Brattleboro, VT: School for International Training

When we were in Milwaukee, we met Katie Wied…who encouraged us to stop in Brattleboro, VT. She had attended the School for International Training and is now interning in Milwaukee at Alterra Coffee. As we got closer to Vermont, she put us in touch with the right people, and we landed on the SIT campus for the afternoon. They have just started a new environmental group on campus, and Megan (our contact there) is leading that group.

It was dreary and raining the entire day, but the students we met were like a little ray of sunshine! There are students from more than 35 countries at SIT…and we had fun talking with people from all over the world. We’re spreading the love internationally! :) Woo! The school is small (around 200-300 students)…but the programs are amazing (check out their masters program in sustainable development and another in socially responsible management). The campus sits on 200 acres of beautiful Vermont countryside. If you’re looking for a great grad school…definitely check them out.

Here is their mission statement:

The mission of the School for International Training is to 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. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and degree and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.

Thanks to all of you that stopped to see us at SIT…keep livin’ lightly!

Edited to add: Later on that evening, I went into town to find a wi-fi connection and ran into Megan at the Twilight Tea Lounge. We sat and sipped tea while I blogged and she wrote a paper. She has beautiful dreads…she’s had them for 6 years. It was fun that our paths crossed again!

Photo album here.

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