SIT Study Abroad _SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. In addition to its rich history, SIT Study Abroad has a number of unique qualities that make it an ideal choice for an extraordinary, transformative study abroad experience. SIT is a non-profit educational institution founded in 1964 as the School for International Training.
In the early 1960s, Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps and an alumnus of our founding program - The Experiment in International Living - called on The Experiment to conduct orientation and training for the earliest Peace Corps volunteers. These activities led to the establishment of an academic institution, the School for International Training (SIT), in 1964. The program later evolved into SIT Study Abroad. Today, SIT Study Abroad provides more than 70 programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations.
In 1971, the School for International Training awarded its first master's degree for the Program in Intercultural Management. Today, SIT Graduate Institute offers graduate and professional development programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), sustainable development, international education, and peace building and conflict transformation.