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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/26/2021
10/26/2021 03/05/2022 03/13/2022

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Catherine Griffith Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor Program Dates Class Sessions
Santiago, Chile COUN 590Fi: Fieldwork in School Settings  Dr. Catherine Griffith Travel runs March 5, 2022– March 13, 2023. Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
There will be 6 Pre-travel sessions held before the trip and 4 Post-travel sessions will be held after the trip.  

Course Description

COUN 590Fi: Fieldwork in School Settings (3 units)

Fieldwork is the culminating field experience of the M.A. in the School Counseling program. It is designed to provide the student with an on-site placement in a public or private school setting that will create the necessary bridge between training and professionalism. The Fieldwork Internship is the culminating field experience of the M.S. in Counseling program. It is designed to provide the student with an on-site placement in a public or private school setting that will create the necessary bridge between training and professionalism. The emphasis in the spring course is on the development of clinical counseling and conceptualization skills as well as the advancement of skills grounded in conducting a comprehensive, results-based program. During this course students would have the opportunity to also participate in a cultural immersion experience to aid their understanding of school counseling in an international context. Students will be in contact with the school counseling team at the Nido de Aguilas International School in Santiago, Chile prior to the trip to conduct a needs assessment and develop corresponding curriculum. Once at the site, students will deliver classroom guidance lessons, run small psychoeducational groups, and conduct interviews with students, parents, and school staff. Student will also be attending the International Education Conference for Social Emotional Learning offered by the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA). In students’ U.S school placements, students are expected to function per the expectations of other full-time employees and counseling staff at the internship site. Class meetings as well as weekly supervision meetings with site supervisors will provide the student with ample opportunity to discuss case material, develop counseling skills, increase self-
awareness, and gain understanding of the critical issues facing students in our schools. Students will gain experience in case presentations and will practice giving and receiving professional feedback. Program staff will conduct site visits at each student’s fieldwork placement. Lessons learned from such an investigation of post-conflict Northern Ireland offers the opportunity for a more in depth comparative understanding of historical and contemporary international struggles for educational equity and education reform. As the U. S. continues to struggle with segregated schools and unequal education for many minority and low-income students, much is to be gained by examining how other countries throughout the world are attacking these problems.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550
Program expenses & Accommodations (based on double occupancy) $1,500
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $4,450

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $1,500. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after November 5th. Any withdrawal on or after November 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from March 5 (check in date) to March 13 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Spring 2021. 


The application window for the program is from Tuesday, October 5, 2020 at 12:00pm to Tuesday October 26, 2018 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by November 5, 2020.  Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. 

U.S. citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. U.S. citizens traveling to Chile for recreation, tourism, business, or academic conferences do not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Chile. A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days. Visit the Embassy of Chile website for the most current visa Entry/Exit Requirement information


Additional Questions

Assistant Director
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)