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.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, meals, visa, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, 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:.
    • Airfare from Orlando: Costs will vary depending on program location but estimated from $600-$2000
    • Visa: Costs will vary but estimated at $100-$500
    • Immunizations (if required): Costs will vary but estimated at $400-$1000
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1,000
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $800-$1600
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.

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

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