Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Education, Gender Studies, Government (Political Science), History, Independent Study, International Relations, Latin American studies, Social Policy, Sociology, Spanish Language, War Studies
Explore Chile's recent political and social history and discover how Chileans are working to reconcile with the past while struggling to create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society.
Chile's return to civilian rule after 17 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Efforts to prosecute human rights violations that occurred during former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's rule have met with mixed results.
Chile's relative political and economic stability has drawn worldwide attention. Recent elections, economic policies, and the actions of increasingly vocal indigenous groups have fueled further debate about democratic participation, social equity, and multicultural identity.
The program is based in the engaging seaport city of Valparaíso and neighboring Viña del Mar. Local excursions to nearby Isla Negra and Santiago, intensive Spanish courses, field study activities, and a homestay with indigenous families provide a deeper appreciation of the attitudes, behaviors, practices, and values encompassed within the diverse Chilean landscape. Excursions focused on the indigenous Mapuche (southern Chile) and Aymara (northern Chile) communities explore the unique needs of Chile's indigenous populations.
In country resources and program partners generally include:
** 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.