Chile: Rivers of Life

DEC 3 - 16, 2023

Join us for an exciting trip to South America to learn and explore the rivers of Chile! Classes: SUS-2001-SB02 Issues of Sustainability (3 credits) and OUT-1330-SB03 River Orientation I (2 credits) must be taken concurrently.

We will explore various aspects of rivers, water, and local communities related to sustainable issues, economic viability and dependency on healthy rivers, and threats of dams & their impact on local/regional communities. Includes interactions with local families & entities as well as learning river skills associated with packrafting to both explore local rivers and access remote areas that may be impacted by development.

Pre-trip class dates include: 9/18, 10/16, 11/6, and 11/27 from 5p-7p in SB 213. Field trip dates: 12/3-12/16/2023.

Trip Dates: List dates of travel and if there are any pre or post trip class sessions.

Classroom Dates: 9/18, 10/16, 11/6, 11/27 5-7:00PM SB213

International Field Session Dates: 12/3-16

Courses:  SUS-2001-SB02 & OUT-1330-SB03, see syllabus

Tuition: is for 5 credits of CMC courses depending the student's residency status

Program Fee:

This study abroad trip includes a non-refundable student course charge fee of $3,224.34 to be paid to CMC which includes in country food/expenses (excluding snack foods), two dinners where we will be eating in the local communities at markets/restaurants, transportation, gear costs, and operational costs associated with the in-country organization we are partnering with Pucon Kayak Hostel.

ATTENTION: Students will be responsible for all airfare. A $1000 deposit is required by August 1st. Payment plans are available. Final payment is due December 1st. Students experience instruction through in-person scheduled class meetings. Students are expected to be physically present at a designated CMC campus or location at specified dates and times.

Trip Leaders: John Saunders & Matt Jost

Registration Deadline: September 18, 2023

Trip Leaders

Saunders, John, Ph.D.

John Saunders, Ph.D.

Professor, Wilderness Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Sustainability Studies

970-870-4441 |

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Jost, Matthew

Matthew Jost, M.A.

Assistant Dean of Instruction
970-870-4527 |

Read more: Jost, Matthew