Summer in Chile 2012 Development, Economy, and Society June 24 – July 28, 2012 Application Due March 2, 2012 Knowledge of Spanish is not required. Students without prior knowledge of Spanish will enroll in the intensive introductory language course; all
- Valparaiso, Chile
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This program focuses on examining the society in which the “economic miracle” has taken place. Besides economics, a variety of other courses are offered in Spanish (various levels), Latin American Film and Literature, Sociology.
Summer in Chile 2012 Development, Economy, and Society June 24 – July 28, 2012 Application Due March 2, 2012 Knowledge of Spanish is not required. Students without prior knowledge of Spanish will enroll in the intensive introductory language course; all other students will be placed in a course at the appropriate Spanish language level. Participating students will have the unique opportunity to live with Chilean families. Being in daily contact with locals will help the students explore and practice the concepts and Spanish language studied in class.
- Setting Description:
- The program is based out of Valparaíso, Chile, the country’s most important port city, located in the Fifth Region on the coast due west of the capital city of Santiago. Valparaíso is linked by rail, road, and seawall to the city of Viña del Mar, an important tourist and residential area. Together, these two cities form the second-largest metropolitan complex in Chile, and provide students from around the country and the world an up-close look at the successes, failures, and ambiguities of Chile’s “economic miracle.”
- The cost of the 5-week program is $4,500. It includes: six or seven Tulane University undergraduate credits, housing accommodations with a Chilean family, three meals daily when in Valparaiso, travel medical insurance, Tulane-sponsored outings and events, including two weekend trips outside the Valparaíso/Viña area. Applying students must be currently enrolled college students in good academic standing (including freshmen) and maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Please not