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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Pace Global Fellows
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Study educational policies and pedagogies in Chile and Argentina and explore the relationship between education, society, and diversity in both countries.

Program Highlights

  • Research education in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina.
  • Consider popular education as a tool for social change.
  • Live with host families in Santiago while you attend lectures, seminars, and field studies.
  • Immerse yourself in Spanish.
  • Compare regional and national differences in educational systems.
  • Compare different systems of education and social change.

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

Independent Study Project

You have the option to spend the final four weeks of the program on an Independent Study Project (ISP). This gives you the opportunity to critically analyze a topic or situation related to the educational and social dynamics in Chilean, Mapuche, or Argentine communities. You will receive guidance from the academic director during the ISP period.

Sample Topics:
 
  • Identity issues and intercultural education in rural Mapuche schools
  • Education and cultural identity through children’s arts
  • Structural aspects of education
  • English language practicum in a primary urban or rural school 
  • The Penguin Revolution and its effects
  • School reentry in Buenos Aires
  • Ethnicity in childcare in marginalized areas of Santiago and Buenos Aires 

SIT internships are hands on and reflective. In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper processing your learning experience on the job and analyzing an issue important to the organization you worked with, and/or you will design a socially responsible solution to a problem identified by the organization.

SIT partner institutions in Chile and Argentina are well-known in the fields of education, politics, and economics. They include social and community organizations, teachers’ unions, universities, schools, and others. 

Sample internship sites:
 
  • Supporting school administration, students’ movements, gender studies, public health, and human rights at a public school in Buenos Aires, a public school in the Municipal Department of Education in Santiago, or a private school in Fundación Súmate
  • Learning pedagogy, school administration, and the relationships between school and community at a public school in Valparaíso
  • Providing intercultural bilingual education and promoting intercultural health at a private school in Chol Chol or a public school in Chapod, both in Mapuche territory
  • Supporting human rights and historical memory at Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos
  • Focusing on economy, social welfare, and industrialization of natural resources at Cenda, an alternative development study center
  • Training, teaching, and learning educational demands at Colegio de Profesores de Chile, a teachers’ union
  • Assisting university administration and learning the demands of higher education at Alberto Hurtado University

Key Topics of Study

  • Chilean educational system and the country’s current education crisis
  • Regional and national differences in educational systems
  • Popular, intercultural, and bilingual education
  • Role of ethnicity and diversity in educational practices
  • Educational policies, equity, gender, and human rights 

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 $1.6 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.

Contact SIT Study Abroad




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Pace's Partner Program Application Process:
Partner Programs Application Process. March 2021 (002).docx

Pace's Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 15

PACE RESOURCES:
  • ‚ÄčPace Study Abroad FAQs: Review these Pace study abroad FAQs.
  • Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
  • Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
    • Students are responsible for:
      • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student's Pace account. 
      • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
      • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
      • All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters, and Pace tuition remission does not apply.)

ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad.

PRE-APPROVED COURSES
This SIT program is a new program offered for Pace students, so there are no pre-approved courses since no students have participated on the program yet.

IMPORTANT!
Due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19 and travel abroad, please remember that you should NOT purchase flights for your program (or make any non-refundable deposits connected with travel/study abroad) until told to do so by the Education Abroad office.

PRE-APPROVED COURSES
Click the above link to see the courses that have been approved for Pace students who previously studied abroad on this SIT Chile Comparative Education & Social Change program. 
 
  • Pace recommends that you try to select courses from this Pre-approved Courses list because these SIT Chile program courses have already been reviewed and approved by Pace Department Chairs. If you select courses from this list, you’ll only need to receive approval from your Pace Academic Advisor for those courses - which will make the process of receiving Pace academic credit for your semester abroad much easier. 
  • However, if the pre-approved courses listed don’t fit with your interests/academic plans and you chose a course that’s NOT on the pre-approved list, you’ll need to seek approval from a Pace Department Chair. 
  • Be sure to check with SIT's current course catalog (and Pace’s current course catalog) because some courses listed on the link above may no longer be offered on this SIT Chile program or are only available during one of the terms (Fall or Spring). 
  • Note: If there are no courses (or only a few courses) listed, it means that you are one of the first students from Pace to study abroad on this SIT Chile program. 
  • Read more about the process of obtaining Pace academic credit for courses taken abroad

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/15/2021 02/22/2022 06/06/2022