By Austen Sharpe, CASA Spring 2017 (Brown University '18)
In my mind, there's no questioning the superiority of google maps, but I've got a bone to pick. When following a route up close, the map occasionally rotates and reverts to showing the full length of a trip. In Santiago, where my mean transport time was over an hour, this...
By Brenda Morales, CASA Chile Spring 2017 (Brown University '18)
When you sign up to study abroad, you are told to look forward to a semester of learning and growth. You are told that studying abroad is an invaluable experience that you will carry on for the rest of your life. After studying abroad in Chile for one semester, I can confirm that all of this is true. ... Read more about Student of life: Studying Abroad in Santiago
“Do the toilets really flush counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere?” That was the first question my mom asked me when she picked me up from the airport after my summer abroad in Buenos Aires. I smiled and offered a quick reply, “It’s not just the toilets that run counterclockwise in Argentina.”... Read more about A Counterclockwise Summer
By Isabel Bernhard, SIP 2017 (Harvard College ‘20)
This past summer of 2017, I participated in the David Rockefeller Center’s Student Internship Program (“SIP”) in Argentina. I am a rising sophomore intending to study Social Studies and hoped to link my high school focus in Spanish with my current interest in Political Science. I was excited about SIP because among its opportunities, it offered the chance to intern in the municipal government of Buenos Aires for eight weeks. ... Read more about A Breath of Fresh Air: My First Experience in Buenos Aires
On the ten-hour flight to Santiago, Chile, I flipped through my Spanish 30 notebook in a last-minute endeavor to review as much Spanish as possible. Up until that moment, I had never traveled internationally by myself, never been to South America, and never embarked on a journey in which I had honestly no idea what to expect.... Read more about Getting Comfortable in Chile
You know that feeling when you finish watching a movie at the theater – something freaky and different like Paranormal Activity or that one Justin Bieber biopic – and step back outside into the real world, wondering if that really just happened?... Read more about PSA: Why I’m Pro-Study Abroad
Though Santiago is home to roughly one-third of Chile’s population, there’s a lot more to the country than just its capital. Thankfully, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies program—which has brought me to Chile—has also allowed us to experience the cultural and natural beauty of other parts of the country, in addition to those offered by Santiago.... Read more about Trading Seasons, Part 2
At some point during the 11-hour flight between Miami and Santiago, a realization finally struck me—I was travelling to the Southern Hemisphere. The half of the world I had never set foot in—a new continent in the throes of late autumn, preparing for winter. This was also to be my first time anywhere in Latin America.... Read more about Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter
I am now more than halfway through my internship researching abortion at el Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales at la Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. I have been working with Lidia Casas, an expert on abortion at the university's law faculty, and also with Alejandra Ramm, a professor and sociologist at the Observatorio de Desigualdades. They have been amazing mentors – recommending books and guiding my research so that we can build the case for the legalization of las tres causales, which would allow abortion in cases of risk to the health or...
I would just like to take a moment to thank DRCLAS for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. After moving to the United States from Chile at age 6, my undocumented status made me believe that I would never see Chile again.
DRCLAS gave me the tremendous opportunity of reconnecting with my native country in the most beautiful way. After some investigation, I discovered the DRCLAS-U. Mayor Experiential Learning Program: Healthcare in Rural Settings, and I have never been more grateful. Not only did this program give me the chance to return to my native country...
DRCLAS_ROYesterday at the #CongresoFuturo2018, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy @Harvard Daniel G. Nocera’s presentation ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES. Join us tomorrow at 1:55pm EDT for the last presentation by our group of professors, LIVE-STREAMED on congresofuturo.cl t.co/ScY9BM8Nu9