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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level instruction with a 'B' average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: Yes
Excursions: Yes Housing Type: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: Yes Advisor: Alessandra Capossela
Subjects Offered: Anthropology, History, Latin American Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish/Hispanic Literature Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
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Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, and stretching 4,300 km from the Peruvian border in the north to Cape Horn and the Strait of Magellan in the south, Chile encompasses every kind of environment from tropical to desert to sub Antarctic.  The long, impossibly thin line of Chile boasts a magnificent Pacific coastline, Andean peaks with over 50 active volcanoes, the inhospitable Atacama Desert, and Chilean Patagonia.  Since the end of military rule and the return of a stable democracy in 1990, Chile has proven an attractive site for university-level study. Chilean history covers all phases and models that students may have studied and wish to learn about first-hand.

The Middlebury School in Chile has opened a Memory and Human Rights Track at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, where students will have the opportunity to have both academic and work experience in a context where human rights have played a central role in recent history. The program is a unique opportunity for students to get a deep, holistic understanding of this topic. 

Issues related to human rights and memory have historically played a central role in Chile, as well as in many other Latin American countries. Like most of its neighbors, Chile experienced a violent military dictatorship between 1973 and 1989 under the rule of Augusto Pinochet who introduced severe and dramatic changes into Chilean society. The particular pattern followed by Chile from the late 60s until the election of Salvador Allende and after the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship make this country a paradigmatic example in the region in terms of this historical experience. 

The program is characterized by its multi-focal approach through three main components: direct-enroll courses at the host university, a guided research project, and an internship. Several program excursions related to Chile's recent past will round out the student experience.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/19/2020 07/15/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.