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SIT Study Abroad currently offers more than 80 summer and semester programs in 40 countries worldwide, including comparative programs in multiple countries. Students can choose your theme, format, language, and duration, with options for undergrad... read more

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Yes! Confidence. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about my history as an African American and I learned about different cultures. This program was worthwhile because I made lifelong friends in the program and in each country. - Xavier University of Louisiana View Entire Review
Intercultural exchange, definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Take whatever you think you know about a country you haven't experienced firsthand and put those beliefs behind you. No matter what you read, hear, think, or research about Brazil - you will be utterly surprised and taken aback when you actually experience the country with your own eyes. The northeast of Brazil, in particular, i... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be open minded when meeting and interacting with people who are very different from me. I learned about social enterprises and am inspired to continue in this field. I gained so much knowledge on different countries and cultures and lifestyles, as well as a set of new skills. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned not to take myself so seriously and appreciate the little things in life. Working with a vulnerable population and learning about the social and health disparities of multiple places, made me more aware of what I want to do professionally as well as the issues my home country has. I think the biggest lesson though was ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Excellent research experience, exposure to serious issues, and cultural immersion. Definitely worthwhile but not easy. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much from this program. I think the biggest takeaway was learning what it means to be really independent and to immerse myself in a culture completely. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
People often say that their study abroad experience changed their life. But this one actually does. I found my voice, my strength, and a whole new appreciation for East African culture and the experiences of the northern Ugandan people. I experienced some of the emotional and heart-wrenching moments on this trip, but I think ... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I had an incredible semester. I gained great experiences working with NGO's and living with my host family. I was very lonely, however, because I could not meet Brazilians my age and did not want to hang out with other American students. - Pomona College View Entire Review
It enriched my life and perspective with new cultural and personal experiences. It increased my global perspective and strayed away from a U.S. centric one. Also, on an emotional level, it forced me to grow as a person by making me take on challenges that I never would have thought I would be able to do. It was completely worthw... - Occidental College View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent, my French improved a lot, and I became well-acquainted with French culture. The program fulfilled all of my expectations and I would do it again in a second. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about public health, specifically within the context of Afro-Brazilian culture. It was so fascinating to note how both Western medicine and the alternative Candomblé religion can work in conjunction to help patients or conversely conflict tremendously with each other. I absolutely feel in love with the Brazilia... - Trinity University View Entire Review
It completely changed how I view the world and my place in it - Wellesley College View Entire Review
To try to describe everything I learned during this program would be impossible. I learned a lifetime of lessons (as cliche as that sounds). The personal growth from the people on the program and the organization leaders/ beneficiaries we met while explore the social enterprise scene in each country has pushed me into explore mo... - Duke University View Entire Review
How interact critically with the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Completely worthwhile. I grew a lot from this experience and learned so much about public health and the intersectionality with race. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I gained a great new group of friends, a hugely broadened perspective, experiential knowledge based in three different countries and regions, and a host of amazing new experiences. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learn that it is okay if you do not know what is happening and just roll with whatever is happening because it helps you adapt a lot better. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
There are a hundred answers to this question. I don't think it is humanly possible to do this program and not gain a book's worth of experience and knowledge and perspective. Definitely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to speak french in conversation and in class. I learned to relate to other people from different cultures than my own. I grew an understanding for all immigrants that move to a part of the world where they must use a new language. - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
When you arrive in Gulu, you are given an Acoli name; mine was Lanyero, meaning laughter and joy. That name paved my way through the most beautiful and challenging journey of my life, meeting extraordinary individuals and hearing their stories, bouncing over treacherous African roads, and witnessing post-conflict transformation ... - Franklin College Switzerland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
I learned a great deal about Public Health in Brazil, as well as the culture from the region. It was completely worthwhile, because I was able to utilize my new knowledge base and conduct research in the area. - University of Denver View Entire Review
I feel so much more independent and self-sufficient. Also, my confidence in my language skills really shot up, as well as my hesitation in speaking it. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a ton, its impossible to put into this box. Yes, worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review

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SIT Study Abroad currently offers more than 80 summer and semester programs in 40 countries worldwide, including comparative programs in multiple countries. Students can choose your theme, format, language, and duration, with options for undergraduate research and internships. SIT Study Abroad programs are interdisciplinary and open to a wide range of majors.  Over the years, some SIT Study Abroad programs are discontinued, others are added.  This listing is a home to reviews from SIT Study Abroad programs that are no longer operating, but the reviews give you some insight into the quality of the provider. 

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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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