Why Study Human Rights?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
Go beyond the halls of power to learn how individuals and communities are giving momentum to grassroots, human rights movements across two different countries. Travel to Nepal and Chile and, where you’ll meet with a wide range of scholars, members of Parliament, feminist leaders, international non-governmental organizations, United Nations officials, indigenous communities, and refugees. Gain a deeper insight into multilayered perspectives on human rights issues, often against the backdrop of governments in tectonic shift, and understand pathways to enacting human rights-based change. Along the way, you’ll explore how to live, act, teach, and learn in ways that affirm human dignity, uproot oppression, and advance collective struggles for rights and justice everywhere.
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel in fall 2021.
- In Kathmandu, meet with lawyers and activists working to ensure a more just future in Nepal.
- Learn about cultural resistance and land rights from Mapuche indigenous communities in Chile.
Previous college-level coursework or background in anthropology, history, economics, sociology, or political science, as assessed by SIT. Coursework or background in philosophy, religion, or ethics is recommended but not required.