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  • Locations: Chillán, Chile
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 03/15/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Overview

FLP Chile Society ProgramChile is a popular choice for study abroad programs where the beautiful Andes Mountains form its eastern border (110 mi. wide) and the Pacific Ocean its western border (over 2,600 miles long), and our winter is their summer! 
 
This OSU Faculty-led Program enables participants to spend 10 weeks (Winter Term 2019) learning about and exploring the culture, politics, history, and natural environment of Chile, one of the most fascinating countries in the Americas.  
 
The host city, Chillán is about the size of Eugene and is home to two universities, the University of Bio Bio (where we will be studying) and an agriculture/forestry branch campus of Concepción University.  As a result, the program will enable students to learn from guest speakers from the universities, as well as from government and non-profit organizations in the area.
 
Students will meet four days a week for classes, field trips and service learning and will stay with local host families, a wonderful way to practice Spanish and learn more about Chilean everyday life. The program will also involve several day trips to nearby rural communities and cities like Concepción along with occasional overnight trips to the coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, the capital Santiago, the Lake District Capital Villarica and the ‘Portland’ of South America, Valdivia. 
 
This program is led by OSU Sociology Professor Dr. Roger Hammer who will teach two 4-credit courses that explore the social, political, economic, and environmental issues in Chile.  The courses qualify as baccalaureate core for ‘Perspectives Cultural Diversity’ and ‘Synthesis Science, Technology and Society’.  Student will also have the opportunity to take a Spanish language course, and engage with community residents in a service project that focuses on the social and environmental challenges particular to rural settings.
 
 

Areas of Study

This 10-week OSU Faculty-led Program offers two 4-credit Baccalaureate Core courses (Perspectives Cultural Diversity and Synthesis Science, Technology and Society) that explore social, political, economic, and environmental issues in Chile and one 3-credit Spanish language course. Classes will involve guest speakers from local universities, government and non-profit organizations. The group will take numerous day trips to nearby rural communities and cities like Concepción and overnight trips to the enchanting coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, the Capital Santiago, the Lake District Capital Villarica and the Portland of South America, Valdivia. Students and instructors will collectively engage with community residents in a service project (internship) addressing social and environmental needs in an underprivileged rural area.
 

Requirements

  • Open to all students, any majors.
  • Requires 2 years of high school Spanish and/or 1 year of college Spanish.
  • This program will involve extensive walking and moderate physical activity/labor.
 

Cost Estimates

To be determined.
 

Additional Info

The Program Leader is Dr. Roger Hammer, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy.