1. Volunteering at a Seattle-area food bank while on the International Visitor Leadership Program inspired Eric Darko to establish Eastern Harvest Food Bank when he returned to Ghana.
  2. SIT Study Abroad alumnus Eli LaBan recently returned to Nicaragua as an Alice Rowan Swanson fellow, where he is producing videos and teaching tools to help preserve the indigenous Rama language. The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship supports SIT Study Abroad and International Honors Program alumni as they return to their program countries to pursue community-based projects that advance human rights. Applications for the next round of the fellowship are due March 1.
  3. Follow the Brazil Youth Ambassadors as they examine issues of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development during their three-week U.S. exchange.
  4. Youth Ambassadors Program: Brazil
  5. Spending the summer in Morocco with The Experiment opened this high school student's eyes to new worlds and helped him gain a deeper understanding of Arab culture
  6. See how the 2017 Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM camp helped girls from across Africa and the U.S. explore opportunities in STEAM fields, develop their leadership skills, and build cross-cultural relationships.
  8. Beth Pratt-Sitaula, academic director for SIT's Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya program, encourages students to examine the impact geology has on politics, society, and everyday life during their summer research.
  9. SIT alumnae Vicki Garcia and Mary Hensley discuss working with the indigenous people of the Cordillera region of the Philippines, helping farmers bring their heirloom varieties of rice to the world.
  10. On SITe podcast: On SITe: Indigenous Rice Farmers
  11. Over the last 85 years, World Learning has continually challenged itself to reimagine leadership through programs impacting more than 150 countries. Our 2017 Impact Report highlight show our emerging leaders are driving change in their communities and abroad.
  12. This summer, Experimenters to South Korea explored themes of peace and conflict resolution while experiencing K-culture and national traditions.
  13. The Experiment in South Korea: Peacebuilding & Contemporary Culture
  14. Fulbright Specialist Scott Madry joined the University of Cape Town to help students learn how to use open-source geospatial tools, including mapping, satellite imagery, and global positioning systems, to assist with disaster management.
  15. Alumni TIES participants from the Philippines hosted a camp for indigenous youth to teach them traditional arts and music and strengthen inter-tribe cooperation for forest protection.
  16. SIT Graduate Institute alumna Manal Taha discussed factors leading to violent extremism and her work leading peacebuilding initiatives in Libya and Sudan in a new episode of the OnSITe podcast.
  17. On SITe podcast: On SITe: Preventing Violent Extremism
  18. Follow Experimenters to Tanzania as they learn about Maasai history, culture, and daily life during their 10-day homestay.