OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU: Chile, Chillán (Agricultural and Natural Resources in Chile)

Program Administrator: 
OSU
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

Students will study at the Universidad de Concepcion agricultural branch campus located in Chillan.   Information regarding the Chillan campus can be found here.

Although the courses are offered on a Chilean university campus, three of the four classes will be taught in English by OSU faculty. This program is designed for those with elementary Spanish skills who want to experience another culture, and also improve their language skills. Students will not need to be majoring or minoring in Spanish to participate in this program.

Location: 

The city of Chillan is located on the southern coast of Chile, and has a climate much like southern Oregon or northern California. With the inverse of seasons, OSU's winter term corresponds to the summer term there, which is a beautiful time of the year to spend in Chile.

Duration: 
Winter term
Language: 
English
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

*Elementary level of Spanish (completion of SPAN 113, three years of high school Spanish or equivalent)
*G.P.A. = 2.5 or higher
*Sophomore standing

Program Details: 

The courses offered (tentative plan) are:

AREC 250 - Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3 credits)
FW 350 - Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3 credits) - This is a BACC Core course in Science, Technology and Society
FOR 365 - Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3 credits) - This is a BACC Core course in Contemporary Global Issues
SPAN 299 - Language and Culture of Chile - a class taught in Spanish designed to improve student's language skills and ability to live day to day in Chile (3 credits)
FW/AREC/EVST/NR/FOR/ANS 410- Internship (2 credits)

For more details, contact Dan Edge, Program Coordinator.

Program Costs: 

Contact the program coordinator for more details. A grant will provide $500 to $1,000 scholarships for travel expenses for up to 12 students participating in the program.

Academic emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Agricultural Sciences
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Fisheries & Wildlife
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Spanish
Sustainability


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