SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights

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Study social movements in a country internationally renowned for its innovation and protagonism in the struggle for human rights for its diverse populations.Argentina has seen rapid growth of social movements in recent decades. The symbolic, socia... read more

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Language skills, lifelong friends, and the opportunity to be pushed outside of my comfort zone and learn to live in a big city. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would do it again if I could. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I grew significantly in my Spanish ability. I also gained a sense of independence that I did not in 3 years of college in the United States. It was incredibly worthwhile and will inform how I think about what I want to do/where I want to live after college. - Macalester College View Entire Review
The untraditional academic programing opens doors to conversation and connection with community members you otherwise would not meet enrolled directly with an Argentine university. I left this program feeling inspired and wanted to go back to Buenos Aires as soon as posible! - University of Maryland - University College View Entire Review
June 21, 2023 Amazing Program!
I feel like I gained a completely different perspective on the world. It's a cliche but it's true; this program is life changing! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a deeper understanding of what the concept of human rights entail and how important perspectives from other cultures are to understand it. It was 100% worthwhile and has changed the way I view everything I studied before it and everything I will study now. Could not be more glad that I chose this program. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about my self - my ability to be independent and carry myself in difficult situations. I also learned a lot about other life experiences, histories, and government systems. - Vassar College View Entire Review
I learned about myself. Gained independence. Learned to trust my own abilities. Improved my Spanish. Saw more of the world. Learned how many more types of experiences are out there. Saw other ways to approach the idea of social movements. Spoke with local communities that I never could have imagined being able to meet without th... - Knox College View Entire Review
An immeasurable number of things. Knowledge of self. Knowledge of the world. I live differently now (better, more mindful and more relaxed and generally more content). It was undoubtedly worthwhile - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
My experience abroad gave a view into a different style of living as my host mom lives a minimalist, no-waste lifestyle. I also got to attend a lot of deeply stimulating conferences and talks that gave me a lot of academic contacts and information. - Smith College View Entire Review
It was more than worthwhile - it changed my perspective, my goals, my sense of the world, and my view of myself. I am so grateful for the people I met along the way who I know call friends. - University of Virginia View Entire Review
Yes absolutely. Above all, I learned how to live independently and navigate when confronted with challenging situations. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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I learned a lot about myself and became really self-reliant. I took risks and tried new things. I am so grateful that I took the opportunity to go abroad and have this experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was a great experience that gave me a much more global perspective that we learn in the US and allowed me to continue my studies of labor movements abroad. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned what intellectualism, activism, and local organizing can look like outside the U.S. I also gained many parallels between social issues in the U.S. and Argentina, which enables me to put into use so much of the knowledge I gained from members of the community in Argentina. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned more than I can even begin to express in all facets of my life: personal, professional, and academic. I learned that meriendas are a non-negotiable meal of everyday, that there is such a thing as drinking too much caffeine, that community and joy are essential to organizing, that care for myself must always come first,... - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I gained increased language skills and comfort in communicating my needs, more confidence and independence navigating life in another country, and insight about my home culture and strategies for making social change. - Knox College View Entire Review
I of course gained things like better language abilities, a deeper understanding of human rights, etc. However, I think the most important thing I gained was a sort of personal growth. I went from being a perfectionist who hated being late to understanding that sometimes your bus is late or slow and yet the world will keep turni... - Sewanee: The University of the South View Entire Review
I learned about myself and gained so much maturity, confidence, and patience. I felt like a part of the local culture with friends in my community. I gained new inspiration and perspective about social movements and human rights, especially in Latin America and the Global South, which you can't get at a US university. I felt emp... - Occidental College View Entire Review
December 16, 2022 Challenging But Rewarding
My abroad experience was worthwhile but I wish I had a better mental health support system on hand that the program provided. - Davidson College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the political history and ongoing social justice efforts around Argentina. The other students were great, supportive and excited to explore the city together. - Oberlin College View Entire Review
I developed a much greater confidence in my abilities to be independent in a foreign setting. I also found a comfort with trying new things and getting to experience a new place that eventually became a home away from home for me. I also feel like the academic setting really pushed me to explore new ideas and to go deeper on the... - Bethel University View Entire Review
I became a lot more independent and confident in myself. - Colgate University View Entire Review
Everything, and absolutely. - Occidental College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I gained a broader understanding of the largeness of the world, experiencing along the way a new culture and some of the nicest people I've met. I met people who I hope to be in contact with on a long term basis, and I enriched both my academic and linguistic skills. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My fluency noticeably improved, as well as my confidence in using the language. Academically, I gained experience in completing my own research project. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Study social movements in a country internationally renowned for its innovation and protagonism in the struggle for human rights for its diverse populations.

Argentina has seen rapid growth of social movements in recent decades. The symbolic, social, and political links between street mobilization, human rights, judicial processes, and democracy illustrate the country’s status as a pioneer promoter of human rights in the region. This program focuses on topics associated with social justice and collective mobilization at the grassroots, local, regional, national, and transnational levels through the study of historical and contemporary cases. This program aims to empower learners with tools and skills to take an active role in academic discussions and contemporary struggles around social change and human rights. A flexible program model allows you to focus on the topics you find most appealing.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Sociology
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

Students who are Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars will receive a $2,000 award for SIT Study Abroad semester or summer programs.

$2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs who also participate in SIT Study Abroad programs. $1,000 for semester programs and $500 for summer. A $400 scholarship is also available to students who indicate that they have an immediate family member who has participated in an EIL or its College Semester Abroad program.

$400 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Hispanic-serving institutions, including member institutions of HACU who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program and $2,000 for a summer program.

$2,000 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Deadlines April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $2,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program or $1,500 for a summer program.

$1,500 - $2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in this community service program. Upon receipt of confirmation from a student’s Bonner mentor, SIT will award $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in the National Security Education Program (NSEP) funded award, which focuses on study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Upon receipt of the student’s Boren confirmation letter, SIT will award a $1,000 scholarship.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Big 10 Academic Alliance universities. Eligible students demonstrating financial need will receive a $1,500 scholarship for semester programs and a $750 scholarship for summer programs.

$750 - $1,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This is an automatic scholarship to recognize and support students who participate in two or more SIT Study Abroad programs, including alumni of short-term summer programs. The scholarship will be applied to a student’s second full term of study with SIT. The scholarship is $1,000 for a fall or spring semester program or $500 for a full-term, international summer program.

$500 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

An average of $4,500 (amount varies) is awarded to one female student, 22 years of age or younger, who demonstrates international awareness and a desire to create a more peaceful world through international exchange. This scholarship is available for summer programs only.

$4,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

These scholarships ($30,000 divided between several students annually, with an average award of $3,750 per student) are for students who wish to study in Latin America or East Africa and focus primarily on women’s reproductive health and/or other topics such as girls’ education, poverty, social justice, ecology, or regional integration. Preferred SIT East Africa programs are those based in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, or Tanzania.

$3,750

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This $10,000 scholarship opportunity is for one student per year. The student must demonstrate extreme financial need, attend an HBCU (or other minority-serving institution), be a first-generation college student, and have never previously traveled abroad.

$10,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

SIT matches Federal Pell Grant funding up to $2,500 for semester students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SIT program. Students utilizing their Federal Pell Grant for SIT Study Abroad summer terms receive up to a $1000 match.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

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