Travel Information


  • Saturday, January 9th: Arrive in Santiago and meet with MIIS group at pre-determined location. That evening there will be a group dinner and brief meeting to follow.
  • Sunday, January 10th: Morning city tour of Santiago, followed by a series of classes. Later in the afternoon the group will hear from Dean Manuel Jacques, Jan Black, Juan Guzman and Professor Patricia Albornoz.
  • Monday, January 11th: Morning classes led by Judge Guzman in Santiago. Later, the group will talk with Chilean university students and have lunch. The afternoon will conclude with a meeting with various human rights defenders and a visit to the Museo de la Memoria.
  • Tuesday, January 12th: Scheduled tours to La Moneda, Estadio Nacional, Ex Clinica Santa Lucia, Londres 38. The day will conclude with a visit with UNHCHR and Amnesty International.
  • Wednesday, January 13th: Morning classes with Professor Patricia Albornoz, followed by a visit to La Victoria. That evening the group will depart by bus to Lake Llue, where fieldwork will begin.
  • Thursday, January 14th: Fieldwork in Temucuicui, Ercilla and Collipulli.
  • Friday, January 15th: Meeting with El Consejo de Todas las Tierras and CONADI.
  • Saturday, January 16th: Meeting in La Cumbre: Mapuche Summit in Cerro Nielol.
  • Sunday, January 17th: Visit with communities in Pucon and Nuevo Imperial.
  • Monday, January 18th: Return to Temuco in the afternoon. Depart that evening to Valparaiso.
  • Tuesday, January 19th: Meeting with the urban Mapuche community in Valparaiso (led by Wilma Reyes).
  • Wednesday, January 20th: Morning visit with member of Parliament, followed by a visit to the home of Pablo Neruda and an evening debrief in Vina del Mar.
  • Thursday, January 21st:  Return to Santiago that morning. Reception dinner that evening.
  • Friday, January 22nd: Depart from Santiago on individual flights.



Recommended Travel Agency: Student Universe.

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Local Chile-based airlines: Lan or Taca  (Select Chile as your “Country of Origin” to receive the best fares on these sites.)



Travel Registration and Waivers
1.) All participants in the Onsite Perspectives program must complete our online Travel Form by December 1, 2015.
2.) This travel form includes a liability waiver and automatically adds you to the Global Rescue security and natural disaster evacuation plan for Middlebury.
3.) We also recommend that you register with the US State Department STEP Program or your home country in addition to the MiddleburyTravel Registration Form.
Medical Evacuation Plan and Coverage Abroad* (*only necessary for those not on the MIIS student medical insurance):
1.) If you are not on the MIIS student health insurance plan, you must confirm that your medical insurance policy covers you abroad and that it includes at least 500,000 USD in medical emergency evacuation coverage and 100,000 in repatriation insurance. 
2.) World Nomads, AON, are just a few international medical insurance and medical evacuation plans that have offered rates as low as $40 USD per month. You can view a longer list of providers NAFSA-affiliated providers here.
In case of emergency, you would likely first contact local authorities. When possible, please contact any of our MIIS emergency contacts:
·         Carolyn Meyer: (O: 831-647-6417 C: 831-521-8566)
·         Barbara Burke: (O: 831-647-3513 C: 831-905-1355)
In the rare case of immediate security or environmental evacuation, please contact Global Rescue directly at 1-617-459-4200 (or We also have medical consultation available by phone available with a doctor at Johns Hopkins in the US.
As always, for human relations issues please contact our Assistant Dean of Student Services, Ashley Fera Arrocha at 831-647-4654 or



From the U.S. Department of State country specific information page: 

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. An extension of stay for another 90 days is possible upon payment of an extension fee at the Chilean Immigration Office located at San Antonio 580, Santiago; telephone (56) 2 2550-2469. The Tourist Card must be surrendered upon departure. Failure to submit this card upon departure may result in delays until a replacement is obtained. If lost or stolen, the Tourist Card must be replaced by the International Police (website is in Spanish only) at their nearest headquarters or at the international airport prior to departure.

VISAS FOR NON-US CITIZENS: If you are not a citizen of the United States and require a visa to enter Chile, please visit the Chilean consulate page ( for current information about the application process and contact Lejla Mavris ( and Brian Donkersley ( so that we may arrange for a letter of invitation and hotel reservation confirmation to be made on your behalf.



Make sure you have the right adapter!  Chile uses Type C and Type L electrical receptacles, as pictured below:

Don’t forget that it’s Summertime where we’re headed!  Daytime temperatures can reach 90°F, so please pack casual, warm-weather clothes, but be prepared for chilly nights.

Also, bring 1 nicer outfit in case we are able to attend a Tribunal!