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Puerto Natales: SFS - Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice

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Based at Center for Climate Studies in Patagonia. Set curriculum in climate change, geology, coastal and alpine ecology. Directed research project. Students are encouraged to apply for SFS scholarships.

Arica: SIT - Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

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Courses on Public Health and traditional Chilean medical practice; language course in Spanish for Health Sciences; independent study project. Academic excursion to Tacna, Peru. Smaller coastal city in northern Chile. Very dry with access to beaches and mountains. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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Public Health: can incorporate a guided practicum/service learning project in public health setting into the independent study project.

Valparaiso: Middlebury School in Chile at universities in Valparaiso

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Large and attractive coastal city, 2 hours from Santiago, UN World Heritage site; warm and dry. Direct enrollment at three universities; Premedical Studies track. Internships. Required Middlebury writing course. Academic calendar: July-Dec, Feb-July.

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Pre-Medical Studies; Public Health: specific track with Chilean students.

Valparaiso: IFSA Chilean Universities Program

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Program and university courses. The Exploring Community and Culture program is an excellent way to engage in community service and to reflect upon the study abroad experience. Large and attractive coastal city (600,000 pop in metropolitan area), 2 hours from Santiago, UN World Heritage site; warm and dry. Students are encouraged to apply for IFSA-Butler scholarships.

Valparaiso: SIT - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

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Development and social justice theme. Two week excursion to the Mapuche region to study challenges facing indigenous populations. Independent study project and community service project. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

Valdivia: Middlebury School in Chile at the Universidad Austral de Chile

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July-Dec, Feb-July; sciences; environmental studies; focused Sustainability and Society track including a research project; archaeology; internships. Required Middlebury writing course. Southern Chile coastal city; cooler temperatures; more rain than other locations. Gateway to Chile's Lakes District. For the independent student.

Santiago: SIT - Comparative Education and Social Change

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Education and Social Change theme; independent study project or practicum. Two week excursion to Buenos Aires. Previous coursework in Education, Latin American studies, or Development studies required. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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Education: Opportunity to incorporate month long school practicum into ISP.

Santiago: Middlebury School in Chile at universities in Santiago

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Large urban environment in foothills of the Andes. Middlebury writing course; direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; internships. For the more independent student. Semester calendar: July-Dec, Feb-July.

Santiago: IFSA Chilean Universities Program

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Large urban environment (city of 6.5 million); foothills of the Andes. Mandatory language course; optional program culture course; direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (large universities). Semester calendar: July-Dec, Feb-July. Students are encouraged to apply for IFSA scholarships.

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