Program Details

Discover how vulnerable ecosystems are impacted by human activity and climate change in Southern Patagonia and Antarctica. 
Antarctica, Antarctica; Ushuaia, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Learn about the environmental characteristics of Southern Patagonia and Antarctica from your home base in Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world.

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the economic and geopolitical importance of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. 

See Southern Patagonia's unique biodiversity, ecology, and conservation issues on site visits to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams, Estancia Harberton (the first European settlement in Tierra del Fuego), and Rio Grande.

Through classes with professors, researchers, managers, educators, conservationists and entrepreneurs students will become familiar with and learn about the local and regional environmental challenges.  

Additional Program Information

Previous college-level coursework and/or significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields, as assessed by SIT. Three recent semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.
Scholarships Description:
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 2 Reviews

  • Lots of class time in a beautiful location

    If you are looking for a cultural and language immersion experience, this may not be it. Classes are taught in Spanish but the 9-to-5 schedule leaves little time for external cultural activities and most interactions are with fellow SIT students (in English).

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing outdoors and place-based learning experience

    The location was beautiful, the material was interesting and relevant to understanding the culture, society, ecology and economy of Ushuaia, the outdoors were so accessible, and the people are kind, helpful and amazing! I found another place to call home,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend