Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile; Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Experiencing Extremes in Chile: Field Studies in Physiology

Program only open to students taking HSS 488-Special Topics: Environmental Physiology-Chile in Spring 2019.Chile - Water

This active spring break excursion is an optional course supplement, providing real-world exposure to extreme conditions that challenge human physiology.  From smoggy Santiago to the arid Atacama Desert, the Pacific coastal waters to the Andean mountains, Chile provides a unique case study of extreme environments.  Students will collect biometric data while participating in activities like hiking and diving to experimentally understand the impact of these extreme environments on the body.  In addition, cultural activities will introduce students to Chilean history and the people that inhabit this slender South American wonder. We start in Santiago. From there, day trips take us to the ocean for shallow-water diving and into the Andes for a glacial trek.  From there, we’ll fly to San Pedro de Atacama, visiting high-altitude lakes, salt flats, and star-gaze.

"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


HSS 488-Special Topics: Environmental Physiology-Chile  (3 Credits) - Spring Semester 2019

Prerequisite- HSS 307 or HSS 206 or BIO 403 or instructor permission

FacultyChile - Atacama

Dr. Anne Crecelius, Department of Health and Sport Science (Site Coordinator)


Students must be eligible to and plan to take HSS 488 during the Spring semester 2019.  Participants 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 (if they have a GPA at this time). 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.


Cost and Refund Policy

Click here for specific cost information and the refund policy for this program.

Additional Information

Passports and visas >>
Health and safety >>


This program is currently not accepting applications.