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Chile

Dates

May 29 – June 27, 2019

Cost

$3,895 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Digital Photography, Political Science, Video Art Poetry

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Chile is one of the most fascinating and developed countries in Latin America. Its physical beauty- including the Andes Mountains, vast Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert, Lake District, and Tierra del Fuego- is matched only by its warm and welcoming people. Based in modern and vibrant Santiago, where students will discover the many flavors of this cosmopolitan capital. An extensive subway makes getting around Santiago a breeze, and free weekends provide ample time for independent travel. No Spanish is required. Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills and knowledge of Chilean culture through interactions with locals. Note: While not overly strenuous physically, the KIIS Chile program involves a lot of walking.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 2-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Shawn Schulenbergschulenberg@marshall.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into two time blocks. You cannot select two courses in the same time block.

Block 1

ART 496 Topics: Video Art Poetry

Prof. Heather Stratton

Video Art Poetry in an introductory art video course that focuses on using existing Chilean poetry as a creative device for creating a visual narrative. Video capture, editing and sound design are explored in this course. Video camera with HD video and audio, laptop and Adobe Premiere required.

PS 250 International Politics

Dr. Stephen Hess

International Politics is a course aimed at introducing students to key concepts and theories used to understand and analyze a complex international political environment.  Students will receive an introduction to competing theories of international relations, including realism, liberalism, constructivism and radical/Marxist approaches.

PS 460 Topics: Military Rule and Human Rights

Dr. Shawn Schulenberg

Graduate Credit Available

This course examines the relationship between the armed forces and society, with a focus on the Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1990) and the subsequent struggle for human rights.

Block 2

ART 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Heather Stratton

This is an introductory course using digital photography as a creative tool. Students will learn the basic techniques and aesthetics of photography, with an emphasis on creative use of camera controls, light, exposure and editing software to tell a visual story. DSLR camera, laptop and Adobe Photoshop required.

PS 450 Topics: Chile in a Globalized World

Dr. Stephen Hess

This course explores Chile’s relationship to a global political economy that is undergoing rapid and transformative change. A highly developed and globalized nation bridging the Pacific Rim and Latin American regional economic communities, Chile provides an ideal vantage point for observing important shifts in the global system.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,895 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Chile

Accommodations

Two meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Santiago Subway Tickets

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The KIIS Chile program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Santiago with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights to/from the USA/Chile are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

May 29 – June 27, 2019

Cost

$3,895 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art, Digital Photography, Political Science, Video Art Poetry

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Chile is one of the most fascinating and developed countries in Latin America. Its physical beauty- including the Andes Mountains, vast Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert, Lake District, and Tierra del Fuego- is matched only by its warm and welcoming people. Based in modern and vibrant Santiago, where students will discover the many flavors of this cosmopolitan capital. An extensive subway makes getting around Santiago a breeze, and free weekends provide ample time for independent travel. No Spanish is required. Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills and knowledge of Chilean culture through interactions with locals. Note: While not overly strenuous physically, the KIIS Chile program involves a lot of walking.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 2-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Shawn Schulenbergschulenberg@marshall.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into two time blocks. You cannot select two courses in the same time block.

Block 1

ART 496 Topics: Video Art Poetry

Prof. Heather Stratton

Video Art Poetry in an introductory art video course that focuses on using existing Chilean poetry as a creative device for creating a visual narrative. Video capture, editing and sound design are explored in this course. Video camera with HD video and audio, laptop and Adobe Premiere required.

PS 250 International Politics

Dr. Stephen Hess

International Politics is a course aimed at introducing students to key concepts and theories used to understand and analyze a complex international political environment.  Students will receive an introduction to competing theories of international relations, including realism, liberalism, constructivism and radical/Marxist approaches.

PS 460 Topics: Military Rule and Human Rights

Dr. Shawn Schulenberg

Graduate Credit Available

This course examines the relationship between the armed forces and society, with a focus on the Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1990) and the subsequent struggle for human rights.

Block 2

ART 496 Topics: Digital Photography

Prof. Heather Stratton

This is an introductory course using digital photography as a creative tool. Students will learn the basic techniques and aesthetics of photography, with an emphasis on creative use of camera controls, light, exposure and editing software to tell a visual story. DSLR camera, laptop and Adobe Photoshop required.

PS 450 Topics: Chile in a Globalized World

Dr. Stephen Hess

This course explores Chile’s relationship to a global political economy that is undergoing rapid and transformative change. A highly developed and globalized nation bridging the Pacific Rim and Latin American regional economic communities, Chile provides an ideal vantage point for observing important shifts in the global system.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,895 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Chile

Accommodations

Two meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Santiago Subway Tickets

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The KIIS Chile program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Santiago with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights to/from the USA/Chile are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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