Tara Mohtadi


SIT Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Multiple Locations,
Term: Spring, Fall

Enroll in courses that focus on social movements and human rights while studying in Argentina.

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2021
See other program dates


SIT Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights program is located in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires. Attend this program to examine Argentina’s prolific and highly dynamic social movements. The program’s office is in one of the most renowned research institutions in Buenos Aires, the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES), one of the top think tanks in Latin America. You will meet with social activists, local scholars, indigenous leaders, rural organizers, popular educators, environmental advocates, female and worker activists, and community muralists.


You will enroll in coursework that focuses on the following:

  • Argentina’s social movements and human rights
  • History and human rights
  • Spanish
  • 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

SIT believes in learning by experience, and with that in mind, you will participate in several educational excursions within the region.

Because of the mobility of the program, you will live in homestays s well as hostels or small hotels. In Buenos Aires you participate in a six week homestay with a much short homestay in a rural area.


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.

Fact Sheet

Humanities, Social Sciences
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Junior, Senior, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
3 semesters of language, or equivalent
Multiple Locations,
Latin America and the Caribbean
Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 1, 2021