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2010 NPCA School for International Training Scholarships Awarded | National Peace Corps Association

2010 NPCA School for International Training Scholarships Awarded | National Peace Corps Association. NPCA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 SIT Graduate Institute scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in international programs at the school’s Brattleboro, Vermont campus. The NPCA scholarship was established in 2000 to recognize the long-standing ties between SIT and the Peace Corps. Members of the NPCA who have one year or more of significant intercultural experience are eligible to apply and several awards of $10,000 are made each year. The current recipients are: Chris Blackwood, Erin Peot, Jill Ranaivoson, and Katrina Busick. Read the entire blog at the National Peace Corps Association site.  The SIT scholarship is just one example of the longstanding ties between the National Peace Corps Association and World Learning/SIT. To learn more about the scholarship, click here. 

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SIT alum finds education scholarships for Kenyan youth

Written by Lydia Spitalny, a SIT Study Abroad Kenya alum. She is currently the Co-Executive Director of Education for the Future Foundation, an education nonprofit organization in Kenya that is partnering with SIT Study Abroad Kenya. Lydia has also completed the SIT Graduate Institute CONTACT course in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. The greatest lesson I have taken from my experiences with SIT and World Learning is the necessity of community.  I first came to Kenya in 2007 on the SIT Study Abroad Kenya program. I enrolled in the program in order to practice my Kiswahili, explore a continent that I felt was deeply misunderstood, and to visit a country I had studied for several years. When I left Kenya, I left as a member of a community with promises made and relationships formed that would continue to deepen over the … Continue reading

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