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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 SIT Photo Contest

This year we received over 1,000 entries for the SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute photo contest. A group of SIT staff chose their three favorites, and then whittled down the rest of the entries to just 18 finalists for the viewers’ choice category. See the winning photographs below, with descriptions from the photographers. Heidi Strike, SIT Study Abroad, IHP/Comparative: Health and Community – 1st Place, Viewers’ Choice During the IHP/Comparative: Health and Community program, we spent a week in the beautiful town of Sa Pa, Vietnam, surrounded by mountains, rice paddies, and wildlife. The water buffalo work side by side with the Hmong and Dao people in the fields, so they weren’t afraid of getting close to us. It was such a peaceful place. Jennifer Bangoura, SIT Graduate Institute, Master of Arts in International Education – 1st Place, … Continue reading

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From the field: Bugembe on my mind

Dara Carroll is an SIT Study Abroad Uganda alum and a 2010 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow. Carroll will be a featured blogger from October – April, sharing stories from her project site in Bugembe, Uganda. Check back to follow Dara on her continued work in Uganda. As my departure date draws closer my mind is drifting back towards Uganda, to my life there. I am returning to my Bugembe home in Uganda thanks to the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, which has given me a grant to continue working on mental health issues there. During a total of a year in Uganda I have lived with, worked with, and learned from families dealing with mental health illness in both the capital city, Kampala, and the much smaller town of Bugembe. Although there are many challenges, I was struck by two, one … Continue reading

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Announcing 2010 World Learning photo contest winners!

Congratulations to Tonia Hauser and Samuel Powers, the winners of the 2010 World Learning photo contest. Their photos capture the rich cross-cultural interactions that are a hallmark of World Learning programs. Hauser, the grand prize winner, took the photo “Rwanda Peace Baskets” while learning the art of basket weaving from a group of Rwandan women. According to Hauser, the baskets symbolize a “new beginning and everlasting peace” in the country following the 1994 Rwanda genocide. She participated in the Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation Studies program, which brought her to neighboring Rwanda for two-weeks to study post-genocide restoration. Her photo reflects the power of education and exchange as a tool to build bridges across cultures. Samuel Powers’ camerawork earned him the grand prize runner-up. His photo, titled “La Orilla,” was selected for its energy and spirit that epitomize World Learning exchanges. He … Continue reading

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Theory to Practice: Two SIT Graduate Institute Students Put Their Education to Work with World Learning’s Development Program in Northern Uganda

by Megan McBride, SIT Graduate Student/World Learning Americorps VISTA Those who attend SIT Graduate Institute attest to its strength in field-based learning.  Current graduate students Demba Diallo and Rachel Unkovic had the opportunity to apply this learning when they completed their practicum in Northern Uganda with the International Development section of World Learning. Rachel and Diallo spent three month working in the Kitgum district of northern Uganda on the Kacel Watwero project, which seeks to assist vulnerable children through youth leadership training.  In December, the members of the Kacel Watwero project produced a needs assessment, entitled “Speaking for Ourselves: An Assessment of the Needs, Resources, and Gaps in Services Available to Children and Youth in Kitgum District, Northern Uganda.”       The strength of the Kacel Watwero project lies in the community-focused approached, called participatory project design, which World Learning and its … Continue reading

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