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IHP: Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates

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 or Sao Paulo, Brazil. 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. 

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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