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
- Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development
- Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
- Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
- Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment
- Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
- Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages
- Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media
- Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
- Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
North Africa and the Middle East
SIT creates opportunities for study abroad for a wide range of students through financial support. Grants and endowment funds also help to provide scholarships based on several criteria including need and merit for accepted SIT Study Abroad students. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
SIT Study Abroad scholarships and funds include:
- Pell grant Match Scholarships
- The Compton Fund for programs with environmental, post-conflict transformation, or sustainable development themes, with priority for US minority groups
- The Diversity Fund
- Engineering Scholarships
- The Houston International Scholarship
- Institute for International Public Policy Fund (IIPP) Scholarship
- The Lewy Family Global Health Scholars Fund
- The Middle East and Islamic Studies Scholarship
- Sally Bragg Baker Scholarship
- SIT Fund
- The Workum Fund
Visit http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for more information or come discuss your scholarship and financial planning with an advisor in International Programs.