Program Details

~Discover the richness of Chile’s history and culture on one of the most inexpensive programs offered by summer abroad!

~Figure out why Chile’s political and historical experience over the past 40 years is so important on a global scale and intimately

Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 8/17/2013 End Date: 9/13/2013

September 11, 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of General Augusto Pinochet’s military coup that violently overthrew President Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government. Since Pinochet’s fall in 1990, Chile has struggled to come to terms with its recent history and to construct a viable historical memory. This month-long immersion in contemporary Chile will introduce students to the battles being waged over historical meaning, the struggles of human rights activists, the quest for truth and justice, and the emergence of powerful social movements. Students will live with Chilean host families; interact with some of the country’s most important politicians, artists, activists, and academics; soak up the atmosphere as the country commemorates a major anniversary of the coup; and work to understand the paradoxes that characterize life in one of the world’s most unequal societies. Classes will be taught on campus at the University of Chile. Extracurricular activities will include excursions to the city of Valparaíso, visits to the houses of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda, hiking among Chile’s breathtaking natural beauty, and a day in wine country. No prerequisites.

COURSES
Spanish 175. Topics in Spanish American Cultural Studies* (4)
Specific historical tendencies and issues in Spanish American culture(s) from precolombian times to present. Sources studied may include literature, film, art, journalism and performance. Approaches to material may address issues of aesthetics, politics, identity, and globalization. May be repeated one time for credit if content differs. *The prerequisite for SPA 175 for this particular program is waived because the course is taught in English. GE credit: ArtHum, Div.
AND
Spanish 198. Directed Group Study (4 units)
P/NP grading only.

~Discover the richness of Chile’s history and culture on one of the most inexpensive programs offered by summer abroad!

~Figure out why Chile’s political and historical experience over the past 40 years is so important on a global scale and intimately intertwined with US history!

~Experience the music of Victor Jara, the poetry of Pablo Neruda, the promise of the revolutionary era, the pain of the dictatorship, the dilemmas of the transition to democracy, the warmth of the Chilean people, the wonder of the Andes, and the bounty of one of the world’s most geographically diverse nations.

Excursions and Day Trips:
-San Cristobal
-Santiago walking tour
-Santiago's General Cemetery
-Servicio Medico Legal de Chile
-Isla Negra
-Valparaiso / Vina del Mar
-Santa Rita winery
-Pomaire artisan village


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will primarily be staying in shared rooms in a 4 star hotel in the Providencia area of Santiago. A limited number of single rooms will also be available. More information will be available in the Program Specific Guide (available by May).

In Santiago, the breakfast buffet is included daily and it will offer juices, coffee, milk, tea, ham and cheese, pastry, crepes, yogurt, cookies, fruit, scrambled eggs and a selection of breads. It is available from 7-10:30 a.m. Students will be responsible for purchasing the rest of their meals from local restaurants or grocery store.

"Santiago de Chile is the capital and economic center of Chile. With its many museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is also the political and cultural center of the country. Its central location in the country makes it a great base for visiting other areas, and it is possible to ski in the nearby Andes and later be on the beach, all in the same

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