The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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SIT Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights program is located in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires. With a rich history of workers organizing for rights, you will study Argentina's social movements and the country's past and current struggles to guarantee human rights for its diverse populations. In order to participate, you need to complete a minimum of 3 semesters of Spanish, or the equivalent, prior to departure.


Coursework will be conducted in Spanish and will include lectures and discussions on Argentina's political and social history. You will have the opportunity to study History and Human Rights in Argentina, Social Movement and Human Rights in Argentina, Spanish for Social Sciences, Research Methods and Ethics, and Independent Study Project (ISP).

The ISP gives you the unique opportunity to apply their learning from the semester to an independent field-based research project supervised by a local adviser.

Program Features

Due to the mobility of this program, you will live in homestays as well as hostels or small hotels. In Buenos Aires, you participate in a six-week homestay in an apartment or small houses within the Capital Federal District.

You will participate in several educational excursions within the region that focus on the impacts of tourism, mining, development, and the preservation of local culture.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.