SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT
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SIT Graduate Institute Overview

School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute equips students with theoretical knowledge, field experience, and professional skills. Programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT offers on-campus and low-residency options in Vermont and Washington, DC.

The Mission

SIT Graduate Institute prepares students to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens across different cultures. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship.

Students learn how to examine critical issues from multiple perspectives, acquire intercultural communication skills, and enhance their ability to work toward greater social justice. They are exposed to a variety of theories and ideas while learning from faculty members, practitioners, fellow students, and their own experiences.

SIT graduates go on to start nonprofit organizations, work in the field of international education, teach English as a second language, become government and civic leaders, and achieve success in the private sector in highly diverse entities across the globe. Students gain the leadership capabilities and cross-cultural competencies needed to advance international understanding, work effectively in multicultural environments, and foster a more socially just and economically sustainable world.

School for International Training is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

SIT Programs

SIT's graduate and professional development programs are rooted in the experiential education model, where learning occurs at the nexus of theory and practice. Students are trained to become highly skilled practitioners who have a commanding knowledge of the theoretical basis of their professions; experience in the field; and awareness of their own capabilities, values, and ethics.

Students can choose from various master's degree programs, certificate programs, and professional development programs in fields ranging from international education to sustainable development to language teaching to conflict transformation. In order to accommodate diverse professional and personal objectives, programs of varying duration and format are offered on SIT's historic 200-acre campus in Vermont; at the SIT Graduate Institute Washington, DC Center; online; and at overseas field sites.

While tailored to specific professional areas, all programs have common goals: to develop in students the knowledge, skills, and critical awareness to be professionally effective and successful in intercultural settings, and the leadership needed to build a more sustainable and peaceful world.

SIT Faculty

SIT Graduate Institute faculty members practice what they teach. With expertise in conflict transformation, international development, English and foreign language learning, international education, social justice, management, and human rights, faculty members at SIT Graduate Institute come together at an institution that bridges practice and theory.

SIT Students

SIT students represent a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and come from across the globe. They have worked for educational institutions, for NGOs, and in the public and private sectors. They may be activists working on issues of social justice and human rights, teachers, international education professionals, or recently returned Peace Corps volunteers. Students include experienced professionals who want to sharpen their skills, mid-career professionals seeking to change careers or boost their credentials, and recent college graduates.

Degree Options

- Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

- Master of Arts in International Education -- on-campus and low-residency formats

- Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management -- self-designed program

- Master of Arts in Sustainable Development -- in Vermont and in Washington, DC, both full-time and hybrid formats

- Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) -- on-campus and low-residency formats

Degree Components

- Coursework. Students take a set of core courses as well as courses specific to their chosen degrees.

- Professional Practice. Students spend several months working with organizations of their choosing that are relevant to their professional goals. The field practice can take the form of full-time, paid positions or unpaid internships.

- Capstone Paper and Seminar. The final capstone project provides students with opportunities to investigate a question related to their professional practice and to make original contributions to their degree fields.

- Language and Cultural Proficiency. All students must satisfy a language and cultural proficiency requirement, which can be fulfilled in a variety of ways, depending on the skills and needs of the student.

Location & Contact

SIT Graduate Institute

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

Graduate Admissions

Phone: 800-336-1616
Fax: 802-258-3500

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students382
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students382
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Full-time Percentage43%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown or International StudentNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty46
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%



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