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SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute


SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused master's degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of international education, sustainable development, humanitarian assistance, clime change, and international relations. Since 1964, SIT has been preparing professionals to be successful in intercultural and international environments.

Master's Degree and Certificate Programs in a Variety of Content Areas and Formats

SIT Graduate Institute prepares students from across the globe to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. 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 profession; experience in the field; and an awareness of their own capabilities, values, and ethics.

SIT is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Commission of Higher Education
209 Burlington Road | Bedford, MA 01730-1433 | 781 271-0022 | [email protected]

SIT has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.


SIT Graduate Institute admissions staff members work one-on-one with every applicant. We are committed to assisting you throughout the process, from initial inquiry to program enrollment.

Our part-time, hybrid programs start in the summer and our full-time, global degrees start in the fall. Please check the web page of the program you are interested in for exact program dates. You may also contact Admissions with any questions at [email protected].

Scholarships and Funding

All accepted students with demonstrated qualifications will be automatically considered for available awards. No additional application is required.

Yellow Ribbon Program for US Veterans

SIT Graduate Institute proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, making it possible for U.S. veterans and their dependents to earn a degree.

Merit Scholarships

Awards based on the strength of your application your SIT Graduate Institute program.

Tuition Discounts

The Alumni Advantage, is an $10,000 award for alumni of The Experiment in International Living, SIT Study Abroad or International Honors programs, to enable alumni to continue their learning journey within the SIT and larger World Learning community.

The SIT Partners award honors our relationships with partners. This $10,000 award is available to current employees of partners to the SIT Graduate Institute and sending schools to SIT Study Abroad. SIT has nearly 300 partners around the world. To see if you are eligible for the SIT Partner Scholarship, submit an inquiry here.

The Vermonter, is an $8,000 award for applicants living in Vermont, where SIT’s campus has been based since the early 1960’s, when it was founded as a training center for Peace Corps. As a proud member of the Vermont community, SIT is dedicated to strengthening the Vermont workforce, advancing leadership skills within the state, and providing global opportunities for Vermonters.

The Northern Neighbors award seeks to extend SIT’s global opportunities for state residents neighboring SIT’s historic campus in Vermont. This $5,000 award is for applicants residing in New England outside of Vermont, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, as well as New York State, and it is focused on supporting globally minded citizens in these states.

Additional Information

Tuition discounts are not applicable for SIT’s Doctorate in Global Education (EdD).

Eligibility for one of the larger tuition discounts may limit access to additional merit-based scholarships. For additional questions regarding financial aid, please contact [email protected].

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Student Testimonials

Why study at SIT Graduate Institute

At School for International Training, we’re more than a university – we’re a dynamic force for change in a rapidly evolving global landscape. As the sole U.S.-accredited institution of higher education affiliated with an international NGO, our mission is clear: to empower you to bring a global perspective to your career and create meaningful impact in our world. 

SIT’s rich history dates back more than 60 years, beginning in picturesque southern Vermont as one of the primary training centers for Peace Corps volunteers. Today, our global campus extends to nearly 30 learning centers across 29 countries, where we provide experiential undergraduate programs and master’s degrees abroad. These learning centers offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for in-person learning, cultural immersion, and face-to-face interaction with faculty, peers and community partners whose perspectives are non-western and decolonial. You will form relationships and build networks that broaden your perspectives and foster invaluable cross-cultural understanding.

Lear more:


  • Brattleboro

    PO Box 676

    • Washington

      1015 15th Street, NW

      • Ísafjörður

        Ísafjörður, Iceland

        • Zanzibar

          Zanzibar, Tanzania

          • Quito

            Quito, Ecuador

            • Lilongwe

              Lilongwe, Malawi

              • Kampala

                Kampala, Uganda

                • Durban

                  Durban, South Africa

                  • Geneva

                    Geneva, Switzerland

                    • Amman

                      Amman, Jordan

                      • New Delhi

                        New Delhi, India

                        • Milimani East

                          Milimani East, Kenya

                          • Kisumu

                            Kisumu, Kenya

                            • Santiago

                              Santiago, Chile

                              • Ho Chi Minh City

                                Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

                                • Lisbon

                                  Lisbon, Portugal