Program Details

Major topics of study include: Argentina’s experiences of state terrorism from 1976 to 1983 Buenos Aires’s artwork, art movements, and artists The use of photography to document and protest political injustice
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Discover how artistic work has allowed people of multiple generations in Argentina to work through Argentina’s troubled past and to advocate for social change.

Major topics of study include: Argentina’s experiences of state terrorism from 1976 to 1983 Buenos Aires’s artwork, art movements, and artists The use of photography to document and protest political injustice The ways in which artists employ emerging technologies and new mediums to extend their messages and bring Buenos Aires’ concerns into dialogue with global issues

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Setting Description:
The program is based in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city known for its beautiful urban cityscape and its rich cultural offerings, including internationally renowned museums and quirky local theatres and dance venues. Argentina is well-known for its very active civil society, which works to foment positive change in the city and its environs. Indeed, the city landscape is full of signs of both the past struggles and current movements toward social transformation, and it provides the perfect setting in which to consider the program themes. While in Buenos Aires, you will live with a local family for approximately five weeks. The homestay will facilitate your immersion into Argentine culture and give you the opportunity to develop your Spanish language skills. You will visit art museums, trauma and memory centers, and areas with socially and politically significant street murals and graffiti.
Cost:
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Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • Thought provoking and social-justice focused
    5.0
    01/15/20

    I am extremely grateful to have spent a summer with SIT in Buenos Aires. By learning about memory and trauma through art, I was able to learn how people begin the path to heal while also demanding their stories be heard. This topic is always important

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Infused my studies with color, reflection, emotion
    5.0
    11/10/19

    The majority of my classes up until I took this program were in psychology and sociology. I am passionate about better understanding the complexity of human beings and how such understanding can be used to promote change. This program was an incredibly

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing Course
    5.0
    10/23/19

    This trip is super important for Americans, especially those unfamiliar with the history of the US in Latin America (as I was). It was illuminating, not just about Argentina's last dictatorship, but similar occurrences in other Latin American countries,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Changed the way I view Art
    5.0
    10/10/19

    I definitely think about art differently after this program. It was really empowering to see it used as a tool in so many ways. In this program, art was used as a means of exploring and analyzing a new city, as a means to process trauma, to track an intergenerational

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