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  • Locations: Concepcion, Chile; Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 06/22/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students: No Language coursework offered: No
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Academic Level: Undergraduate CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Business and History (CAP) in Chile: Santiago and ConcepcionSantiago Plaza de Armas

About the Program

From relaxed, art-loving Concepción to dynamic, cosmopolitan Santiago, with soaring mountain peaks and fertile valleys in between, students will experience a country with a vibrant culture, fascinating history, and stunning natural beauty. Through courses in business and history, this summer program will explore what makes Chile’s economy the most stable, prosperous, and competitive in Latin America while examining how regional economic and political forces have shaped the country.  Corporate visits and travel to cultural and historical sites, as well as a service opportunity with a Chilean non-profit organization, will allow for experiential learning and connect what is learned inside the classroom to life outside. OPEN TO ALL MAJORS.

"I would highly suggest going to Chile because it is a very unique cultural experience. There are a lot of fun things to do and places to go."  - Summer 2017 Faculty-Led Program in Chile (HSS) Participant

Curricular Options

Students are required to enroll in 4 credit hours, but may enroll in 7 credit hours. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for each course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.

HST 357: Modern Latin America (3 credits)
This survey course explores Latin America’s history from independence in the nineteenth century to the present.  It will provide a broad portrait of the region’s development while identifying national and sub-regional themes. After addressing the emergence and consolidation of nation-states following independence, the focus will move to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Students will examine issues such as the growth of capitalist economies; the relationship between economic and social change; poverty and inequality; race and ethnicity; reform and revolution; authoritarianism and political repression; and the role of international forces in shaping regional policies. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed on understanding how Chile’s history fits into the broader narrative of the region. Prerequisite(s): HST 103 or equivalent.
CAP Status: Advanced Historical Studies and Crossing-Boundaries-Inquiry
MGT 300/301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams. MGT 301 satisfies a business CORE requirement and MGT 300 satisfies a business minor requirement for non-business majors.   

UDI 310: MAXIE: Experience (1 credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded mini-course required of all student participants.

FacultySantiago Chile

Dr. Tracey Jaffe, Department of History (Site Coordinator)

Prof. Tracy Miller, Management and Marketing

"I really enjoyed studying in Chile because it is a lot different than a stereotypical study abroad experience and that is what makes it special. You do not hear about many people going to Chile or even South America in general. It was both nerve wrecking and amazing not knowing what to expect and I wouldn't have done the trip any differently. It was perfect." - Summer 2017 Faculty-Led Program in Chile (HSS) Participant


Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course will be posted by early October.

Classes begin in late February/early March 2019 and last until the end of April.

Cost and Refund Policy

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