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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communication, Culture, Education, Gender Studies, Government, History, Human Rights, Independent Study, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Minority Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Law, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Studies, Womens Studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay, Hotel
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

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.

Buenos Aires is the heart of this eclectic collection of social movements and organizations. You will live with a local family for six weeks and have the option to stay in the city during the four-week Independent Study/internship period. During classes are at Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES), one of the top think tanks in Latin America, you will study the most relevant issues on the current human rights agenda from an intersectional approach, working on the interconnection between theory and practice, and critically reflecting on possible alternatives and strategies to drive social change. You will have the opportunity to discuss these issues with memory and other human rights activists, factory workers. as well as Afro, migrant, feminist, LGBTQIA+ and other grassroots activists advocating for human rights, equality, and social justice.

During excursions to Patagonia, Salta, Jujuy, and Rosario, you will analyze the experiences of struggle in these territories and their articulation with the national human rights agenda. Here you will meet rural families struggling to maintain their livelihoods, and indigenous communities organizing to retain their territory, identity, and natural resources. The excursions are unique opportunities to witness how different organizations with similar demands articulate and fight for their rights.
You will also have the opportunity to develop your Spanish language skills through 45 hours of classroom learning, cultural immersion, homestays, and excursions.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing. 


SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.