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  • Locations: Arica, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall Approved Prog, Spring Approved Prog
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Major: Anthropology, Biology Housing: Host Family, Hotel
Colgate Faculty Led: No Global Engagement: No
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction Other Than English: Yes Approved Program: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 Semesters of Spanish
Program Description:

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SIT Study Abroad Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

Learn about public health through traditional medicine and intercultural health practices, indigenous customs, community welfare, and social justice.?

HighlightsChile

  • Learn about healthcare policies, politics, and delivery with a special emphasis on indigenous communities and traditional medicine.
  • Examine national healthcare policies and intercultural and alternative healing in urban and rural Chile.
  • Gain global perspectives from the program base in Arica.
  • Learn from and engage with government, medical, academic and indigenous sources.
  • Conduct field study and learn public health research methods.
  • Choose to intern at a health facility, social, community or indigenous organization, nonprofit institution, or university or to conduct independent research.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Program Structure

There is no "typical day"on an SIT program. Activities may take place on any day of the week and at any time of day to be in accordance with according to local norms and to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. Thus, the schedule and structure of the program are likely very different from what students are used to on their home campuses. The semester progresses in phases:

  • The program begins with a thorough orientation.
  • During the first two and a half months of the program, students are engaged in foundational coursework, including:
    • thematic seminars, including education excursions,
    • language instruction focused on improving practical communication skills, and
    • a field research methods and ethics course that prepares students to conduct independent research.
  • For the last month of the program, students conduct an Independent Study Project (ISP) on an approved topic of their choosing. 
  • Finally, students present their project, participate in program evaluations, and prepare to return home.

What Makes SIT Unique

  • SIT Study Abroad offers a field-based, experiential approach to learning.
  • Each program has a small group of students (typically 10–35). 
  • On an SIT program, students gain high levels of access to many different stakeholders and experts relevant to the issues the program is examining. 
  • While some learning will be conducted at the SIT program center, extensive learning is done outside the classroom — in host communities, field stations, NGO headquarters, ecological sites, health clinics, and art studios.
  • Many students go on to use their Independent Study Projects as a basis for senior theses on their home campuses. Others use their undergraduate research and overall study abroad experience to successfully apply for fellowships such as Fulbrights and Watsons.

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Approved Prog 2023 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Approved Prog 2022-2023 02/02/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.