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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Patagonia, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/01/2024
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Communication, Education, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Program Duration: Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT);
Program Description:



SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

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.


  • Explore dynamic social movements through a deep theoretical framework and dialogue with academic experts and activists.
  • Witness how grassroots organizations fight for human rights and social justice on multiple levels.
  • Visit Patagonia and the Argentine Northwest to learn about campesino and indigenous communities.
  • Hone your Spanish through homestays, classroom and field instruction.
  • Learn about Feminism, LGBTQIA+ movements, sexual and reproductive rights


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.