• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Become an effective policy advocate and skilled program administrator through a carefully designed combination of faculty instruction, individual practice, analysis, and experience. Our low-residency format allows you to complete most of your coursework online so you can stay in your job and community.

Through an experiential learning model, you’ll develop expertise in advising, exchange management, community education, and nonprofit and volunteer program management. You’ll examine the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of the international education field; design a variety of educational programs; and develop and conduct field-based research projects.

This International Education program at the School for International Training also gives you an opportunity to explore interests and develop skills related to advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, volunteer program management, language teaching administration, conflict transformation, international education development, and social justice education.

By the end of the program, you’ll be prepared to run a program anywhere from a traditional school to a nonprofit organization to a refugee camp or homeless shelter, in the US or abroad.


The program prepares professionals to:

  • Advise international students
  • Design and lead cross-cultural programs
  • Coordinate and manage projects, resources, and staff
  • Develop courses and training modules on topics related to international education

Students of SIT’s Graduate Certificate in International Education program gain the skills they need to advance in their current career. Alumni are prepared for work in study abroad or international student services as directors, language program coordinators, trainers, community education specialists, program designers, or international student coordinators or recruiters.

SIT has been a leader in the field of international education for more than 80 years.Through SIT’s Graduate Certificate in International Education program, students have access World Learning’s network of international education and exchange programs and practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
  • Practitioner Inquiry
  • Theory, Practice, and Policy of International Education
  • International Education Program Planning and Design
Degree ComponentsOn-campus coursework, two sessions in June (1–2 weeks each session)
  • Year one: First two weeks in June
  • Year two: Second week in June
Online coursework and reflective practice (the remainder of the year)
  • 10 to 15 hours of online coursework per week, plus reflective practice related to your professional experience (actual hours are higher for first term)
Capstone paper and presentation
  • Final paper and presentation on campus

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in International Education program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability
  • Demonstrated English language ability (see details below)
  • Intercultural and professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning
  • Students must have a job in the field of international education to complete their practicum requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21750 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21750 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brattleboro

  • 1040 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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