- United States of America
- New York
- Buenos Aires
- South Africa
- Cape Town
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Through the prism of social justice, examine how four global cities—New York, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Cape Town—work and operate within the global economy. This program takes a holistic and interdisciplinary view of critical urban issues, drawing not only from urban studies coursework but also student field-based observations, guided excursions, guest lectures, and homestay experiences. Meet with thought leaders and academics, public agencies, planners, elected officials, non-profits, and grassroots movements to see how urban citizens organize to envision, build, and create more just cities.
- Live and study in four global cities undergoing rapid change and facing unique challenges across four continents.
- Explore how politics, economics, culture, and geography shape built urban environments.
- Learn how to critically “read” a city and understand complex interconnected urban systems.
- Meet renowned academics, thought leaders, elected officials, and NGO staff members.
- Observe the community activism, media, and businesses that produce thriving urban environments.
SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.