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SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Valparaiso, courtesy of Sarah Frances Moredock

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SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Overview

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 To be determined

This study center program explores how Chileans are working to create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society. Students in this program examine the challenges facing Chile's indigenous peoples and explore Chileans' useage of social, cultural, and political means to achieve representation, communication and identification. Students rapidly improve their Spanish through coursework in Spanish and in daily life in homestays. Students experience two homestays: one in the city of Valparaíso, and the other with an indigenous Mapuche family near Temuco in the south.

Students wishing to enroll in SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development 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.

Fact Sheet

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

Photo: Valparaiso, courtesy of Sarah Frances Moredock

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