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Chile: Liberal Studies- Study Abroad Info Session

Chile: Liberal Studies- Study Abroad Info Session

Date and Time

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • 200 Student Services


Are you interested in studying abroad in Chile? Then join us at our information session to learn more about the Liberal Studies program, fees, funding options, and excursions! 

We are excited to offer $1,000 scholarships to the first 10 applicants who are active participants in TRiO. Other needs-based scholarships also available. This program is led by Dr. Nykia Gaines, Director of the TRiO STEM program and Justin Pettibone, faculty in Integrative Studies. 

Program description:

CHILLAN, CHILE -- Follow the journey of revolutionary leader Che Guevara through Latin America in his memoir, The Motorcycle Diaries. Through field trips and discussion, students will explore the question: “What does it mean to be American?" Students will explore the city of Chillán, Chile, with its vibrant central square and vast open-air market, and connect with students from GVSU's partner university, Universidad del Bío-Bío. The group will take a trip to the Andes Mountains, where students will have a chance to relax in a hot springs, hike to some incredible views of the Andes, and experience the kind of Chilean hospitality that Che Guevara described during his time in the mountains.  



Justin Pettibone 




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