Sora Friedman

PhD, George Mason University
Distance Education Certificate, University of West Georgia
MIA, School for International Training
BA, University of Maryland


Associate Professor
Chair, International Education

Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
Sora Friedman has worked in the field of international education for 27 years, focusing on the administration of adult exchanges in public diplomacy, international training programs, high school exchanges, and international policy advocacy. She joined the SIT Graduate Institute faculty in 2005 and was an adjunct faculty member for three years before that. Sora holds a doctorate in cultural studies, as well as a master’s in international administration and a certificate in distance education. In addition to teaching and advising, she coordinates the administration of SIT’s International Education low-residency program and serves as chair of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps. Before joining SIT, Sora taught at George Mason University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, and in Mexico and Chile. She has lived in Bolivia, Colombia, and England, and is fluent in Spanish. Outside of work, Sora enjoys contra dancing, listening to live folk music, cooking with local Vermont foods, and working in her yard.

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