During their junior year, LALACS majors may attend a summer program offered by Georgetown University at the Georgetown Center for Latin American Studies in Santiago, Chile. Applications for the program may be obtained from the LALACS office. These summer courses carry Georgetown credit. Students may apply for transfer credit from this program by contacting the registrar's office for transfer application forms. All transfer terms and credit must be pre-approved by the Committee On Off-Campus Activities. The deadline for COCA transfer applications is one term in advance of the transfer term.
Students who take this program may apply to Georgetown to matriculate the summer after they graduate from Dartmouth. These students may be able to complete a Masters degree in Latin American Studies in two semesters instead of three.
In case the Summer Study in Chile program and Buenos Aires Argentina Georgetown program links are not working, please visit the Overseas Study website at http://overseasstudies.georgetown.edu/
The Georgetown University Summer School and Center for Latin American Studies have offered specialized programs of study in Santiago, Chile. The program is designed for Master's candidates concentrating in Latin American Studies and advanced undergraduates with an interest in the region. The objective is to provide Georgetown students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in a Latin American culture under the direction of leading Latin American scholars. The academic programs consist of a menu of courses taught by specialists in the fields of comparitive politics, economics, and culture. Courses are designed by CLAS, but the program is intentionally structured to allow students the opportunity to pursue independent research or internships.
These programs emphasize intellectual and academic growth; as such, co-curricular activities are left to the individual student. Lodging, meals, excursions, and research activities are all projects that students undertake independently. Students can plan activities with other participants or friends, but there is no group leader coordinating free-time activities. This aspect of the programs enables the advanced student to develop the necessary skills to function independently abroad.
Summer study in Chile is a loosely structured academic program consisting of four small-group,seminar style courses taught by well known Latin Americanists. A research tutorial is also available to students who have specific curriculum restrictions and are unable to enroll in the four core courses provided. All courses are offered in Spanish at the graduate level. Participating professors have included: Dr. Manuel Antonio Garretón, one of Latin America's leading social scientists; Jorge Edwards, Chilean writer: Carlos Portales, Director General of Foreign Affairs; Alberto Van Klaveren, Senior Policy Advisor at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Osvaldo Sunkel, Director of the journal Pensamiento Iberoamericano, Revista de Economía Política. Language training is available at additional cost.
Last Updated: 8/16/09