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.
Duration: 2 weeks.
Housing with host Chilean families. This service includes: at least three meals per day; a single room; laundry service; Internet Wireless.
International Programs General Coordinator
International Relations Office
PUCV – Chile