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SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America
Asuncion, Paraguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Porto Alegre, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
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Fall 2018 02/01/2018
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Spring 2019 05/01/2018
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Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
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Scholarship Opportunities:
SIT Pell Grant Scholarships, SIT Scholarships
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Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Argentina
Transnationalism and Comparative Development
in South America
PROGRAM OVERVIEW SIT ArgentinaPhoto Courtesy: Kaylin Balley
  Examine the challenges social actors are facing in developing countries by examining a process of regional integration through the experience of MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur/Southern Common Market), which includes Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Each student is presented with social, political, and economic problems as it deals with internal, regional, and global shifts.

Based in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, students travel to three of the four MERCOSUR member nations. Each country is like a distinct "lens" through which to examine the process of integration in the Southern Cone.

Lectures encompass each country's political and economic history while looking at salient social issues sets the stage for a deeper understanding on educational excursions. Field visits cover relevant issues such as alternative development, participatory democracy, grassroots movements and cultural identity.

Major Topics of Study:
  • 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
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Major or minor in WU department that approves program. Additionally, students must satisfy SIT’s language and/or content area preparation requirements.

Program Dates:
Term Application Deadline
Fall February 1
Spring May 1
Please See SIT website for program dates
  Approved Departments:

International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies

Coursework: Students typically earn 16 WU credits (6 for the core seminar, 4 for the independent study project, 2 for the field study seminar and 4 for language study. Language study on SIT programs is awarded general WU credit or, with the language department's approval, elective credit for the major or minor).

Firsthand Experience: The academic seminar, which begins in Buenos Aires and continues in other cities where the group travels, is focuses heavily on firsthand experience. In Buenos Aires students visit a variety of social actors including representatives of different grassroots movements, worker-run enterprises and housing cooperatives. Students are able to observe the consequences of the crisis on various aspects of life and the coping strategies that are being implemented.
  Buenos Aires, Capital City
The program is based in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina, where students spend six weeks attending lectures from local university professors at the Instituto de Desarrollo Economico y Social (IDES), a prestigious research and teaching institution. Lectures explore:
  • Regional History
  • Recent political and economic changes
  • Grassroots movements
  • Economic, cultural, and social aspects of regional integration
During this period, students receive intensive Spanish instruction and live with local families to enrich their language preparation and maximize cultural immersion and understanding.
  Housing: For most of the program, students live with a host family in Buenos Aires. Host families provide the perfect opportunity to improve language skills and give students insight into urban Argentine life. Through the homestay, students discover the habits, customs, and values of Buenos Aires' residents. Host families come from middle class backgrounds and work in many different fields. 

On-Site Support: SIT Study Abroad Support

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Scholarships: SIT Scholarships
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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