Chile Gallery

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  • A cosmopolitan setting was the backdrop for this learning experience.
    A cosmopolitan setting was the backdrop for this learning experience.
  • A series of lectures by university professors taught us about Chilean culture, current socio-political situations, literature and pop art!
    A series of lectures by university professors taught us about Chilean culture, current socio-political situations, literature and pop art!
  • Santiago was a beautiful city surrounded by the majestic Andes!
    Santiago was a beautiful city surrounded by the majestic Andes!
  • We even made a new Chilean friend: her name was Karina, the llama!
	(We even exchanged e-mail addresses)
    We even made a new Chilean friend: her name was Karina, the llama! (We even exchanged e-mail addresses)
  • A lecture by an urban Mapuche professor introduced us to this fascinating culture! 
(Mapuche: Native people of Chile)
    A lecture by an urban Mapuche professor introduced us to this fascinating culture! (Mapuche: Native people of Chile)
  • We had the opportunity to visit the home that inspired the book Santiago’s Children (Hogar Domingo Savio)
    We had the opportunity to visit the home that inspired the book Santiago’s Children (Hogar Domingo Savio)
  • First stop in Concepción, Chile: SOS Aldea
 (An international progressive foster care system for kids of all ages)
    First stop in Concepción, Chile: SOS Aldea (An international progressive foster care system for kids of all ages)
  • We will always be united by our memories – the laughs, the tears, the adventures- but above all by our ‘Smiles for Chile’
    We will always be united by our memories – the laughs, the tears, the adventures- but above all by our ‘Smiles for Chile’
  • Sharing time with the Mapuches was the opportunity of a lifetime and TAMIU made it possible for us!
    Sharing time with the Mapuches was the opportunity of a lifetime and TAMIU made it possible for us!
  • Together we performed rituals of gratitude towards the spirits; we dined as brothers and sisters; we learned about Mapuche culture and their struggles, and we played a fun but very physically challenging game called Palín.
    Together we performed rituals of gratitude towards the spirits; we dined as brothers and sisters; we learned about Mapuche culture and their struggles, and we played a fun but very physically challenging game called Palín.
  • “Even now, I can close my eyes and still see the mountains… and the exotic sunrise.” –José Jacobo
    “Even now, I can close my eyes and still see the mountains… and the exotic sunrise.” –José Jacobo
  • Cheers! The educational journey continues as we visit a winery
	(just outside Santiago)
    Cheers! The educational journey continues as we visit a winery (just outside Santiago)
  • “You added an unexpected chapter to the book of my life. A chapter I never even thought about adding.  You made my book a little more interesting. Thank You.”- Uriel Domínguez
    “You added an unexpected chapter to the book of my life. A chapter I never even thought about adding. You made my book a little more interesting. Thank You.”- Uriel Domínguez

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