Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

Gain unique insight into healthcare policies, politics, and delivery as well as traditional medicinal practices in Chile

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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Examine public health within the context of both official national healthcare policies and intercultural and alternative healing practices in urban and rural Chile. Over the course of the semester, you will consider different conceptions of health, disease, and wellness, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous peoples. The program will give you the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers as well as direct dialogues with biomedical and ethnomedical practitioners. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Public Health
  • Development Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish
  • Latin American Studies


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