Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment


Students in the Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program experience an eight-week homestay with carefully selected families in an urban area of Arica. Host families warmly welcome students into their homes and help them become further immersed in Chilean culture and society. The homestay provides students with an excellent opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills by sharing daily conversions and activities with host family members.

Host families come from different social and cultural backgrounds. It is customary for students to enjoy breakfast and lunch with their host family. On weekends, students may enjoy sharing family activities together, which could include birthday and anniversary celebrations.

It may be possible for students to live with an indigenous host family in Putre or Temuco, depending on the student’s ISP topic, during the Independent Study Project period.

Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

Costs Dates

Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Arica

Language Study: Spanish

Prerequisites: Coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields; 4 semesters college-level Spanish. Read more...

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Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)

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