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Chile 2014: Study Abroad for Educators - Information Session

Posted: February 4, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Bacon Hall 116A

The Elementary Education & Reading Department is accepting applications for its third International PDS study abroad program in Santiago, Chile.  This  three-week  trip, held June  7-29, 2014, is  an  opportunity  for  students to  study  Chilean  history  and  culture  through  an  educational lens  in  the  capital  city  of  Santiago  with  Drs.  Pixita  del  Prado Hill  (Elementary Education and Reading)  and  Eric  “Luke”  Krieg  (Sociology).

Eligibility & Details:

  • Open to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Students will earn 3 credits
  • Funding opportunities are available
  • No prior Spanish speaking skills are necessary
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be in good academic standing

Students are expected to:

  • Attend a series of meetings during the Spring 2014 semester to prepare for travel
  • Collaborate to prepare instructional materials for our partner school
  • Live with host families while in Chile
  • Complete a reflective journal while in Chile
  • Participate in all planned activities and class meetings prior to departure and while in Chile

Activities include:

  • A Spanish immersion course at a Spanish language school in Santiago
  • Partnership activities with teacher candidates and faculty at Universidad Mayor
  • A service project at our partner school, Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna, School 25
  • Excursions to the Pacific Ocean, Andes Mountains, and places in and around the city of Santiago (museums, artisan communities,  and historic sites)

Attend the Information Session on February 4 at 4:00 pm in Bacon 116A. Topics to be discussed include expectations and costs, as well as a question and answer period.

You can also contact Pixita del Prado Hill for more information -- call (716) 878-4112, email, or stop by Bacon 316M.

Open to:
Pixita del Prado Hill
(716) 878-4112


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