School for International Training

Program: Diplomacy and International Relations | Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management

Degree Master's
Country United States
State Vermont
City Brattleboro
Website Click here to visit the website
Contact Name Maira Tungatarova
Phone 802. 258.3326

Master’s Programs

Offering SIT’s unique brand of immersive, place-based learning from the world’s top locations in diplomacy and international relations, this one-year master’s degree provides you with key points of comparison among U.S., European, and African perspectives as you gain a mastery of the global political system and how to maneuver within it.

In your first semester, travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a two-week traveling seminar interacting with policymakers within the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. After two weeks in Washington, you will live in Geneva, Switzerland, where you will study multilateral diplomacy, European integration, leadership, and strategic decision-making.

During your spring semester, you will spend 12 weeks in South Africa investigating non-western perspectives on international relations, south-south diplomacy, the BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the politics of the African Union, and African energy diplomacy.

In your final semester, undertake a professional practicum in a location and position of your choosing, working in close consultation with your faculty advisor to ensure alignment with your career goals.

Through excursions, fieldwork, and experiential learning across at least three continents, this program gives you hands-on, graduate-level training in humanitarian assistance and crisis management.

Spend your first two semesters in Amman, Jordan, and Rabat, Morocco, observing humanitarian crises in diverse geographical, political, and cultural environments. Interact with aid workers, NGOs, and refugees, as you witness humanitarian assistance and advocacy in action. In your final semester, you will put your learning into practice during a 12-week field practicum in a location of your choosing. You will also complete a capstone paper reflecting on the experience.