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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Digital Media Studies, Economics, Educational Management, Healthcare Administration, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Legal Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Studies in Education, Other, Philosophy, Professional Writing, Public Service Leadership, Social Work, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad/IHP Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. 
Investigate the historical and social contexts of human rights movements, including the roles of culture, identity, political economy, and international law.

Investigate the historical and social contexts of human rights movements, including the roles of culture, identity, political economy, and international law.

WHY A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS?

Go beyond the halls of power to learn how individuals and communities are giving momentum to grassroots, human rights movements across four countries. Connect with groups working for immigrant and gender rights and against structural racism in New York City, and critically examine the deep roots of human rights movements throughout the United States. Travel next to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile, where you’ll meet with scholars, members of Parliament, feminist leaders, staff of international non-governmental organizations, United Nations officials, indigenous community members, and refugees. Gain deeper insight into multilayered perspectives on human rights, often against the backdrop of governments in tectonic shift, and understand pathways to enacting human rights-based change. Explore how COVID-19 has shifted the conversations on human rights and highlighted global economic inequity. Along the way, you’ll explore how to live, act, teach, and learn in ways that affirm human dignity, uproot oppression, and advance collective struggles for rights and justice everywhere.

Spring 2023 Program Sites

  • New York, NY USA
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Santiago, Chile

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • The relationships between of human rights, activism, and popular movements
  • Root causes of struggles for human rights in different locations
  • Individual and collective strategies to advance human rights
  • Intricacies of the UN human rights framework and how it came to be
  • Global “Human Rights” regime vs bottom-up “human rights” movements
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), program sites, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS

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.  

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA