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.
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.