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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 Partner
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.

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

WHY STUDY EDUCATION IN CHILE?

With its large indigenous and immigrant population and strong contrasts between urban and rural areas, Chile offers the opportunity to study a variety of educational models. You will spend time in diverse schools throughout the country—including public, private, voucher, underprivileged, coed, bilingual and intercultural institutions—to understand forces that affect educational policies and ideologies. Excursions to different regions of the country will deepen your understanding of the complex cultural and socioeconomic realities that impact education systems.

You will also spend two weeks in Argentina, which will provide the opportunity to compare educational systems. You will see how teachers and students in Argentina and Chile are trying to make education available to vulnerable populations, including immigrants and students with disabilities.

You will also develop the formal and informal Spanish language skills to discuss and research education issues and policy through classroom learning, cultural immersion, homestays, and excursions.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Educational experiences related to indigenous and non-formal education as paradigms for social change
  • Compare regional and national differences in educational systems through excursions to Temuco, Mapuche territory, and Buenos Aires
  • Research education in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina
  • Deepen your use of Spanish during your homestay, the Independent Study Project, or internship
  • Study the role of ethnicity and diversity in educational practices

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD




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Pace's Partner Program Application Process:
http://Pace Steps To Study Abroad (May2022)

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

SIT's Application Deadline (apply only after being accepted by Pace!):
Fall semester: May 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 because if you enroll in fewer than 12 U.S. credits you will lose your financial aid. However, it is strongly recommended that you take approximately 15 U.S. credits so that you are not at risk of losing financial aid in case of any unforeseen changes that reduce your course load below 12 U.S. credits.

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 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 02/21/2023 06/05/2023

** 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.