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SIT/ Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
Valparaiso, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission 08/25/2015 12/07/2015
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Field Study Program
Program Language(s):
English, Spanish
Area of Study(s):
Anthropology, Education, Hispanic Studies, History, International & Global Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Politics, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:
field lecture
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:

Brandeis Specific Information

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.