Skip to content

Global Opportunities

Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. Questions? Email the appropriate Program Advisor listed below.
SIT Study Abroad Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
Valparaiso, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/20/2018 06/04/2018

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
Scholarship Opportunities:
SIT Scholarships
Additional Opportunities:
Research
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Chile
Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
PROGRAM OVERVIEW SIT Chile Cultural Identity
Photo Courtesy: SIT
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Study 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
 
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA. 3 semesters of college-level Spanish with at least 2 semesters taken at WU required. At least 1 Latin American studies course completed.

Program Dates:
Term Application Deadline
Fall February 1
Spring May 1
Please See SIT website for program dates
 
    ACADEMICS
  Approved Departments:

Anthropology
International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies

Coursework: Students typically earn 16 WU credits (6 for the core seminar, 4 for the independent study project, 2 for the field study seminar and 4 for language study. Language study on SIT programs is awarded general WU credit or, with the language department's approval, elective credit for the major or minor).
 
    LOCATION
  Valparaiso, Chile
 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: Students live for seven weeks with a Chilean host family located in the city of Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. Host families are generally middle class and many are single parent families (usually headed by a woman) living in safe but relatively modest homes. Students also spend almost two weeks living with a Mapuche family in the southern region of the country (near Temuco). This rural homestay allows students to compare and contrast their experience in Valparaíso, and gain familiarity with the Mapuche way of life. During the homestay, students participate in a number of activities with their families and explore concepts of indigenous self-determination, healthcare, political participation, and family life.

By living with host families, students gain important insights into Chilean social relations, improve their language skills, and experience daily life in Chile.

Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

On-Site Support: SIT Study Abroad Support
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Scholarships: SIT Scholarships
 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.


 
 
International and Area Studies | Overseas Programs