This study center program explores how Chileans are working to create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society. Students in this program examine the challenges facing Chile's indigenous peoples and explore Chileans' useage of social, cultural, and political means to achieve representation, communication and identification. Students rapidly improve their Spanish through coursework in Spanish and in daily life in homestays. Students experience two homestays: one in the city of Valparaíso, and the other with an indigenous Mapuche family near Temuco in the south.
Students wishing to enroll in SIT Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development must have completed three resent semesters of college-level Spanish or, the equivalent, with the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT. Also, previous college-level coursework in the social sciences, sociology, anthropology, gender, and/or cultural studies is required.