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Drexel Fall Break in Chile: Sites of Remembrance
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Study Tour
Housing Options:
Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:

The Program Santiago

This course will explore Chilean literature about the violence and repression sparked by the military coup d’etat of 1973; the “disappearance” and death of thousands of Chileans during the ruling of the Junta throughout the 1980s; and the exile and displacement experienced by thousands of others.
The main objective of the program is to make students aware of the relationship between literature and history through the exploration of actual sites of remembrance in Santiago; a related objective is for the students to connect their readings and cultural experiences of Chile to their own lives through daily writing.  Some of the class discussions will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University.
Students will visit three major institutions in Santiago: Villa Grimaldi Peace Park, a site of remembrance where Chileans were interrogated and tortured; the new Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which offers a trove of artifacts and exhibits documenting repression and violence during the period; and the Salvador Allende Foundation, which promotes social justice and human rights. In addition, tours of the historical center of Santiago; visits to the capital’s rich pre-Columbian and historical museums; a day trip to a town in the surrounding Andes; and a day trip to the coastal area of Viña del Mar and the port city of Valparaiso, a UNESCO site.

The Academics

Credit: Students will be registered for ENGL 325 - Santiago de Chile: Sites of Remembrance, 3 credits as part of their fall 2014 course load. Students will meet with Dr. Ibieta both as a group and individually throughout the fall quarter to continue their course work and to prepare their final projects.
Language: Spanish language is not required for this trip. However because Dr. Ibieta is fully bilingual, students have the option of doing their reading and writing in either English or Spanish.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102 and ENGL 103Chile lit tour

Instructor: Gabriella Ibieta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Dept. of English and Philosophy, CoAS,

Program Calendar

Prior to departure, students are required to attend an introduction/preparatory session during summer term. Session may be conducted online. Details TBD.

Departure: Sept. 7; Arrival: Sept. 8, 2014
Return: Sept. 18, 2014
Final Dates confirmed.

Tentative Itinerary

--Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
--Villa Grimaldi Peace Park
--Walking tour of Historic Center of Santiago
--Salvador Allende Foundation
--National History Museum
--Pontifical University
--Museum of Memory and Human Rights 
--Day trip to the coast: port of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
--Day trip to Metropolitan Park and San Cristobal Hill
--Moneda Museum           

2014 Program Fee: $1,300

--Due April 1st: $25 application fee + $500 Advance Payment
--Due June 1st: $800 Final Payment
--All program fee payments are only refundable if student is not accepted or program cancels due to low enrollment.Santiago museum

Included in Program Fee:
--Hotel accomodations (double or triple occupancy)
--In-country transportation, including airport pickup
--Entrance fees, tours, related program activities
--Two group dinners

Expenses Not Included in Program Fee:
--Roundtrip airfare
--Emergency Insurance
--Spending Money
--Non-US citizens may be required to apply for a visa
**Students must book flights with arrival into Santiago, Chile

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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