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Landmark College Students Study Chile’s Ecosystem

Posted: Jan 18 2013

Contact: Jill Hinckley 802.387.6825

PUCON, CHILE — A dozen Landmark College students and two professors are spending January exploring the cultures and ecosystems, not of Putney, VT but of Pucon, Chile, at the entrance to the Trancura Valley in the shadow of the Andes, just fifty miles from the south Pacific Ocean.snow-topped mountain in Cani

“These types of short-term study abroad programs allow students to explore academic material in an extremely focused and novel format, one that works well for many Landmark College students,” said Peg Brigham Alden, Director of International Education and Professor of Social Sciences at Landmark College. “It balances some of our on-campus emphasis of self-knowledge and personal learning with a larger, global perspective.”

As part of Landmark College’s study abroad program, the three-week stay is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the relationship between people and the land they live on. In addition, the program enables students to experience working with local people and non-governmental organizations on community service projects.

Other components include visual journaling, reflection, collaborative learning, group dynamics, and problem-based education. An optional course, Instruction in Photography, gives students the opportunity to complete the photo-shooting requirement for photography courses.

The professors, W. Alan Hodson and Thomas Kosiba, and several students are blogging details of their experience in Chile. Read more about their travels at Landmark Study Abroad

Read more about the degrees and programs offered at the College including the new Bachelor's of ArtsA.S. in Life Sciences and A.S. in Computer Science/Gaming.