SIT Study Abroad

PO Box 676 Kipling Road Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0676 United States

About SIT Study Abroad

Year Founded: 1932

SIT Study Abroad offers semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East. We also provide students with comparative programs in multiple locations. Programs grapple with the complexities of critical global issues, like global health, human rights, sustainable development, migration, peace-building, and biodiversity, in specific cultural and geographical contexts or comparatively across different countries.

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Regional Integration, Development and Social Change

Argentina : Buenos Aires

With the creation of Mercosur and recent trade negotiations within the context of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay,...

Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

Chile : Santiago

Experience firsthand the impact of education and educational policy on social change in Chile and Argentina. Both countries are known for their high educational levels, sustained...

Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Peru : Cusco

Engage with traditional and contemporary societies in Peru, a nation with one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas. Explore complex identities that have...

Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development

Brazil : Fortaleza

Learn firsthand how social, political, and economic forces shape development in northeastern Brazil. The region offers stark contrasts between rich and poor, abundant rainforests...

South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad), Durban

Explore the dynamic socioeconomic, political, and cultural processes of South Africa, an extraordinarily diverse country in transition. Similar to other countries around...

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Explore issues of multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in the context of South Africa, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. South Africa is truly

Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

Argentina : Buenos Aires

Investigate public health policy, epidemiology, and issues of equity and access in Buenos Aires – one of Latin America’s largest cities. This program will provide...

Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity

Morocco : Rabat

Gain a multifaceted perspective of migration in Morocco, a country propelled onto the center stage of international debate by geography and current dynamics in global economy...

Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

Ecuador : Quito

Explore the relationship between power and language in Ecuador, as the country’s multilingual and multiethnic populations strive for social change. This 16-credit program...

Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics

-Multi-Country Locations : Brazil, South Africa and 2 other locations , United States, Vietnam Show less

Explore how geography, politics, and culture affect whether people can thrive in cities. The Cities in the 21st Century program examines the intentional and natural forces...

Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation

Panama : Panama City

Experience the critical environmental and social issues affecting one of the world’s most diverse ecological systems. This program provides students an immersive opportunity...

Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Samoa : Apia

Explore traditional society and social transition in Oceania. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research, students explore processes

Uganda: Development Studies

Uganda : Kampala

Examine current concepts, challenges, and debates in development studies in the dynamic context of Uganda. A custom two-week module with a choice of focus on public health,...

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Morocco : Rabat

Examine Islam as a system of thought, Morocco’s political system and monarchy, and the country’s place in the Middle East and in African, Berber, and Arab cultures. Additional...

Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Madagascar : Fort Dauphin

Nearly 175 million years ago, Madagascar separated from the African landmass and drifted toward its present location. Uninhabited by humans until 2,000 years ago, the island's...

Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy

-Multi-Country Locations : Chile, Jordan and 2 other locations , Nepal, United States Show less

Investigate the history of the human rights movement, the state of human rights protections, and future prospects and challenges across four national contexts. This newly...

Uganda: Post Conflict Transformation

Uganda : Gulu

The combination of a colonial legacy and post-colonial politics contributed to wide divisions in many African nation-states, including Uganda. Colonial policies created significant...

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan People

Nepal : Kathmandu

Through thematic lectures and field work, students explore issues of cultural preservation, religious revival, and sub-regional geopolitics and are challenged to consider...

Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Indonesia : Ubud

Explore the evolving relationships among religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Indonesia. This program takes students on a tour...

China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities

China : Kunming

Explore China's national language, Mandarin (Putonghua), and extraordinary cultural diversity in Yunnan Province with the option to earn up to 10 language credits in Chinese. ...

Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

Nicaragua : Managua

Explore Nicaragua a generation after the Revolution and investigate how today’s youth are creatively advocating for change. A generation ago, the Nicaraguan Revolution...

Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Ecuador : Quito

This country is home to more than 1,500 species of birds and 10 percent of the world’s known vascular plant species. Interactions with community members and local stakeholders...

Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

Australia : Byron Bay

Acquire methods, tools, and different perspectives on how to make our societies more sustainable. The Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action program is designed...

Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Mongolia : Ulaanbaatar

Examine efforts to balance open-door investment policies and protection for indigenous cultures in Mongolia. Students have the chance to live alongside nomadic herding...

Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

Rwanda : Kigali

In 1994, Rwanda was the site of one the most atrocious genocides in contemporary human history. In the span of 100 days, about 1,000,000 million people were killed, resulting...

India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

India : New Delhi

Explore the links between public health and human rights, with a focus on women, children, tribal, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India. This program...

Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care

-Multi-Country Locations : Argentina, Brazil and 4 other locations , India, South Africa, United States, Vietnam Show less

Investigate how communities can ensure the health and well-being of all citizens amid mounting challenges created by changing economic, environmental, and social forces. What...

Australia: Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology

Australia : Cairns

Investigate the terrestrial and marine ecological patterns and processes of tropical northern Queensland--a world vastly different from the rest of Australia. UNESCO has

Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy

Switzerland : Geneve [Geneva], Nyon

Study current questions and policies relating to development and public health in Geneva, the world's capital for international organizations dedicated to public health,

Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Tunisia : Tunis

Examine the dynamics between modernity and tradition, technology and culture, and history and social change in Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring. Study abroad where...

China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

China : Kunming

From barefoot doctors to traditional remedies, the Chinese public health system has drawn increasing attention in the West. In this program, students are given a unique opportunity...

Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

-Multi-Country Locations : Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and 1 other location , Serbia Show less

Gain firsthand knowledge of peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the struggle for human rights in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo. This program engages students...

Switzerland International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Switzerland : Geneve [Geneva], Nyon

While the city retains much of its French heritage and Swiss culture, Geneva's population is truly international, with a unique microculture of social and political organizations....

Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

Czech Republic : Prague

Gain firsthand insights into the transformation of civil society in the Czech Republic. Nongovernmental organizations and arts programs are emerging to empower socially marginalized...

India: National Identity and the Arts

India : Delhi

Explore India's living legacy of an ancient civilization through its ever-changing traditional and contemporary arts community. India presents an unparalleled diversity of...

Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change

Bolivia : Cochabamba

Stretching from the tropical Amazon to the soaring Andes, Bolivia's diverse landscapes and populations offer amazing contrasts--as well as significant challenges to development....

Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

Senegal : Dakar

Experience the enormous contribution to African arts and culture made by Senegal, a nation that has inspired centuries of poets, novelists, and artists. Learn to create...

Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology & Natural Resource Management

Tanzania : Zanzibar

Examine issues of natural resource management and poverty in this densely populated archipelago of more than 50 islands. Once the thriving hub of the East African caravan...

Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

Kenya : Nairobi

Study urbanization, health, and human rights in multiple locations in Kenya. This program examines health and human rights in Kenya through a complex constellation of

Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Cameroon : Dschang, Yaounde

Study development issues against the backdrop of Cameroons rich ethnic pluralism. This central African nation is home to more than 200 ethnic groups and even more languages...

Indonesia: Community Nature Conservation in Bali

Indonesia : Bali, Denpasar

Examine resource-use patterns and community-based conservation initiatives on the island of Bali. This program explores the challenges of nature conservation in one of...

Jordan: Summer Innovation Lab - Water

Jordan : Amman

Explore innovative approaches to water supply in Jordan, one of the world's driest countries and a location facing increased water needs due to climate change and a growing...

South Africa: Summer Innovation Lab - Shelter

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Examine Cape Town's built environment, where apartheid's legacies and burgeoning inequalities have combined to create acute housing challenges and innovative approaches in...

India: Summer Innovation Lab - Food

India : Gangtok

Analyze current trends and long-term prospects for local food production and nutritional security in the Himalaya, one of the most fragile, important, and bio-diverse ecological...

Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

Madagascar : Antananarivo

Explore traditional and allopathic healthcare from the context of Madagascar. This program examines how Madagascar's historical circumstances, geography, and demographics...

India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices -Summer

India : Delhi

Study ancient and holistic approaches to health and well-being in India. Visit centers of traditional medicine in Delhi and rural areas of the Himalayas. A country of...

Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya -- Summer

Nepal : Kathmandu

Conduct Earth science fieldwork in the spectacular setting of the Nepal Himalaya. View Complete Photo Gallery Witness a broad range of Earth processes and rock types....

Jordan: Health and Community Development

Jordan : Amman

Investigate health policies and practices in Jordan. Examine the health status of Jordan’s unique population groups including refugees and Bedouin tribes. Based in Amman,...

Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy

-Multi-Country Locations : Bolivia, Morocco and 2 other locations , United States, Vietnam Show less

Explore the social impacts of climate change through the political economy of food, water, and energy in some of the world’s most productive and vulnerable landscapes. ...

Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

Morocco : Rabat

Advance your skills in journalism, media, and communications by studying under the expert guidance of seasoned journalists in an international environment. This newly...

Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine

Chile : Arica

As migration and demographic shifts continue to transform the cultural composition of Chilean society, it is imperative that future professional health practitioners, policy...

Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies

Jordan : Amman

This summer intensive field-based Arabic language immersion program uses a content-based approach. Based in Amman, students engage in an Arabic-only environment of classroom...

India: Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture

India : Ladakh

Spiti, Ladakh, and Zanskar are among the most remote and beautiful areas of Indic Asia. Despite their political inclusion within the modern state of India, these areas are...

Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology and Resource Economics

Iceland : Akureyri, Reykjavik

Iceland is a world leader in developing the use of renewable energy. While this is partly attributable to the country's ample endowment of geothermal and hydroelectric resources,...

India: Social Change and Sustainable Development

India : Jaipur

Examine development strategies and trends in a dynamic South Asian context. India is the world's largest democracy--renowned for its exploding economy, vibrant IT industry,...

South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

South Africa : Durban

Examine the interplay of health care policy, education, and practice in South Africa. Students will focus on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and...

Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

-Multi-Country Locations : Rwanda, Uganda

Examine the root causes and social ramifications of conflict in Uganda and Rwanda. This groundbreaking study abroad program, offered during the summer, engages students...

Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Switzerland : Geneve [Geneva]

Summer Student Study the major challenges facing the contemporary international system, including conflict resolution and prevention, peace, and development, in the international...

South Africa: Education and Social Change

South Africa : Kwa-Zulu Natal

Experience the challenges and successes of educational transformation in South Africa through theory, field study and practice. More than a decade into democracy, South...

Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service

Morocco : Rabat

The SIT Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service program offers intensive Arabic language study, community service, and cultural immersion during a seven-week summer...

Brazil: Public Health, Race and Human Rights

Brazil : Salvador

Health care issues loom large for the Brazilian people and nation, which is the most populous in Latin America and the site of the largest African Diaspora community in the...

Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Argentina : Buenos Aires

From its diverse immigrant organization of the late nineteenth century through the populist Peronismo decades to the late twentieth-century military regime in which tens

Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

Jordan : Amman

Jordan has made enormous strides recently in health care, literacy, and democratic and economic reform. However, it remains challenged by a lack of natural resources, environmental...

Netherlands: Perspectives on Sexuality & Gender

Netherlands : Amsterdam

Study the history, cultural norms and political structures that help shape attitudes towards sexuality and gender. Pragmatic, socially liberal Netherlands is known for tolerance...

Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Examine economic and social development in the cultural context of Vietnam, one of Southeast Asia's most fascinating and rapidly changing countries. After emerging from...

Nepal: Development and Social Change

Nepal : Kathmandu

Renowned for its dramatic scenery, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remnants of tropical jungles in the Terai, Nepal is also a land of contrasting and complex ethnic...

Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Community Development

Chile : Valparaiso

Chile's return to civilian rule after 17 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Efforts to prosecute human rights violations that occurred during...

Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Tanzania : Arusha

Explore the delicate balance between ecological concerns and socioeconomic objectives in the vast wilderness expanses of northern Tanzania Home to Serengeti National...

Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development

Madagascar : Antananarivo

Study rapid urbanization and rural development efforts in Madagascar, while exploring the country’s diversity and rich cultural heritage. This program looks at the...

Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Ghana : Accra, Kumasi

A country of approximately 20 million people, Ghana boasts an outstanding artistic heritage that manifests itself in all aspects of cultural performance and craftworks.