TRIO in Chile

CHILE: TRIO (CHE GUEVARA, REVOLUTION & THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES)

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 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.  

TRIO staff will be co-directing this program. 

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Any questions contact:

Dr. Nykia Gaines
Program Director
gainesn@gvsu.edu

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APPLICATION AND TIMELINE

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Estimated Program Dates: May 2020 - May 2020
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020 (Opens September 1, 2019)

4 weeks online followed by 2 weeks in Chile 

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SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad adviser can help you create a funding plan.

TRIO STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500): The first 10 eligible GVSU TRIO students will automatically receive this scholarship. Questions? Contact Dr. Gaines (gainesn@gvsu.edu) or Justin Pettibone (pettiboj@gvsu.edu

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.

COURSES

*LIB 100: Reflect Connect Engage (3 Credits) AND

**LIB 401: Visionary Thinkers – Che Guevara (3 Credits) 

*Fulfills General Education Foundations: Philosophy and Literature

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement. 

**Can be used to fulfill (1) General Education Issues course. Reflection required.  This course does NOT fulfill General Education U.S. Diversity requirement.

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FACULTY-LED

Spring/Summer 2020
Dr. Nykia Gaines
Program Director
gainesn@gvsu.edu
Justin Pettibone
Program Director
pettiboj@gvsu.edu

COSTS

2019  PROGRAM COSTS:

Program Fee: $3,310

Includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Group meals
  • Housing
  • Field trips
  • Ground transportation

Other Expenses

  • GVSU tuition (6 credits = $3,282)
  • Personal expenses ($300)
  • Additional meals- ($200)
  • Passport/Photos ($150)
  • ISIC card ($28 - optional)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST: (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $7,270

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For information on study abroad:

go to GVSU's study abroad page for Chile:TRIO

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For information on Chile from Padnos:

Cultural information

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