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Investigate the historical and social contexts of human rights movements, including the roles of culture, identity, political economy, and international law in four different countries.
Learn how grassroots activists, individuals, and communities are giving meaning to human rights movements at the local level.
The program will spend time in four different countries - USA, Chile, Nepal & Jordan. This comparative approach will highlight cultural variations in individual rights related to political freedoms and expression, underrepresented minority groups, and gender equity.
- Travel to four countries in one semester.
- Compare human rights policies and practices in four different cities.
- Critically examine the United States’ relationship to human rights and compare with other countries.
- Spend time with feminist leaders, student activists, UN officials, and indigenous Mapuche communities in the Chilean Andes.
- Experience homestay with local families in Nepal, Jordan and Chile.
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.