Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment
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Students in the Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program experience an eight-week homestay with carefully selected families in an urban area of Arica. Host families warmly welcome students into their homes and help students become further immersed in Chilean culture and society. The homestay provides students an excellent opportunity to improve their Spanish and immerse in Chilean culture by sharing daily conversions and activities with host family members.
Most host families are middle class and are composed of parents and at least one child. It is customary for students to enjoy breakfast and lunch with their host family. On weekends, students may enjoy sharing family activities together, which could include birthday and anniversary celebrations.
It may be possible for students to live with an indigenous host family in Putre or Temuco, depending on the student’s ISP topic, during the Independent Study Project period.
Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Arica
Language Study: Spanish
Prerequisites: Coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields; 4 semesters college-level Spanish. Read more...
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