I truly cannot speak highly enough of this program. The Transnational and Comparative Development program that SIT offers is absolutely incredible. Unlike other SIT programs, this one has international travel built in, and we had the opportunity to visit Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil in addition to getting to know our home city of Buenos Aires. The structure of the program allows for a really distinct and enriching learning experience where students get an idea of the region's history and current political issues through not only traditional lecture-style classes with various professors, but also through site visits in the four countries. We had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of regional institutions like ALADI and MERCOSUR, to speak with activist and indigenous groups, and to visit important political institutions. Additionally, this program offers students to perform independent research or do an internship in the final month of the semester. I chose to do a research project and was able to conduct interviews and work one-on-one with a professor associated with the program.