Argentina: Transnationalism & Comparative Development

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Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America’s Southern Cone countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

In this comparative study abroad program, students can rapidly improve their Spanish while exploring the current economic and social realities of the countries comprising the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Students visit three of the four MERCOSUR member states during group excursions.

You can choose to complete an internship during the last four weeks of this program. For this internship, you will be placed with a local organization where you will gain real work experience related to the program’s theme and develop professional skills you can use in your career.

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Jamie
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Good Challenge for those looking for a Different Study Abroad Experience

SIT Regional Integration very clearly has worked hard over the years to develop a program which is challenging, and which integrates the students into various aspects of society. While unfortunately the program is subject to change on a semester by semester basis, the opportunity to visit important social movements, communities, and international institutions is invaluable. This is absolutely not the program for you if you are not looking for a challenging semester. While it was certainly less work than a typical semester, it was not a vacation. Speaking of which, opportunities to travel outside of the program are somewhat limited, though definitely possible. It is not a program where you can just jet off for a week. That being said, the program does have a few rules about homestay and travel, so be prepared to work around those.

This program definitely helped me develop as a student and a global citizen, but you get there through work.

How can this program be improved?
I would say that while I understand the difficulties and liabilities associated with letting students travel on their own, I think SIT should be more amenable to letting students travel. This is not necessarily a reflection of this program in particular, but rather part of SIT as a whole.
Yes, I recommend this program

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SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in...