Study in Chile this summer

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service and the International and Area Studies Program have established the Washington University International Service-Learning Program, a pilot initiative designed for undergraduates to have a transformative service experience overseas.

In its inaugural year, the program will sponsor up to five undergraduates to live approximately eight weeks in Santiago, Chile, from late May to late July, 2008. Applicants should have public health interests and/or pre-medical intentions, as they will apply their interests and skills in a community health internship.

Students also will benefit from intensive language instruction, a homestay with a local family and a unique opportunity to bring their experience back to St. Louis, applying it through service in the local community during the fall 2008 semester. Students will receive credit for the academic component of the program but not the service internship.

Students will be responsible for $1,500 tuition for the language study in Chile, plus personal expenses and possible health fee. Other expenses will be covered by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2008. For application or further information, contact Amy Suelzer at International and Area Studies at 935-8372 or