FACULTY-LED PROGRAM3 Credit Hour Independent Study in Health "Sin Fronteras Chile Project"
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.