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SIT Graduate Institute

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
SIT Graduate Institute
Degrees Awarded:
Intercultural Service, Leadership & Mgmt (MA), International Education (MA), Peacebuildng and Conflict Transformation (MA), Sustainable Development (MA), Teaching International Languages-TESOL (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 24th

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Program Founded:
October, 2011


SIT students who are selected to be Paul D. Coverdell Fellows receive a $5,000 tuition scholarship plus room and board at the SIT campus in Vermont during the first academic year (presently valued at $8,315).


The Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program provides financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers who wish to pursue graduate education at partner institutions, which include SIT Graduate Institute.

SIT's academic curriculum incorporates field-based practice, reflection, and application, preparing graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators in at least two languages, and compassionate advocates with exceptional intercultural skills and awareness. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, SIT educates leaders capable of bridging differences between people and nations in an effort to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. SIT (formerly the School for International Training) was founded as one of the initial Peace Corps training centers, and many of SIT's staff and faculty today are former Peace Corps Volunteers or former Peace Corps staff and trainers.


In order to be eligible, individuals must have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service and be admitted to one of the following SIT master's degree programs:

As part of their SIT graduate program, fellows must complete a practicum, a core component of every SIT master's program, in a high-need American community (as defined by SIT). The practicum must relate to the coursework and career goals of the student, and be for a minimum of six months. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.


For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
SIT Graduate Institute
Admissions Office

Admissions Department
1 Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
(802) 258-3510
(802) 258-3500

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