International Education

Expand your worldview. The world awaits.

COCHRANE: GATEWAY TO PATAGONIA
CUECA, THE TRADITIONAL CHILEAN DANCE
STUDENTS VISIT CHILEAN SCHOOL
STUDENTS LEARN CHILEAN HISTORY ON SITE
BACKPACKING, PARQUE PATAGONIA
MEALS WITH LOCAL FAMILIES
PASSPORTS READY FOR TRAVEL

Educational philosophy

The international experience is a cornerstone to the Alzar School semester and a critical component of the leadership development program. Every semester, Alzar School spends 5–6 weeks in Chile.

While in Chile, students continue their academic curriculum with faculty traveling with the group. Students will spend approximately three weeks in small Chilean towns, continuing their academic courses while getting to know the towns, people, and activities of the area. Courses leverage these unique locations to help students draw connections to the towns, country, and current issues. Examples include the recent hydroelectric projects along Chilean rivers, history of the Chilean government, and practicing Spanish comprehension in cooking lessons with local chefs.

The international experience is not limited to the time spent abroad. This experience is integrated throughout the semester. Chilean students are part of each semester, living, studying and exploring alongside students from the U.S. No prior study of Spanish is required, but it is the only language we offer, as we want all students to be prepared to immerse themselves into life in Chile.