SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

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Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America's Southern Cone countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.In this comparative study abroad program based in Buenos Aires, you will rapidly improve your Spanish whi... read more

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This program does a great job of giving students a holistic look at Argentina and the Southern Cone. We learned so much about the region's history and contemporary political climate, and my language skills improved a lot as well. - George Washington University View Entire Review
I participated in the ‘SIT Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America’ program during the spring of 2018. I had a fantastic experience with the program overall and would recommend it to students who want to gain a well-rounded perspective on the current and past political, economic and social issues... - George Washington University View Entire Review
I learned how to look beyond the obvious and discover the deeper meaning. This applies in public dialogue, construction of theory, and cultural exchange. - Rice University View Entire Review
I got to meet people, organization representatives, and government officials who were truly boots on the ground fighting for social justice, organizing for economic inclusion and development, and trying to make the world a better place. That was invaluable. - Davidson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America
I learned a lot about the many different cultures within each country. I learned about the economies and social inequalities in the region. It was absolutely worthwhile. - UMass Lowell View Entire Review
Buenos Aires feels like a fairly European city, but I did get more exposure to non-Western cultures and ideals, which I think was extremely valuable. I also became more willing to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and try things I never thought I would. It was definitely worthwhile, and I've been recommending the ex... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This was a very worthwhile experience. I have learned much about myself, improved my language skills significantly. I learned how to operate in a city. I learned how to see Latin American beyond its facts and figures presented in textbooks and journal articles. - Colgate University View Entire Review
I would recommend this program to someone who is interested in both immersing themselves in Argentine culture, while intensely engaging with academic material on Development and Integration in Latin America. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
People always say they learn more about themselves than anything else while being abroad. I think I can safely say the same happened to me. I learned that while I love traveling and seeing the world, the thing I love most is sharing that experience with other people and bonding with those you meet along the way. I met a lot of a... - Providence College View Entire Review
My spanish skills improved remarkably during my experience abroad. I really enjoyed my ISP period and this time strengthened my research skills and forced me to use my language skills in the field. This experience is beyond worthwhile and although the program had some limitations, I learned a lot and felt that they prepared me w... - Barnard College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT: Buenos Aires- Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change
I feel like my whole view of the world has been flipped upside down. I feel so much more comfortable with who I am as a person and I have a new passion and excitement for what I hope to do with the rest of my life. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained knowledge about the world and the intricacies of relationships between countries and the people in these countries. I really thought it was worthwhile, as I learned about the places we were in and about myself. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
Got much better at Spanish and learned a lot about myself! - Duke University View Entire Review
I learned that I can live abroad for a long period of time and that it's important to share my story with others around the world. - Spelman College View Entire Review
Yes! It is yet another perspective of the world. To learn to live, adapt, and thrive in a completely different culture and language is incredibly challenging but you grow so very much. Every minute is valuable time stepping out of your comfort zone and learning about life, people, and time management you can't see from any other... - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
I gained language skills and real, deep cultural understanding of the Southern Cone. - Appalachian State University View Entire Review
Many things- navigating the subways and buses, better language skills, learning the history of the region from those who witness it, self-confidence and comfort in new settings and places, and much more! Very worthwhile. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
I found a new confidence in myself and my ability to converse and make my way around a foreign city. I figured out public transportation and learned so much about the culture and history of Argentina and other South American countries. The academics were an important piece to me, but I also learned to relax a bit and take in the... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and group dynamics. On an academic level, I got to see first hand a lot of the topics we studied in class, such as rural development and the different development strategies of Mercosur countries. It was definitely worthwhile. - Yale University View Entire Review
Past Review Unreal
broader worldview, more in-depth than sight seeing. - Providence College View Entire Review
The biggest shock to me was what I learned about myself and I would do it all over again. The only thing I regret is not exploring as much as I should. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile. While I was not always pleased with the program itself, nor with the academics or my homestay, I absolutely loved the city and country I was in. I would definitely return for a longer period of time. I am now more aware of the political, economic and social situation in Argentina and South Amer... - Tufts University View Entire Review


Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America's Southern Cone countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

In this comparative study abroad program based in Buenos Aires, you will rapidly improve your Spanish while exploring the current economic and social realities of the countries comprising the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). You will visit three additional MERCOSUR member states during group excursions.

Major topics of study include:

- Social realities and changing political frameworks in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay
- Theory and development practice from economic, environmental, and human perspectives
- Latin American integration

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
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$500 - $5000

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