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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Virtual Fall, Virtual Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Virtual Fall 2022 08/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Virtual Spring 2023 12/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External Virtual Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Area of Study: American Studies, Education, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Public Policy, Social Work
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT); see more at https://studyabroad.uark.edu/covid-19.php
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Chile: Virtual Internship in Education & Social Change Organizations (Online)

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.

Gain professional, intercultural experience interning with a Chilean educational community, social organization, or labor union.

This virtual internship and online seminar will focus on the role of Chilean educational institutions, social organizations, and communities working for social change. Chile has a history of human rights violations and deep social and economic inequities. Recent protests have been led by students, teachers, community members, and workers to obtain social benefits for marginalized populations.

Your program will begin with an introduction to the broader cultural, social, educational, and political contexts of Chile. Seminar discussions will include workplace norms and the ethics of interning in another country. After your placement, you will complete an online internship with an organization working in sectors such as education, human rights, collective and historic memory, gender and LGBTQI+, migration, indigenous communities, or another field related to your interests and career goals.

You will be expected to devote 180 hours to this program, including 10–12 hours a week “on” the internship site, 24 hours in synchronous discussions led by the academic director, and up to 25 hours writing six progress reports and a final paper. Virtual attendance is required for all discussions and oral presentations.

Program Highlights

  • Engage in discussions about current social protests, community organizations, and educational alternatives.
  • Complete an internship with a local community organization or NGO.
  • Develop your professional Spanish-language skills.
  • Participate in weekly group reflection and assessments led by the academic director.
  • Build your résumé and professional experience in an internship related to your interests.

Prerequisites

Two semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.

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