Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyCIPE

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

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Program Information


Ahmedabad, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Dakar, Senegal; Hanoi, Vietnam; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Multiple Locations


Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement



Social & Behavioral Sciences




Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment — and with what consequences — in cities across the globe. This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involving key actors and stakeholders — public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs, and grassroots organizations. You will spend time in four cities across the globe to better understand the interconnected social, physical, economic, environmental, and political systems affecting urban environments. In addition, you will complete an independent comparative research project on a topic of your choosing.


SIT offers two tracks of the IHP/Comparative: Cities in the 21st Century program. The tracks take place in different locations and may not be available both in the fall and spring. See the program's website for more details.

How to Apply

Applying for admission and general Yale credit for designated (non-Yale) study abroad programs is a simultaneous process. It is your responsibility to ensure all application materials are submitted to the Study Abroad Office, and your desired program or university, by the relevant deadlines.

  • Submit an application directly to the Study Abroad Office to be eligible to receive general Yale credit for coursework completed abroad, by the appropriate deadline. Late applications for study abroad credit cannot be accepted.
  • Apply directly to the program or university you hope to attend for admission. Program application deadlines may be earlier or later than Yale’s application deadline. Access the program application directly from their website.
  • You do not need to have already been admitted to your program when you apply for Yale credit.

How to Apply