Program Details

The program focuses heavily on firsthand experience. In Buenos Aires students visit a variety of social actors, including representatives of grassroots movements, local government agencies, worker-run enterprises, and housing cooperatives. Students observ
Location:
Asuncion, Paraguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America’s Southern Cone countries — Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In this comparative study abroad program, students rapidly improve their Spanish while exploring the current economic and social realities of the countries comprising the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Students visit three of the four MERCOSUR member states during group excursions. Major topics of study include: Social realities and changing political frameworks in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Theory and development practice from economic, environmental, and human perspectives Latin American integration

The program focuses heavily on firsthand experience. In Buenos Aires students visit a variety of social actors, including representatives of grassroots movements, local government agencies, worker-run enterprises, and housing cooperatives. Students observe the consequences of Argentina’s 2001-2002 economic crisis on various aspects of life and the coping strategies that are being implemented. As they spend time in different MERCOSUR states, they greatly expand their knowledge of the region’s history; recent political and economic changes; the significance and role of grassroots movements; and the economic, cultural, and social aspects of regional integration.

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:
The Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America program includes an urban and rural homestay, exposing students to a diversity of Argentine communities and environments. Other accommodations during the program include small hotels and hostels.

Additional Program Information

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

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Based on 7 Reviews

  • Fantastic, unique study abroad program and experience
    5.0
    03/31/19

    I participated in the ‘SIT Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America’ program during the spring of 2018. I had a fantastic experience with the program overall and would recommend it to students who want to gain a well-rounded

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Life changing Program
    5.0
    02/11/19
    This program was extremely comprehensive, well organized and an amazing glimpse into the realities of these fields of study. Would highly recommend for language skill development as well
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great program, but not a good fit for me
    4.0
    02/08/19

    There is very little that this program could have done to make my experience better! The staff support when I was there with Nuria, Pablo and Julieta was really incredible-- they were always available to help talk through any issues with academics, homestay,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great team, great experience
    5.0
    02/06/19

    My time in Argentina was unique, fun, and I learned so much. Just a few reasons to consider this experience: 1. The staff are wonderful. Even before I landed in Argentina, the staff were communicating with me about everything I needed to know. Throughout

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Rollercoaster Ride
    4.0
    02/03/19

    During the fall of my junior year, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina through SIT’s program entitled Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America. I chose this program because I wanted to learn more about political processes

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Wonderful and approachable way to learn and travel!
    5.0
    01/31/19

    I had a wonderful time in my experience with SIT. The language situation was approachable and they were flexible with different levels of Spanish. The classes were interesting, with frequent varied guest speakers that gave us perspectives from government

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing Experience
    5.0
    03/08/18

    I had a wonderful experience through SIT's study abroad program in Buenos Aires. The experiential learning component of SIT is especially notable, as it provides a wonderful way to apply what we have learned in the classroom, meet locals, and explore

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