programs are available for a variety of academic majors and in a variety of locations. Their programs immerse students deeply in their host country. Every day, students have multiple opportunities to engage with their surroundings and host communities. From studying a local language to eating and learning to prepare local cuisine, visiting important cultural sites and living with a host family, the options for immersion are endless. SIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. SIT was founded on the idea that cultural exchange leads to positive social change. They prepare students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship.
These programs expand options for students and are externally approved by Marquette University, which means state and federal aid will transfer to your SIT tuition, but Marquette Grants and Scholarships WILL NOT be applied to these programs. You will pay Marquette for health insurance, but will not pay Marquette tuition. You will pay SIT for all tuition and program fees, which are available on their website by program. But, because they are externally approved, you do not need to petition to apply.
SIT fulfills their mission of creating a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates. SIT programs are based on the experiential learning model. Programs combine classroom study with hands-on work in the field. This allows students to learn directly from local experts, witness local initiatives firsthand, and gain valuable experience. Just as SIT students gain something from the expertise of individuals within their host country, they are also able to give something back to their host communities. Past students have written bilingual children’s books celebrating local cultures or conducted research that provided valuable information to local communities. While SIT programs are interdisciplinary and accessible to a wide variety of majors, each program focuses on an issue of critical global importance. Programs consider themes such as global health, the environment and climate change, development and the economy, migration and identity, and peace and human rights. For more details visit SIT's program website
SIT Study Abroad offers semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Students step beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom to analyze the critical issues shaping local communities around the globe. For a full list of locations and program details visit SIT's program website