With a rich history of workers organizing for rights, Argentina has seen rapid growth of social movements this century. You’ll be based in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires, where you’ll live with a local family for six weeks. While in the capital, you’ll study at one of the top think tanks in Latin America, the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES). You will also visit workers taking on factory bosses as well as feminist and other grassroots activists advocating for human rights and social welfare.
During your excursions to Patagonia, Salta, Jujuy, and Rosario, you’ll meet rural families struggling to maintain their livelihoods and indigenous communities organizing to retain their territory, identity, and natural resources. You will learn about the impacts of tourism, mining, and development and visit local organizations working to preserve their culture and the environment.
You will also have the opportunity to develop your Spanish language skills related to human rights and social movements through 45 hours of classroom learning, cultural immersion, homestays, and excursions.
- Visit grassroots organizations fighting for human rights and social welfare.
- Hone your Spanish skills through homestays and classroom and field instruction.
- Get a firsthand look at Argentina’s prolific and dynamic social movements.
- A Patagonia excursion looks at human involvement in the natural environment.
Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in social work, political economy, development studies, or Latin American studies, as assessed by SIT. Three recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.