Applications for the International Service-Learning Program in Chile due Jan. 24

The International Service-Learning Program in Chile is accepting applications for the 2011 session.

This program, sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service and the Office of International and Area Studies, is an opportunity for undergraduates to learn about international social justice and participate in service abroad.

Seventeen students have completed this program.

“It was such a unique experience,” says Claire Pluard, 2010 program participant and junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. “Not only were you able to see Santiago and feel like part of the city, but you also had the opportunity to work within the community and perhaps even give back and leave your mark.”

Applications for the 2011 program are due Jan. 24, 2011. Students will participate in a one-credit course in spring 2011 to prepare for the abroad experience. Participants will then travel to Santiago for eight weeks of home stay and a service internship at community organizations in a variety of fields.

The program also enables students to apply the experience abroad by participating in related service in St. Louis in fall 2011.

The International Service-Learning Program in Chile is open to all undergraduates with at least one semester remaining, who have completed Spanish 307 or its equivalent and who are flexible, creative and driven.

For more information, contact Jenni Harpring at