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SIT Study Abroad Argentina & Uruguay: Development, Gender & Migration in South America (January Term)
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Fields of Studies: Anthropology, Geography, International Studies
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Experiential Learning: ITR Field Study, URI Affiliated Program
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SIT Study Abroad Argentina & Uruguay: Development, Gender & Migration in South America

Learn about debates surrounding policies and practices of migration, gender, and development in South America, comparing Argentina and Uruguay.

On this program, you will analyze the election of progressive governments in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia at the end of the 1990s. You will discuss and examine the development models these governments followed, as well as their impact on gender issues and migrant communities. During the program, you will also explore landmark policies of this period related to rights for women, LGBTQI+, vulnerable migrant, and ethnic communities. You will critically analyze the limitations of these models and policies, as well as recent political events that have reshaped discussions in the region with the return of more conservative social and political trends. In addition, you will consider questions regarding central political and economic events, as well as development models in dispute.

Through visits in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, you will compare perspectives on urgent issues facing the region. You will also participate in activities with activists and leaders of migrant populations and other vulnerable groups working to influence public policy and development models.
 
This January-term program will run from December 28, 2020-January 15, 2021. Participants will earn three credits.

Program Highlights
  • Examine development models with a focus on gender and migration.
  • Visit women´s organizations and learn about their historic demands for equal rights and justice.
  • Meet with representatives of the Colectiva Lohana Berkins to learn about their struggle for rights of the Trans-Travesti community.
  • Spend the weekend with a Paraguayan migrant family in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
  • Participate in a migrant culinary group project formed by a diverse community of women from Paraguay, Peru, Haiti, and Senegal.

Program Structure

You will spend two weeks of the course in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, which offers an ideal atmosphere to discuss politics in and outside class. In Buenos Aires, there are a multitude of diverse migrant communities and LGBTQI+ spaces, as well as iconic sites memorializing the country's struggles for democracy and social justice. Buenos Aires is an ideal city to discover by bicycle, which will be one of the optional means of transport while in the city.
You will take the ferry across La Plata river to spend one week in Montevideo, the capital of one of the most progressive and egalitarian countries within Latin America. Montevideo´s tranquil atmosphere, near the beach, offers an ideal scenario for reflection and learning.

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