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Human Rights and Democracy in Chile & Peru 


Students will stay in double/triple rooms in hotels. In Santiago, the hotel is located in the Providencia neighborhood. In Lima, the hotel is located in Miraflores neighborhood.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


The hotels will provide breakfast, and 10 group meals included with the program fees. You are on your own for the remaining meals.

Excursions and Day Trips

Tentative excursions and activities:


  • Museum of Memory & Human Rights
  • Villa Grimaldi Peace Park
  • National Stadium
  • Wine excursion in Lugarejo
  • Pablo Neruda’s house


  • Memory Museum
  • Truth Commission Archive     
  • Theater
  • Chinatown

Please note: These activities and excursions are tentative and subject to change.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About Chile and Peru

From Lonely Planet:


“Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40% of Chileans call the leafy capital city home.”


“After Cairo, this sprawling metropolis is the second-driest world capital, rising above a long coastline of crumbling cliffs... high-rise condos built alongside pre-Columbian temples…Think one part southern Cali doused with a heavy dose of America Latina.”

Currency: Chilean Peso (Chile); Peruvian Sol (Peru)

Language Spoken: Spanish

Weather and Climate

It will be cool but fairly mild in Santiago and Lima in September.  Students can expect some sunny days but the possibility of low clouds and rain. The average high in Santiago in September is 67° with a low of 41°. In Lima, the average high is 66° with a low of 58°. Make sure you bring a warm jacket.

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