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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Apia, Samoa; Bali, Indonesia; Belgrade, Serbia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Cochabamba, Bolivia; Cusco, Peru; Dakar, Senegal; Durban, South Africa; Geneva, Switzerland; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jaipur, India; Kampala, Uganda; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kigali, Rwanda; Kunming, China; New Delhi, India; Panama City, Panama; Prague, Czech Republic; Quito, Ecuador; Rabat, Morocco; Santiago, Chile; Tolagnaro, Madagascar; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Valparaiso, Chile; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): Afrikaans, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Isixhosa, Isizulu, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Luganda, Malagasy, Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian, Nepali, Pidgin, Quechua, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Wolof Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Service Learning
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay
Level of Support: Medium (Moderate onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
Engagement Opportunities: Field Work, Research: Credit, Service: Non-Credit
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Programs

SIT Accessibility


  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites vary by program (see regional tabs for more information)
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the SIT application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

The SIT Study Abroad field-based program model is unique and aims to provide students with opportunities to immerse themselves in local communities while empowering them to produce highly individualized, substantive, primary research during an extended 4-week period at the end of their semester.

SIT programs immerse students deeply in their host country. Every day, students have multiple opportunities to engage with their surroundings and host communities. From studying a local language to eating and learning to prepare local cuisine, from visiting important cultural sites to living with a local host family, the options for immersion are numerous.

SIT programs are based on the experiential learning model, which combines classroom study with hands-on field work. This allows students to learn directly from local experts, witness local initiatives firsthand and gain valuable experience. Just as students gain something from the expertise of individuals within their host country, they are also able, through their program, to give something back to their host communities. 

Program Budget

The SIT Program Budget will vary by the program you choose.  Please work with your OGE Advisor to put together a budget and spending plan for the program you have chosen.  You may use the table below to build a budget for yourself.
Item Billed by Georgetown or Estimated Out of Pocket Costs Fall Spring
GU Tuition Billed by Georgetown On Campus Tuition Rate On Campus Tuition Rate
Housing and Meals Billed by Georgetown after SIT sends GU a bill varies by program varies by program
Insurance Fee Billed by Georgetown $120 $120
Personal Expenses:  Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Visa and Residency Costs Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Books & Supplies Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Round Trip Travel (DC to program site) Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Meals Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Immunizations Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Local Transportation Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program
Additional Required Insurance Estimated Out of Pocket varies by program varies by program


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring students have the information they need to successfully access funding for study abroad. They offer a broad range of scholarships and grants, including an award-winning Pell Grant Match. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. Please visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid page on SIT's website.

*Photo courtesy of SIT Study Abroad.
SIT Academics

Academic Calendar

  • Fall: late August/early September to mid-December
  • Spring: late January/early February to mid-May

Fields of Study

Language of instruction varies.

Fields of study include African Studies, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Government/Political Science, Health Sciences, International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Public Health, Research, Sustainability

While SIT programs are interdisciplinary and accessible to a wide variety of majors, each program focuses on an issue of critical global importance. Programs consider themes such as global health, the environment and climate change, development and the economy, migration and identity, and peace and human rights.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 16 credits

Each program has a pre-set curriculum designed around a specific theme, which includes language study, a thematic seminar, a research methods and ethics course as well as an Independent Study Project (ISP).

Credit awarded for the SIT Independent Study Project will be determined by your topic, major and what your dean feels is appropriate. In most cases, you will receive elective credit.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

Detailed coursework information and syllabi may be found through individual program links under the specific region of interest.

*Photo courtesy of SIT Study Abroad.
SIT Bolivia eyes

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

*Photo courtesy of SIT Study Abroad.

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Hoya Alejandra Parra takes us through Yaoundé, Cameroon on @GUAbroad Snapchat for her program on Development and Social Change.

Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/13/2019 09/26/2019 TBA TBA