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May 14, 2018

A hallmark of SIT's Vermont commencement ceremonies is the prominent presence of African percussion. Western Massachusetts musician Tony Vacca and his friend Steve Leicach, often with other musical guests, provide those sounds. Tony's long career became a cross-cultural passion when he first visited Senegal. In...


Apr 30, 2018

Brian Hammer, SIT Study Abroad academic dean for Asia and the Pacific, discusses the realities and rewards of studying in China. He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is an experienced traveler and researcher, and was previously associate director of programs in the Chao Center...


Mar 28, 2018

MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) chair and faculty member Leslie Turpin discusses experiential learning and how it's used in SIT's pioneering TESOL program. Leslie, who is also an alumna of the program, has taught at SIT since 1989. She received her PhD in integral studies at the California...


Mar 8, 2018

SIT Graduate Institute master's student Fadia Thabet received the 2017 International Women of Courage award from the U.S. State Department for her humanitarian work in her home country of Yemen. As a Child Protection Officer, she worked to prevent the recruitment of young boys by Al Qaeda and Houthi militias,...


Jan 19, 2018

SIT alumnae Vicky Garcia and Mary Hensley work with the indigenous people of the Cordillera region of the Philippines, helping farmers bring their heirloom varieties of rice to the rest of the world. Vicky grew up in the Philippines, and previously worked for the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment.