JAN 3 – APR 15, 2022

Patagonia Chile Adventure Marketing & Management Program (AMMP)

More Than a Study Abroad Semester… AMMP Your Career Advantage

CMC Patagonia AMMP provides 17 to 19 academic credits with gainful certification, professional skills, adventures, and internship work experiences. “Why should I hire you?” by the end of AMMP you will have plenty of answers.

Adventure – CMC Patagonia makes adventure exploration and learning an integral part of the academic experience. Students bond and build confidence as they learn exciting whitewater and expedition skills and earn certifications employers seek. Base is right on the Rio Trancura giving outlets to activities like swimming, fly fishing, or practicing your kayak eskimo roll. Did we mention adventure classes are collaborative with Chilean students from Pucón’s Universidad de la Frontera (UFRO)?

Marketing – Social media marketing (course, MAR 155) skills help companies promote products. The art of story crafting via images and words benefits company promos, sales, and visibility. Tangible marketing skills give the employee a competitive advantage within employment, retention, and compensation.

Management – CMC negotiated a variety of internship positions with Pucon Kayak Retreat. Contemporary Management (BUS 328) class experiments real world management experiences within culinary, hospitality, eco-tourism, sustainability, perma-culture, and adventure leadership. Management classes conference like an executive decision-maker team of various departments to plan and discuss disciplines of execution.

Program – The program ties together the courses, adventures, internships and community benefits. Each component considers the sustainability impacts upon individuals, communities, and the environment.

“AMMP was designed to give sustainable eco-tourism success perspectives in protecting rivers and connecting with Chilean communities. AMMP continues to develop to teach tangible skills/credits, and certifications for gainful employment. Our Pucón riverside adventure base with a variety of jobs provides students the perfect experiential marketing and management experiences.”

-David Hughes, Owner Pucón Kayak Retreat


  • “Puelo Libre” Students plan a multi-day Patagonia packraft expedition from Argentina border.
  • Riverside lodging at Pucón Kayak Retreat. Wanna fly fish or kayak after class?
  • CMC partnered with Universidad de la Frontera to co-lead adventures. Think about the friends you’ll make.
  • Rivers of Life Tour visits five rivers threatened to be dammed.

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Email mjost@coloradomtn.edu or dmhughes@coloradomtn.edu

Trip Leaders

Saunders, John, Ph.D.

John Saunders, Ph.D.

Professor, Wilderness Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Sustainability Studies

970-870-4441 | jsaunders@coloradomtn.edu

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Gallo, Nicky

Nicky Gallo

Adjunct Faculty, Outdoor Education

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Hughes, David

David Hughes

Adjunct Faculty, Outdoor Recreation
828-788-5135 | dmhughes@coloradomtn.edu

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Jost, Matthew

Matthew Jost, M.A.

Assistant Dean of Instruction
970-870-4527 | mjost@coloradomtn.edu

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