Please visit our website for more information. This itinerary is offered in the fall term. This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involving key actors and stakeholders — public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs, and grassroots organizations. You will spend time in four cities across the globe to better understand the interconnected social, physical, economic, environmental, and political systems affecting urban environments. In addition, you will complete an independent comparative research project on a topic of your choosing.
Ruta 1, Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile
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.
GO-347, Crixás - GO, 76510-000, Brazil
Please visit our website for more information. This program looks at socioeconomic conditions and the impact of local development efforts and public policy on lives and livelihoods in northeastern Brazil. You will interact with different ethnic groups, including indigenous and Afro-Brazilian populations, to gain insight into the challenges and benefits of implementing social change within a multicultural environment.