UMAIE Course Number: T4655
SAU Course Equivalency: IS 210 Selected Topics in Culture and Civilization or SPAN 321, Latin America (for Spanish majors and minors) (four credits)
Instructors: Sam and Cathie Ogdie, Augustana College
Dates: January 5-26, 2016 (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 20)
Location: Chile (Santiago, Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Varas, Valparaíso, Curicó, Larimer, La Serena)
Price: To be determined
Chile is very representative of Latin ethnic diversity, economic stability and political history; it also offers a relatively safe and unique educational experience for student travelers. This course focuses on Chile as a "land of contrasts." By exploring the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic diversity of Chile, students will gain an appreciation for Chile as a modern Latin American country and the role that Chile plays in the
broader South American region.
The course will provide an overview of the cultural, political, and economic realities of Chile's history and the impact on the current state. In doing so, students will uncover Chile's indigenous populations and wide cultural (and artistic) diversity. Students will review the 250 years of Spanish domination, and engage in a focused study of modern Chilean politics from the rule of Salvador Allende in 1970 to the present day. Students will experience Chile's diverse geography, from the driest desert in the world to glaciers in the south. It has the world's longest mountain range in the East, with historic ports and beaches on the West Coast. Finally, students will explore how the economics of the three main regions of Chile, (North, Central and South), are linked to these diverse geographical and cultural contrasts. Eight of the fifteen administrative regions, each unique, will be included in our journey.
Application deadline - April 13, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.