• Sin Fronteras, Chile

    FACULTY-LED PROGRAM
    3 Credit Hour Independent Study in Health 
    "Sin Fronteras Chile Project"

    CHILE-grupo-en-la-Virgen

    The Sin Fronteras Chile Project provides an opportunity for Monmouth University undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major, to travel to the shantytown La Pincoya in Santiago, Chile for 14 – 20 days over the Winter Break. While there, we work with neighborhood leaders and youth, helping plan and carry out a Colonia Urbana (summer camp) for children from La Pincoya. We partner with neighborhood leaders and the Grupo Juvenil de Acción Social, Concierto y Cultura.

    During the remainder of the time we meet with local leaders, visit schools, hospitals, and other institutions, travel around the city and have workshops and presentations on Chilean culture, history, economy, and human rights, and stay with families.  There is also one trip to the beach and to the home of Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda.  Transportation provided through charter bus.  The remainder of transportation is public buses and subways and privately chartered vans.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Evaluate cultural, political, economic and ethical influences on health of those living in Chile.
    • Analyze contemporary health issues in developing nations.
    • Deliver a health education lesson to a group of community health care workers.

    Destination   Sin Frontera, Chile
    Travel Dates   Winter Break, 2012.
    Flight Information   TBA
    Academic Credit   YES: 3-credit hours, independent study: 
    Cost   $1000 - $1200 
    Application process  
    • Turn in completed "Assumption of risk form"
    • Provide a typed essay explaining why you want to go and what knowledge, skills, or abilities you offer.
     
    Application Deadline    TBA
    Contact   Rosemary A.Barbera, 732-571-3606