CAP-focused program in Chile (History and Culture)
About the Program
Study abroad in a South American country renowned for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and fascinating history! This program is based in Santiago, a cosmopolitan city surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and fertile valleys. The coursework will explore Chilean history and culture in relationship to the broader history of Latin America. Students will grapple with questions such as why Chile’s economy is the most prosperous and stable in the region while at the same time it continues to face the high levels of inequality characteristic of Latin America as a whole. Visits to a diverse array of cultural and historical sites and excursions to different cities within the country will allow for experiential learning and connect what is studied 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
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
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
Dr. Tracey Jaffe, Department of History (Site Coordinator)
"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.
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 details for your MAXIE course are as follows:
Once you have committed to the program, please register for this Spring 2019 mini-course, which meets March 4 - April 29, 2019. Be on the lookout for an email from the Office of Education Abroad with details on how to register.
Cost and Refund Policy
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