SIT Graduate Institute Reviews
My favourite requirement of the program is the necessity to study abroad. I believe it brings much value to the major and allows you to live it. The workload is about average; there is more reading than actual work to do, and essays are the main source of the points. The curriculum is very broad and encompasses many different subjects, from political science to economics to the option of taking history classes, archaeology classes, or communications classes to add toward your major. The facilities are spectacular, as the classrooms are in the newest academic building on campus. It is also easy to add on majors and minors to supplement the International Studies degree.
My impression from being a guest participant in real classes, along with intensive interviews of faculty and staff. The school's international and highly accomplished alumni speak for it best.
It is very convenient to have the option of campus dining; however, many of the hours that they are open are not convenient, especially dinner time. They are open from 4:30-7 for dinner, which means if you have an evening class or if you work, the option to have dinner on campus is non-existent. If it is any day from Monday-Thursday, you have the option of the late night menu, but it includes mostly unhealthy options. Also, the hours are VERY limited throughout the weekend. Not everyone has the opportunity or the finances to be able to eat off-campus during the weekend and rely on the cafeteria service for all or most of their meals. I do have to admit, however, that during normal dining hours, there is always a great variety, and there are plenty of different options to try in the way of ethnic foods.