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Service-Learning experience in Chile

Travel to the Island of Chiloé to support its community

January 30, 2018 — 

Are you interested in learning about Indigenous approaches to health while experiencing Chilean culture?

Chile Service-Learning experience offers a six-week, project-based program where students will participate in community work on the Island of Chiloé, Chile. By working with the community, students will gain a hands-on opportunity to investigate Indigenous health promotion for future generations.

This year, U of M students will help the Wekimün Foundation with the planning and coordination of Encounters of Intercultural Health – a series of weekend events that aims to bring together local Indigenous youth with Indigenous health practices and practitioners.

“This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for U of M students to develop first-hand experience in a number of key areas for today’s job-market: from project management within an intercultural and international context, to more specialized competencies such as intercultural health promotion and education,” says Gerardo Villagrán, Community Service-Learning coordinator. “Moreover, it is an opportunity for them to practice or learn Spanish as they experience the very rich culture and breathtaking beauty of the Chilean Patagonia.”

In addition to working on this project, students will have the opportunity to explore the region, immerse themselves in the local culture and participate in facilitated learning activities onsustainable land-use, Williche history, language and Cosmo-vision (way of looking at life and the world through Williche teachings), Indigenous rights in Latin-America and many other

This program is offered in partnership by Community Service-Learning and the Wekimün Foundation.

Bursaries of up to $1,000 are available to support student’s financial needs.

Program Details:

Summer Program in Chile: Indigenous Health for Future Generations

Location:
Island of Chiloé, Chile (time-lapse of Chiloé)

Dates:
May 1 to June 12, 2018 (exact dates may vary)

All-inclusive program fee:
$4,000 (Airfare, accommodations, meals, transportation, travel insurance, community contribution, program supplies, etc).

Student Team: 
6-8, Interdisciplinary

The program deadline has been extended to March 9. The program is open to all students of the University of Manitoba.

For more info, visit the Community Service-Learning website or email Gerardo [dot] villagran [at] umanitoba [dot] ca 

Or apply online now!

 

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