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  • Locations: Arica, Chile; Santiago, Chile; Valparaiso, 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: Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Anthropology, Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Educational Management, Foreign Language, History, Internship, Latinx and Latin American Studies, Other, Public Service Leadership, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

 

SIT Study Abroad Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

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.

Explore Chile’s recent political and social history and how Chileans are reconciling with the past to create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society.

WHY STUDY SOCIAL JUSTICE IN CHILE?

Chile has undergone monumental political, economic, and social changes over the past four decades—including transitioning away from a 17-year dictatorship. Studying in Chile, you will explore how Chileans today are building a more equitable and inclusive nation and you will become part of a larger intercultural movement yourself. You’ll witness the struggle for justice and reconciliation related to the military regime’s human rights violations, and you will have the opportunity to complete an internship or conduct independent research.

During your excursions, you will spend two weeks with Mapuche and Aymara communities to understand the longstanding challenges Chile’s indigenous peoples face. In addition, you’ll work on a community project with an NGO and learn about the development strategies local communities are using to confront their unique challenges.

You will also receive intensive Spanish language instruction and develop the skills to discuss sociocultural issues through classroom learning, cultural immersion, homestays, and excursions.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore how Chile’s political and social history impact cultural identity.
  • Spend two weeks with Mapuche and Aymara indigenous communities.
  • Examine community responses to Chile’s socioeconomic challenges.
  • Study Chilean approach to truth, justice and reconciliation.
  • Work on a community project with an NGO in Valparaíso.

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.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD



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