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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Suzy Wang (12537) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Late August to mid-December
Spring Calendar: Mid-January to early May Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:
In this program, students explore social justice in urban environments while living and studying in four "world" cities across the globe: New York, US; Barcelona, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students will learn how these cities work and operate within the global economy, and see first-hand how politics, economics, geography, and culture shape social relations and the built environment. Through this traveling program, students will develop skills to critically “read the city,” and gain a better understanding of the interconnected systems that affect urban environment. Students are required to live with a host family in a homestay between two and four weeks at each program site, with the exception of the U.S. location. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 TBA TBA