• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: 4th Semester Spanish
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Previous college-level coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Social Science

Classroom Language



Local Hosts

Program Duration

Fall: Late-August - Early-December
Spring: Late-February - Early-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2018-19  10/5/2018
Fall 2019-20  2/1/2019

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Chile, Arica
SIT Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

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Offered through SIT Study Abroad, the Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, you will gain unique insight into healthcare policies, politics, and delivery as well as traditional medicinal practices in Chilean communities. You will consider different conceptions of wellness and healing, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous groups.

You will be working closely with both IAP and SIT on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the SIT website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.