SPRING 2016 COURSE & TRIP: "Social Work in Chile"

Students interested in Chile and social work will have a chance to apply for a 3-credit elective on this topic being taught in Spring 2016 by Dr. Yamile M. Martí. The course, which will cover Chilean history and the development of social work in Chile, includes a trip to Chile during Spring Break.

Enrollment for "Chile and Social Work" is limited to 20 students and is based on an application process. Applications are open to all students in all methods, but priority will be given to those who are in their last two semesters of course work.

Download application now (MS Word, 4 pages). Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015. Please send via email to chileandsocialwork@gmail.com.

For an idea of what students in last year's "Social Work in Chile" course experience, watch this short video:


  • All travel costs must be covered by students.
  • Students eligible for financial aid may receive additional money to cover costs from their financial aid package if they are eligible. Questions regarding financial aid? Please send an email to swfinaid@columbia.edu.
  • Spanish is not a prerequisite.

For further information, please attend one of the following sessions:

  1. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 304
  2. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (2 Sessions): 12:00–1:00 p.m., Room 406 |  6:00–7:00 p.m., Room 305