- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Study Argentina’s social movements and the country’s historical and current struggles to guarantee human rights for its diverse populations. Located in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires, this program examines Argentina’s prolific and highly dynamic social movements. The program’s office is in one of the most renowned research institutions in Buenos Aires, the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES). Students meet with social activists, local scholars, indigenous leaders, rural organizers, environmental advocates, female activists, and community muralists. Major topics of study include: Argentina’s political and social history Human rights and the struggle for justice, from theoretical and applied perspectives Theory and practice of social movements Memory and memorialization International System of Human Rights Protection
This program provides firsthand experience with different types of grassroots organizations fighting for human rights and social welfare in Argentina. Students are exposed to the ongoing struggles of social movements working for justice and equality, including workers taking on factory bosses, peasants fighting to maintain their livelihood, and indigenous peoples organizing to retain their land and identity.
Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
- Setting Description:
- In addition to the in-country orientation and evaluation period, the program consists of the following components: A six-week homestay in Buenos Aires during which time students receive intensive Spanish language instruction and begin the Research Methods and Ethics course and two thematic seminars on social movements and human rights. Students undertake short field visits around the city to social and human rights organizations. Three weeks of educational field excursions throughout Argentina, a trip to Patagonia, a trip to the northwestern region, and a visit to the Bolivian border A four-week Independent Study Project
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