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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: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/27/2018 06/11/2018

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
Scholarship Opportunities:
SIT Scholarships
Additional Opportunities:
Research
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Argentina
Social Movements and Human Rights
PROGRAM OVERVIEW SIT Argentina Social Movements
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ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
Gain firsthand knowledge about diverse social movements and the struggle for human rights in Argentina, a nation renowned for heroic efforts against impunity, economic disenfranchisement, and social exclusion.

Mass movements, especially human rights movements, have played a central role in the democratization of Latin America. While democratic governments have been able to improve political and civil rights, they have not been able to guarantee access to basic social services. Economic development has excluded many segments of society, resulting in ongoing struggles for justice and equality as workers take on factory bosses, peasants fight to retain their land, and indigenous peoples organize to retain their livelihood and identity. This program provides first-hand experience with different types of grassroots organizations fighting for human rights and social welfare.

Major Topics of Study:
  • Argentina’s political and social history  
  • Human rights and the struggle for justice, from theoretical and applied perspectives
  • Theory and practice of social movements
  • Memory and memorialization
  • International System of Human Rights Protection
 
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA. 3 semesters of college-level Spanish with at least 2 semesters taken at WU required. At least 1 Latin American studies course completed.

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

Anthropology
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).
 
    LOCATION
  Buenos Aires, Capital City
The vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires, home to many Argentine activist groups and human rights organizations, serves as program headquarters. Students travel throughout the nation, visiting social activists, local scholars, indigenous leaders, environmental advocates, rural organizers, and others who share their struggles, hopes, and dreams for their community, nation, and world.
 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: The Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights program includes both an urban and rural homestay, giving students the opportunity to experience two very different Argentine communities. Homestays provide students with exceptional access to the culture and daily life of their host families and offer further context for language and thematic coursework. 

On-Site Support: SIT Study Abroad Support
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  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
 
  Questions
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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