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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Patagonia, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Communications, Education, Global Studies, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Experience / Activity Type: Classes, Field Study
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 2.5 Sophomore 2nd semester, Junior, Senior Housing Option: Homestay
Host: External Program: Provider Organization Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): No
Click here for a definition of this term Global Engineering Consortium: No
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.