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SIT: Chile, Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
Valparaiso, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English, Spanish
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program, Research
Minimum GPA::
2.8
Housing Options::
Homestay
Approved by::
AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to::
Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Alexis Santi
Program Description:

field lectureStudy Chile’s recent political and social history and discover how Chileans are working to reconcile with the past and create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society.

This program examines the political, economic, and social changes that have shaped Chile, including its cultural identity, community fabric, and development. Students experience the social, cultural, and political means by which Chileans today are seeking new ways of representation, communication, and identification.

Major topics of study include:
  • Chile’s "successful" economic model, development, and social inequalities
  • Community responses to Chile's socioeconomic changes
  • The Pinochet regime, human rights violations, and Chilean history 
  • Truth, justice, and reconciliation  
  • Challenges facing Chile's indigenous peoples 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.