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SIT Study Abroad Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment
Arica, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Program Type:
Non-USF Program
Level of Study:
Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
Transfer Credit
Program Advisor:
Nancy Di Bella
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:

students at local hospitalStudy healthcare policies, politics, and delivery as well as traditional medicinal practices in Chilean communities.

This program examines intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the context of Chile and southern Peru. Students consider different conceptions of wellness and healing, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous groups. The program gives students the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers.

Major topics of study include:
  • Chile's national and indigenous health systems
  • Economic, structural, and ideological determinants of public health planning and practices
  • Alternative treatments of psychiatric and other mental health issues
  • Healing and spiritual beliefs
  • Health of women, children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly
  • Public health and community empowerment 


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.