SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

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  • Location(s): Arica, Chile
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Learn about public health through traditional medicine and intercultural health practices, indigenous customs, community welfare, and social justice.Live in ethnically diverse Arica, Chile, home to many cultural worldviews and health practices as ... read more

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I learned so much about Chilean culture and also about the Chilean health system. I also learned about the indigenous groups in Chile and about how their negative relationship with the country and resulting inequality - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I cannot fully describe what I learned in words. One must have to go on the program and experience it for themself to completely understand what I learned from my experience on this program. I learned an immense amount about Chilean culture, family, and of course Spanish. I learned how to live and integrate into a language and c... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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Past Review The Real Chile
I learned so much about the indigenous populations of Chile from within the populations. It was an experience that not just any tourist, or even Chilean, could have. I learned a lot about myself and my ability to cope with unfamiliar situations. It was completely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I was able to learn about an indigenous culture and participate in shamanic ceremonies and I made some wonderful friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much I couldn't possibly write it all here, or even write it anywhere for that matter. Would recommend this program to anyone!! - Villanova University View Entire Review
I have a strong desire to continue travelling and learning about other cultures and hope to live abroad again one day. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Absolutely! - Carleton College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I'm presently continuing the research that I began during my time in Chile-- namely, how poor diets and insufficient levels of physical activity are making the children of today likely to have shorter, lower quality lives than their parents. I'm also now able to apply my Spanish during research-related a... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned about the Chilean health care system and about traditional methods of medicine. My Spanish improved more than anything. I think the lessons I learned outside of the classroom were the most important. I learned about the importance of challenging myself and I learned about how to communicate in another language. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Past Review I'd Do It Again!
I learned that study abroad programs are really catered towards a particular student. I also learned that a lot of Americans are ignorant about global issues regardless of how much they learn inside the classroom. This particular study abroad program really tried to integrate the American students into its culture and I also saw... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I had so many unique, once in a lifetime experiences that I think I could have only experienced through this program. Love Chile to the fullest. It is an incredible country with such a youthful energy. I am fascinated by this country and inspired by everyone I met, including my American classmates. - Brown University View Entire Review
So much. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would do it all over again. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
Definitely increased my cultural awareness, taught me skills about going our and experiencing and documenting on my own, but mostly gave me the time and resources to do it. - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, a lot about how others view Americans, and about the universality of people. - Tulane University View Entire Review
It was amazing overall. There were some bumps and the Spanish program was seriously lacking, but if you take initiative and are interested in the program's focus areas you'll do great. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
My study abraod program was worthwhile!! I feel that I have a better understanding especially of how another functioning health care system can work. In addition I feel as though I have become more confident in talking to people that I do not know and putting my self into situations that are unknown. - Simmons College View Entire Review

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Learn about public health through traditional medicine and intercultural health practices, indigenous customs, community welfare, and social justice.

Live in ethnically diverse Arica, Chile, home to many cultural worldviews and health practices as well as unequal access to health services. From this strategic location near the borders of Peru and Bolivia, you’ll learn about transnational issues such as infectious disease management and examine healthcare from international perspectives at health centers and government offices. You’ll also learn how to collect, analyze, integrate, and report social and public health data, and use that knowledge while completing independent research or an internship.


You will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the work carried out by public health teams of Chilean Health System to combat COVID-19, their successful vaccination programs, challenges, and lessons learned.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Medical Administrative Services
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs 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: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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