This program will introduce students to Chilean history and culture. It includes a trip to Puerto Natales, Torres del Pain and Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. Students will also go on three full-day excursions to Valparaiso, Santiago, Isla Negra and Casablanca Valley. There will be 15 hours of course preparation prior to departure.
Program Capacity: 10-25 Students
Required Credits: 6
Open to All Majors
- Good academic and judicial standing
- University Pre-Req to enroll in a Senior Seminar
Application Deadline: October 1st
LALS 430: (3 credits) — This variable content course is designed to introduce students to the history and culture. of a nation. In a survey style course format, in addition to seminars by local instructors, tours and living with local families, students will gain a deeper understanding of the most significant literary, historical, and cultural aspects of the targeted nation and may use this information to assist in language acquisition.
Core 430: Identity and Social Class (3 credits) — This course will provide students with a greater understanding of the role of social class, not only in their personal development, but also to society in the United States. Social class intersects with literature, arts, science, history and individuals. Developing an understanding of the nature of this impact will allow students to better address the three questions that form the foundation of the core: Who am I, What can I know? Based on what I know, what should I do?
*Spanish 350 Special Topics: Chile and the Chileans (3 credits) — (*This course option is for students in need of SPA 350) This course will run parallel to LALS 430, but students will be required to meet with the instructor and discuss the material in Spanish. All their work including quizzes, tests, homework and final reflections will be in Spanish instead of English.
*Management 355 (3 credits) — (*This course option is for those students in need of the management credit) This course involves the study and organizational behavior in the context of understanding multicultural and international influences on those behaviors. One goal of the course is to develop and increased self-awareness of our cultural conditioning, individual biases and assumptions and to understand the implications they have on our business interactions with people who are different from us. Basic knowledge and skills needed to manage effectively in other cultural environments will be included. These will involve developing familiarity with the types of situations and issues which managers often confront when working internationally.
Student accommodation will consist of homestays provided by the local university, Pontificia Catolica Universidad Valparaiso. Students will stay in shared rooms in hotels on excursions.
December 27, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Program Fee: $5,628
- Includes tuition, room & board, excursions, museum entrances and all related educational activities
- Does not include airfare, local transportation in the US and Chile, any added personal expenses
Financial Aid and Scholarships
- October 1: $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit (the Bursar's office may not be able to accept deposits until closer to this date)
- November 30: Remaining Balance
RWU students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are not eligible for financial aid, however, they may apply to one or both of the scholarships listed below. Students apply for the scholarship(s) at the same time they submit their application for a short-term program abroad. In order to be considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship, they must submit their application by stated program application deadline.
The Bridging the World Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
Scholarships awards based on financial need and academic merit
The Global Engagement Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on financial need only (limited funds available)
Professor Peter Alfieri, Department of Modern Languages
Office: GHH 104
Professor Susan Bosco, Professor of Management
Office: SB 327
Health & Safety Abroad
This program includes extensive walking and a camel ride. Students with severe restrictions should carefully evaluate their ability to participate comfortably. Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to Chile. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security in Chile.
All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.
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