Chile

SIT: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development in Valparaíso

In this program you will examine the political history of Chile in a contemporary cultural context. You will gain insights into the forces at play as Chile works to reconcile with its past while moving forward politically, socially, and economically. Chile’s return to civilian rule after 18 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Recent efforts to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet have spurred worldwide debate on human rights and social justice, while economic policies and the actions of increasingly vocal indigenous groups fuel further debate...

SIT: Comparative Education and Social Change in Santiago

In the Comparative Education and Social Change program you will examine the powerful relationship between education and social change and the ways in which educational politics, strategy, and pedagogy influence society in Chile and Argentina. You will engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on the educational systems in urban and rural areas in Chile and Argentina, and observe first-hand the application of popular education as a tool for social change. The program consists of three main phases: a five-week homestay in Santiago, a three-week period during which you will study...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso

The Liberal Arts program is intended for students who have at least three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and desire a program that permits direct enrollment with Chilean university students and personalized instruction and support through both academic and non-academic activities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, this program is suitable for undergraduate students with strong Spanish language skills from a variety of majors. All courses are taught in Spanish. You will be required to enroll in one of the two CIEE courses: Chilean and...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Santiago, Chile

The CIEE Study Center in Santiago provides a supportive environment for students who have at least three years of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, to directly enroll in three of Chile's major universities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, the Liberal Arts program is suitable for undergraduate students from a variety of majors with strong Spanish language skills. All courses are taught in Spanish. You will be required to take the a two-credit Contemporary Chile course before the start of university courses. During the semester, you will enroll in 4...

CIEE: Business and Culture in Santiago

The Business and Culture program will help you gain a critical appreciation of Chile’s unique business sector and its importance in Latin America. The program is ideal for students with lower language skill levels, a keen interest in international business and economics, and a desire to learn about the ongoing process of economic transformation in Chile and Latin America. The program aims to enhance your knowledge of international business from a local, national, and regional perspective, and to develop technical, cultural, and linguistic skills for future leadership in the global marketplace...

SIT: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment in Arica

The Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program offers you unique insight and exposure to health care policies, politics, and delivery methods in a multicultural and rapidly changing region of South America. Central to the program is an analysis of health reform intended primarily to improve health conditions of disadvantaged groups, particularly those in Chile, while also improving health care access for the population at large. Based in Chile's northern-most city of Arica, you will carefully examine intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the...
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