Intercultural Conflict & Dialogue in Contemporary Mapuche Culture

The purpose of this program is to address a broad and multidisciplinary perspective of the Mapuche indigenous culture in southern Chile from an intercultural perspective. From the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the program we will learn about recent intercultural attempts at integrating distinct paradigms and practices in the educational sector as well as in the health sector. Furthermore we will take a brief look at the current political conflict between the Chilean state and the Mapuche population. All of this will be integrated with some broad ranging lectures on Mapuche history, language as well as narratives on origin and their cosmovision. All this to further broaden our understanding of the intercultural and political challenges the Mapuche culture faces in the 21st Century.


Courses starts and end dates

On demand.
Duration: 2 weeks.

Services Included

  1. Pick-up and drop-off during official arrival/departure dates
  2. Valparaíso City Tour (Half day)
  3. Access to International Programs services: computer room access (Monday to Friday) + assistance in case of emergency (24/7)
  4. Fieldtrips in Temuco and Valparaíso. In case of Temuco, it’s included: arrival and departure transportation to/from Santiago airport – Temuco; flight tickets to/from Santiago-Temuco; accommodation in a hostel in Temuco; 3 meals per day in Temuco.


Housing with host Chilean families. This service includes: at least three meals per day; a single room; laundry service; Internet Wireless.

Entry Requirements

  1. PUCV application form
  2. Health insurance
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Passport copy
  5. Transcripts of records


Sergio García
Short-Term & Customized Programs Coordinator