SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Comparative Education and Social Change

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Study educational policies and pedagogies in Chile and Argentina, exploring the relationship between education, society, and diversity in both countries.This program gives you the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic coursework and research ... read more

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The first noticeable learning experience was the improvement in my Spanish abilities. Nothing beats immersing yourself in the language and having no choice but to speak it! I also reflected a lot on the education system itself in the United States and how it is structured and what affect that has on student learning and developm... - Whitman College View Entire Review
I got to learn about the history of Chile and how it continues to affect it's people, which is why a massive social uprising occurred in the first place. I got to learn about a culture that was very different from my own, which has altered my own perspective about the world and the way I live my life. I got to meet people that I... - Denison University View Entire Review
I learned more than I could have ever imagined about people, life, the language, culture, the world, the US, history, politics, society ... I made connections and met people that will be part of me forever, and I don't think I would give those up for anything. - Butler University View Entire Review
A sense of adventure and critical reflexivity. Of course - Trinity University View Entire Review
June 25, 2018 Chile Abroad
I learned a lot about myself and gained a lot of independence - Brandeis University View Entire Review
During my time abroad I was able to improve on my Spanish abilities and I am now able to better understand a different accent and speed that I previously struggled with. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
It is hard to qualify what I learned in four months abroad in just a few lines, especially having just gotten back. I think my answer to this question will develop as I reintegrate. Academically, I learned a great deal about the historical and present political context of Chile, the education system, and the society as a whole. ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a sense of perspective of another culture. It was worthwhile since I had never been out of the country before. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Renewal
I gained new friends and a new perspective - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Studying abroad is really what you make of it. Every moment and every small detail was a step in the growth and learning process. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is one of the most valuable skills you can have. Learning a language is a slow process and there will be many bumps along the road, but it is one of the most r... - Vassar College View Entire Review
I learned more about international cooperation that anywhere else. I learned history and I learned local stories. I learned about the political system and now know it like the back of my hand. It was more than worthwhile. I became a very different person in the best of ways because of this program and I would not change it for a... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. I learned a lot about the history of the country and the social changes there. - Hope College View Entire Review
My Spanish skills (speaking particularly) increased exponentially. I learned about the education systems, cultures (urban & rural), political histories, and day-to-day life, all in great interesting detail. I also gained so much confidence in my self and clarity on the type of person I wanted to be. - University of Vermont View Entire Review
Personally, I learned independence, self-advocacy, and the importance of reflection. Academically, I learned more about my passion for educational equity and improved my Spanish skills. It was extremely worthwhile! - Rice University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how children and people are shaped by their societies and educational systems. I learned that I can connect with lots of different types of people. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about independence that was really valuable. I also improved my language skills a lot which I am really happy to have done. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Comparative Education and Social Change
I had an incredible experience abroad through SIT Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change. The staff and all our professors were knowledgeable, caring, and enthusiastic about the program and helping us learn and grow. I found that most of our academic and personal learning happened outside the classroom—SIT’s emphasis on ... - Yale University View Entire Review
-Improved Spanish skills a phenomenal amount -Learned about Chilean and Argentinian dictatorships -Learned about Chilean and Argentinian education systems -Was able to intern and conduct my own research study with a feminist NGO - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about a different culture that has experienced a tough history. It was very worthwhile. Best experience of my life, and I have had a fair amount of abroad experiences. - Lehigh University View Entire Review
Absolutely! I am very happy I went on this trip. If I could do it again I would immerse myself in the community faster than I did. - University of Vermont View Entire Review
I became so much more confident in my Spanish-speaking skills. I also realized how big and diverse the world is and how so many things we have as American college students are taken for granted. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Maravilloso!!!
Perspective, motivation, confidence, knowledge, and a new way of living! It was 100% worth while. - Bates College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome!
what it means to be from the united states. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Study educational policies and pedagogies in Chile and Argentina, exploring the relationship between education, society, and diversity in both countries.

This program gives you the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on educational systems in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina. You will spend time in a variety of schools, gaining insight on the workings of public, private, voucher, underprivileged, coed, and single-sex institutions. Throughout, you will consider the application of popular education as a tool for social change.

Major topics of study include:

- Chilean educational system and the country’s current education crisis
- Regional and national differences in educational systems
- Popular, intercultural, and bilingual education
- Role of ethnicity and diversity in educational practices
- Educational policies, equity, gender, and human rights

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Teacher Education by Level
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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