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SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Patagonia, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
SIT - School for International Training
Program Term(s):
Semester only
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.50
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
Yes
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Language courses offered:
Spanish
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Areas of Study:
Anthropology/Ethnography, Communication, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, History, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies, Multicultural Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Social Justice, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Spanish Language & Literature
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Internship, Research Project
Program Description:

Latin America study abroadSIT Study Abroad Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Study Argentina’s social movements and the country’s past and current struggles to guarantee human rights for its diverse populations.

Program Highlights

  • Visit grassroots organizations fighting for human rights and social welfare.
  • Hone your Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills through homestays and classroom and field instruction.
  • Participate in community service work.
  • Get a firsthand look at Argentina’s prolific and dynamic social movements from your base in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires.
  • Talk with workers taking on factory bosses, peasants fighting to maintain their livelihood, and indigenous communities organizing to retain their land, identity, and natural resources. 
  • Study at one of the top think tanks in Latin America, the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES).
  • Travel for three weeks throughout Argentina, including trips to Patagonia, the northwestern region, and the vibrant city of Rosario in the province of Santa Fe.
  • Choose to intern with a local organization, social movement, university, research organization or NGO or conduct independent research.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
 

Internships

The internship on this program may be completed with a local organization, social movement, university, research organization, or NGO. If you choose the internship option, you will complete work assigned to you by the organization and investigate crucial and diverse problems the organization faces and work to find solutions to them. Each institution will allocate a mentor who will guide your work so that your internship is relevant to the mission and vision of the organization and to the context and needs of the country.
The organizations that partner with the program are well known in the fields of human rights, politics and social work. They have agreed to host interns because they know that SIT students, who bring an external point of view, can contribute to a better understanding of the internal and social issues that affect the organization.
Topics and placements may vary according to the availability of each institution. Sample internships:
  • Collaborating  with NGO Human Rights projects  
  • Participating in local Human Rights campaigns
  • Assisting in public institutions or NGO related to gender, environmental problems, indigenous communities, migration, discrimination, racism, education, social economy, etc. 
 

Key Topics of Study

  • The international system of human rights protection
  • The relationship between social movements and human rights, from theoretical and applied perspectives
  • Social movements and human rights organizations in Latin America and Argentina
  • Argentina’s political, economic, and social history  
  • Neoextractivism and neodevelopmentalism, including territory and environmental rights, and anti-mining movements.
  • Urban, peasant, and indigenous social movements in northern Argentina, and the differences between and similarities with other Argentine and Latin American social movements.
  • Environmental and anti-mining movements, social movements and social economy, political participation, demonstrations and youth organizations, popular education, identity, and diversity in social movements
  • Human rights through the lenses of gender, discrimination and racism, migration, state violence, education, right to communication, the right to urbanization, and reproductive health

 Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance
Scholarships:
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE INFORMATION:

SIT programs may be competitive and fill before the application deadline date.

If you are planning to study abroad with SIT, it is in your best interest to apply for Gustavus approval as early as you can, and well prior to the internal Gustavus application deadlines (March 1 for Fall and Sept. 15 for Spring), and some SIT programs may be full by then.