Program Details

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, incl
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

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

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Based on 11 Reviews

  • Challenging, Intense, and Rewarding
    5.0
    01/07/20

    This was an awesome study abroad program and experience. Perhaps the most intense part of the program is the Spanish. While it is intense and demanding, the coordinators do an excellent job of slowly integrating you into the language and culture. They

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great experience overall!
    5.0
    12/19/19

    This was a great abroad experience! I gained a lot of confidence in my spanish ability and was able to meet a bunch of really cool people! The program had group trips worked into the semester which made traveling easy because everything was planned out.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Not Your Average Study Abroad Experience
    5.0
    09/08/19

    If you're looking to country hop on the weekends, brush off your schoolwork, and only spend time with Americans, you may want to consider another study abroad program. However, if you're looking to try something new, be pushed out of your comfort zone

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Literally the best experience one could ask for
    5.0
    08/29/19

    Like anyone would be before going on a study abroad semester, I was nervous about what to expect, as everything would be very new to me. I was almost immediately reassured, because literally every aspect of this program was phenomenal. The professors

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Excellent Program Choice
    5.0
    08/22/19

    SIT gave me the best experience possible. While this is not the program for those who would like to move more independently, I found that highly structured time followed by a month free for research was actually very beneficial to my experience. I was

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A transformative experience in Argentina
    5.0
    01/26/19

    The SIT Social Movements and Human Rights study abroad program in Argentina is perfect for students who are passionate about issues of social justice and human rights. Through experiential learning, students will meet with and learn from the community

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Excuse the cliche, but this program changed me
    5.0
    01/07/19

    This experience was linguistically, culturally, and academically transformative. I wouldn't change a thing about it and I wish I could go back. The academic directors provide students with emotional and intellectual support, but give you room to make

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I fell in love...
    5.0
    03/01/18

    ...with the city of Buenos Aires, and most importantly, who I became after the 4 months I spent there. The city itself offers such a rich and diverse culture for those interested in the arts, social justice, literature, night life, food, environmental

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An unforgettable semester
    5.0
    02/24/18

    I wouldn't trade my semester abroad for anything! I loved the opportunity to live with a host family, and I'm thankful that I got so close with my host sister and host mom. I am also so thankful for my program coordinators, who were with us every step

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Review of my trip to Argentina
    4.0
    09/30/16

    If you are looking to challenge yourself or are an Honors student, this is definitely the right program. You will get real, invaluable experience. Coming back from Argentina, I found that many of the things I personally experienced there were coming up

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • You'll learn a to
    5.0
    03/07/14

    This program was definitely everything I looked for - you don't spend too many hours in conventional classes but you'll learn a ton. Argentina has almost limitless chances to get to know a place that might seem similar to a Western city at first, but

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