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SIT Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

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SIT Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates
Fall 2020 02/10/2020 08/18/2020 - 11/30/2020

On this study center program, students study educational policies and pedagogies utilized in Chile and Argentina, and explore the relationship between education, society, and diversity in both countries. Courses are taught in Spanish. In addition to their coursework, students complete either an internship or an independent study project. As a required piece of this program, students experience three types of homestays, two in the urban communities of Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and one with an indigenous Mapuche family near Temuco, Chile.

Students wishing to enroll in SIT Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change must have completed SPAN 3303, or four or more other SPAN courses at the 3000-level. Applicants must have SPAN 3303 on their transcript in order to receive credit toward the Literature distribution of their Spanish major/minor. Students should be sure to check the external section of their Vanderbilt transcript to verify any transfer or AP credit on their record. Students should consult the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details and limitations. Contact the GEO advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish with questions.  

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Language prerequisite: Yes
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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