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SIT: Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America
Asuncion, Paraguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; Porto Alegre, Brazil (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
2000 level Housing: Homestay, Hotel, With program group
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, History, Independent Study, Internship, Latin American Studies, Minority Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
Latin America study abroadSIT Study Abroad Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

Examine the social and economic development strategies of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Program Highlights

  • Spend six weeks in Buenos Aires.
  • Rapidly improve your Spanish.
  • Explore economic and social realities of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) countries.
  • Discuss similarities and differences among these four countries and important transnational and regional processes.
  • Learn about the introduction of genetically modified seeds and the social, environmental, and economic impacts of mono cropping.
  • Choose between an internship or an Independent Study Project (ISP)
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.


If you choose to complete an internship during the final weeks of this program, you will be placed with a local community organization, research organization, or international NGO in Argentina or Paraguay where you will gain work experience and develop professional skills. Many of these organizations are leaders in key development issues in the country or the region. Their work focuses on indigenous rights, LGBTQI rights, women’s development projects, migration, and transnational impacts. You may help in fundraising activities, social media, and/or in daily activities such as helping mothers and children in soup kitchens.
In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper that addresses your learning experience and analyzing an issue important to the organization. You may also choose to design a socially responsible solution to a problem identified by the organization.
Topics and placements vary according to each institution. Examples of internship placements and topics include:
  • Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya – Macroeconomy; international economy; poverty and employment; entrepreneurship; micro, small, and medium businesses; and regional development
  • Centro de Documentación y Estudios – Sustainable development, women’s rights, transnationalism, chains of care and sexual reproductive rights, political participation
  • Grupo Sunu | de Acción Intercultural – Intercultural relations
  • Conamuri Paraguay – Peasants’ and indigenous women’s rights, agroecology, transnational social movements

Key Topics of Study

  • Social realities and changing political frameworks in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay
  • Top-down transnational processes that include regional integration through state-led institutions such as MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur / Southern Common Market), UNASUR (Unión de Naciones Suramericanas/Union of South American Nations) and others
  • Grassroots transnational processes such as migration in the region and political and social movements.
  • Theory and development practice from economic, environmental, and human perspectives.

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance


  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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