|Restrictions:||(current student at) SCSU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Program Type:||Host University||Language of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Minimum Class Eligibility:||3-Junior|
|Non-SCSU Student:||No||Language Prerequisites:||Spanish|
|Housing Options:||Host Families||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Credit Type:||Undergraduate||Program Length:||Short-Term Program|
The Concepcion short term program offers students in the Communication Disorders Program at St. Cloud State University the opportunity to live and study in a Latin American country and explore a culture that is significantly different from their own. Students will be fully immersed in Chilean society by living with a host family and working alongside Chileans. This unique opportunity allows students to receive an authentic perspective of South American society and immerse themselves in an amazing culture while receiving credit towards their degree. Interested students will need to arrange a meeting with SCSU faculty member Rebecca Crowell to learn about specific academic requirements needed for participation.
Academic Calendar: Spring Semester
Credits: CSD 499
Faculty & Staff: On-site faculty
Housing: Host Families
Meals: Two host family meals per day
Language of Instruction: English/Spanish
Offered in partnership with the University de Concepción, this program is based in the Fonoaudiología department at Concepcion within the College of Medicine. Students must have a good working knowledge of Spanish to enroll and will need to have fulfilled specific course requirements within the Communication Disorders Program at St. Cloud State University, prior to participation. While in Chile, students will have a variety of activities planned, have the chance to maintain a journal/log, and write a paper about their experience. During the final week of the program, students will have the opportunity to travel independently and learn more about Chile. Upon completion, students receive credit for the class CSD 499 (independent study).
With a combined population of nearly 1,000,000, the Concepción metropolitan area is the second largest in Chile! The city itself is a bustling center of commerce and industry with many clubs, shops, and restaurants to explore. Students living in Concepción will be just a short bus ride away from several beautiful beaches and other local attractions.
Students live with Chilean families, receiving two meals daily. Living with Chilean families provides the students with a unique learning environment and immerses students in the Chilean lifestyle and culture, allowing for the sharing of cultural experiences. As the student's stay progressed, their relationship with the family members grows stronger, which often leads to lifelong friendships.
- Completion of necessary pre-requisites for CSD 499
- Comfortable living in a Spanish speaking country
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Program is limited to 2 or 4 students and students must meet with Rebecca Crowell from the Communication Disorders Program at SCSU.