The CASA-Chile program includes a three-day trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where students will have the opportunity to experience Argentinian culture and history, expanding their appreciation of and exposure to Latin America.
Additionally, students will enjoy a three-day trip to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, the most arid desert in the world, where students will visit geysers, the Atacama Salt Flats and the Chaxa Lagoon, home to flamingos and other bird species. They will also visit the Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte.
Both trips are included in the program fee.
CASA-Chile organizes local excursions that offer students the opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge on various topics.
With the collaboration of specialized professors, students will analyze relevant aspects of history, art, the environment, and society in Chile.
In addition to full day trips to Valparaíso and Isla Negra outside of Santiago, possible local trips around the city might include:
- Villa Grimaldi and/or el Museo de la Memoria – Military Dictatorship
- The Center for Mapuche Culture in La Pintana – Indigenous Culture
- El Mercado Central and La Vega – Gastronomy
- Barrio Patronato – Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Santiago
- Los Adobes de Argomedo – Folk Dances and Music
- Plaza de Armas, Catedral de Santiago, and La Moneda – Historical Sites
- Local Theater Productions