SIT Study Abroad Overview

SIT offers over semester study abroad programs focused on critical global issues:
  • Arts, Media, and Social Change
  • Development, Urban Studies, and Entrepreneurship
  • Global Health
  • Identity and Globalization
  • Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, and Environmental Policy
  • Post-Conflict Transformation
  • Social Movements, Education, and Human Rights

Programs are offered in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Programs foster academic rigor, intensive cultural immersion, substantial community involvement, and an emphasis on field-based research.  Programs include a range of topics, including those related to anthropology, art, cultural studies, geography, health, history, international development, international relations, journalism, language studies, political science, and sociology.  Topics covered often cross these designations, and coursework may be applicable to a range of academic departments.  The program curriculum incorporates classroom instruction and field study into each course.  Students typically live in homestays; take intensive language classes; and conduct an Independant Research Project, and intensive case study, practicum, or community project.

Program Provider: World Learning is a nonprofit organization that manages a variety of international education and exchange programs including SIT Study Abroad, the program of World Learning that develops and manages undergraduate study abroad programs.  World Learning and SIT are recognized as leaders in the field of international education, and their study abroad programs are unique in the emphasis on total integration, field-based and experiential learning, and independant student research.

Costs: The semester program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester. For 2013-2014, this is $27,210.

  • Includes: tuition, administration, housing, meals, complete medical and emergency insurance, and educational excursions and activities.  During the period of the Independant Study Project, students are given a stipend to cover the costs of accomodation, meals, and limited on-site transportation.
  • Does not include: airport transfers in the US, travel/property insurance, immunizations, personal expenses, and course materials.
  • Credit on Student Account:  In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, students will receive a credit on the Student Account for airfare (average commercial price), visa, and additional transportation and incidental costs associated with the Independent Study Project.  This credit will be applied against the balance owed on the account.  Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund.  Rollins College does not book flights for this program so students must make arrangements to pay for the airfare themselves.

Estimated Additional Costs Not Included in the Comprehensive Program Fee:

  • Airport transfers in the US: Costs will vary
  • Travel/Property insurance: Costs will vary
  • Immunizations: Costs will vary but estimated at $400-$1000
  • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1000
  • Souvenirs, entertainment, and independent travel: Costs will vary

      For more information about SIT Study Abroad programs, including individual program prerequisites, credit, deadlines, and the admissions process, please visit www.sit.edu or come to the Office of International Programs to meet with an advisor.

Fall 2014 Calendar

(program dates vary / listed are program dates which students are participating in)

  • Jordan
    • Health and Community Development
    • Sept 1–Dec 14
  • Ecuador
    • Comparative Eco and Conservation
    • Aug 31–Dec 13
  • Czech Republic
    • Arts and Social Change
    • Aug 30–Dec 13
  • South Africa
    • Community Health & Social Policy
    • Aug 22–Dec 4
  • Samoa
    • Pacific Communities and Social Change
    • Aug 21–Dec 5
  • Kenya
    • Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights
    • Aug 31-Dec 13
  • Switzerland
    • Global Health and Development Policy
    • Aug 30–Dec 13
  • Switzerland
    • Int'l Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
    • Aug 20–Dec 2
  • Chile
    • Traditional Medicine & Community Empowerment
    • Aug 26–Dec 8
  • Uganda
    • Post-Conflict and Transformation
    • Aug 24–Dec 6

Spring 2014 Calendar

  • Ecuador
    • Comparative Ecology and Conservation
    • Feb 2-May 17
  • Samoa
    • Pacific Communities and Social Change
    • Jan 30-May 16
  • Switzerland
    • International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
    • Feb 5-May 20
  • Tanzania-Zanzibar
    • Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
    • Jan 18-May 2
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