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  • Locations: Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 16 credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 3 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Philosophy, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Spanish and Latin American Studies Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see

Chile is currently on Duke's Restricted Regions List - students who wish to attend this program must submit a petition with Duke's Global Travel Advisory Committee, seeking permission to study in a location on the Restricted Regions list:

Restricted Regions list here: 
Petition Instructions here:

Examine the political history of Chile in a contemporary cultural context. Gain insights into the forces at play as Chile works to reconcile with its past while moving forward politically, socially, and economically.

Chile's return to civilian rule after 18 years of military dictatorship has generated international interest. Recent efforts to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet have spurred worldwide debate on human rights and social justice, while economic policies and the actions of increasingly vocal indigenous groups fuel further debate.

The engaging seaport city of Valparaíso and neighboring Viña del Mar serve as program bases. Excursions to nearby Santiago, intensive field study, and a homestay with indigenous families provide a deeper appreciation of the attitudes, behaviors, practices, and values encompassed within the diverse Chilean landscape.


Note: This program was formerly titled Culture, Development, and Social Justice.