Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Santiago, Chile
- Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||Engineering/Applied Sci: Civil, Engineering/Applied Sci: Environmental|
|Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible, Takes place in Maymester||Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5|
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Program Prerequisite(s):||CVEN 3414: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (with a grade of B- or better by prog. start)|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Homestay||Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||CU Boulder|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||3 weeks||Host Institution:||Universidad Diego Portales|
|Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$|
Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks studying the application of rural water supply systems in Chile
Travel to local communities and learn about rural water systems directly from the community members who run them
Engage and collaborate with local engineering students at the University Diego Portales
Live with a host family
Enjoy group excursions, museum visits, cooking class on traditional Chilean cuisine, walking architectural tours through Santiago and more
Participate in data collection for a case study of Chilean water systems
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Located at the foot of the towering Andes Cordillera, Santiago serves as Chile's bustling capital city. Santiago has recently emerged as the country's cultural hub, and, due to strong economic development post-dictatorship, boasts a dynamic art scene, passionate history, leafy parks, and modern style.
Hot summers and mild winters make Santiago's residents extremely partial to the outdoors. Coupled with an explosive food scene, emphatic nightlife, and a diehard following of national team soccer (Chile is the current South American champion), Santiago's residents have reason to be some of the most enthusiastic in the world.
While Chile enters a period of economic prosperity, many parts of the country are still well-within the ranks of the developing world. Santiago itself, while on the economic rise, still exhibits high levels of inequality that is typical of the whole country. Its surrounding communities support this fact in full. Potable water systems, arguably the most important tool in the survival of rural communities, take many different shapes and forms according to the nuances and resources specific to each community.
All students live with a host family.
Homestays provide most meals for the duration of the program.
You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to Santiago and back (information about booking flights and on-site arrival details will be provided later).
The program course is offered in conjunction with the University Diego Portales. The course will include class excursions and special guest lectures relating to the day's topics.
The program is directed by Dr. Karl Linden, a faculty member of the CU Boulder Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Dr. Linden's primary research area is water and sanitation issues, mainly in the context of developing communities. He Co-Directs the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities at CU Boulder and holds the Mortenson Professorship in Sustainable Development. He has traveled several times to South America, where he spent three years as the principal investigator of a project designed to connect U.S. students, local students and organizations working together on the topic of Sustainable Water and Sanitation Infrastructure.
Please note: By March 1 you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program.
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** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.