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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; New York, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: Junior, Senior, Sophmore
Field of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Culture, Economics, Education, Food Technology and Management, Gender Studies, Geography, Health & Human Services, Independent Study, Interdisciplinary Design, International Relations, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Political Science, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Urban Studies Available Experience Abroad: Field Study, Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 UVM Grants and Scholarships available: No
Type of Program: External Program Provider
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad/IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, & Politics (Fall)

Explore issues of urbanization, and social and spatial justice in four cities within the global economy. Witness how citizens live, work, and organize to advance more just urban environments.


Through the prism of social justice, examine how four truly 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 academic topics, drawing not only from articles and faculty lectures but also student observations, guest lectures, and the homestay experiences. Meet with thought leaders and academics, public agencies, planners, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and grassroots groups to see how urban citizens organize to envision, build, and create more just cities. Explore how COVID-19 realities have reshaped urban spaces. Along the way, you will focus on fieldwork methods, practice, and ethics while completing an independent comparative project on a topic of your choice. By immersing yourself in four international cities undergoing rapid change, compare how global politics, economics, local geography, and culture shape social relations in cities across continents, and how each faces its unique challenges.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.


SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  


SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  


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