SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations

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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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It completely changed how I view the world and my place in it - Wellesley College 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
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
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
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
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
i gained so much. it was so incredible in many aspects. language acquisition was probably my most exciting and humbling experience throughout the process. i feel amazed by my ability to speak the language and understand the rhythms of the culture a little better because of it. - Brandeis University 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
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
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
I had a wonderful connection with the other students on my program. It was worthwhile to visit this area of Brazil and get to travel around the Northeast. It was a worthwhile experience, but I would have wanted a program that gave us a better idea of safety, allowed us to voice complaints about host families, and gave us more co... - Wellesley College 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 awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 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: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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