Andes & Southern Cone

The Andes & Southern Cone Program and the Regional Office in Chile, established in 2002, aim to enhance collaborative research among Harvard faculty and their counterparts in the region by encouraging faculty and student engagement, and developing programs for the Harvard community and the public at large.  


Faculty Committee

Under the leadership of its faculty co-chairs, the Andes & Southern Cone Faculty Committee leads the vision, priorities and projects related to the region undertaken by the program, both in Cambridge and Santiago.  

Meet the ASC Faculty Committee

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is comprised of senior leaders from across disciplines and sectors that act as stewards of strong ties between Harvard and the region that provide vision, advice, and support to the Regional Office and its initiatives.

Meet the RO Advisory Group


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Academic Forum for the New Constitution in Chile

The Forum brings scholars, practitioners, and opinion leaders for high-caliber academic debate as Chile seeks to build a more inclusive, participatory, and responsive system. 

about the Forum

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Chilean University Alliance for Women in Academia

This Alliance aims to discuss and share experiences, best practices and difficulties within the universities, in order to increase the number of women in academia and give greater visibility to the contribution they make, inspired and nurtured by Harvard’s Faculty Development & Diversity Office. 

About Chilean University Alliance

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A K-12 pioneering collaborative initiative that seeks to support educational communities in Latin America with learning development content, resources, guidance in digital formats and training activities.

About AprendoEnCasa


Cross Media Analysis for Preventing School Violence

This research project conducts exploratory analysis into the cultural and sociological antecedents of violence in the Chilean school system and violence-prevention initiatives through multi-media literacy methods (X-Media Lab). 

About X-Media Lab

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Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series

The Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant Program in Chile has created a series of webinars in collaboration with the Andes & Southern Cone Program for the academic year 2021-2022. 

About Harvard UAI

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Recupera Chile

Recupera Chile brings together Harvard and Chilean communities to focus on post-disaster recovery. The program focused on technical assistance, livelihood restoration, capacity building, community mental health, economic recovery, early childhood education, cultural heritage restoration, and built space in communities affected by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami.

About Recupera Chile

Student Opportunities

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Term-Time Programs

The Regional Office hosts two distinct term-time Study Abroad Programs for undergraduate students in Santiago through the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA).

About Term-Time Programs

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January Programs

DRCLAS collaborates with several universities and organizations in Chile to provide Harvard students with opportunities in public health, computational science and public service in rural indigenous communities.  

About January Programs

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Summer Programs

Public Health and Latin American culture program and summer internship opportunities at organizations in the region, including the HBS Latin American Research Center and a Director's Internship with Harvard's Institute of Politics.     

About Summer Programs

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Universidad Mayor Graduate Research Grant

This collaborative program seeks to make Universidad Mayor's research centers available for Harvard graduate students via internships - capitalizing on the university's strengths in topics such as climate change, sociocultural studies, and political science. 

About UMayor Research Grant

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Graduate Exchange Programs

The Regional Office offers different models for engagement for Harvard graduate students, facilitating faculty-led courses, internship and research opportunities through academic exchange programs in law, medicine, and economic and social development.

About Graduate Exchange Programs

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Student Funding

DRCLAS offers a variety of travel grants for summer research, conferences, and internships as well as grants for Harvard student groups working with a Harvard faculty member for publications, workshops, conferences, and/or events at Harvard University related to the region or Latinx populations in the United States.

About Student Funding

Faculty Opportunities

Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant in Chile

This grant is aimed at strengthening connections between Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Harvard University through innovative research projects in all disciplines, including but not limited to technology, design, humanities, science, engineering, health, public policy, business, and education.

About Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant


Harvard-UAI Funded Projects

From forest conservation to the law-making process of the Chilean Congress, the Harvard-UAI has funded projects that strengthen connections between the institutions through innovative research in a wide array of disciplines.

About Harvard-UAI Funded Projects

Visiting Scholars

Become a Visiting Scholar

The Visiting Scholars Program offers a variety of fellowships related to the Andes & Southern Cone region including: DeFortabat (Argentina), Luksic (Chile), Santo Domingo (Colombia & Ecuador), and Custer (Peru).

Apply to be a Visiting Scholar

Current Visiting Scholars

In the 2022-2023 academic year, DRCLAS will welcome 13 Visiting Scholars in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, literature, international relations, public policy, and visual culture. 

Meet our Visiting Scholars


Lights on the South, 15 Years of Harvard in Chile

Journalist Paula Molina, Harvard Nieman Fellow ‘13, decided to find and tell the stories of the lessons and findings made in her country and reveal how curiosity, empathy, and love for knowledge can guide us to unexpected places.

More About Lights on the South

Student Blog

After participating in a program in the region, students are asked to share their experiences about what they learned, who they met, and how it helped shape where they want to go in the future. This final element of participation is an informative window into the impact of student programs.

Read about Student Experiences

Collaborative Opportunities

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Partner with DRCLAS

Through dynamic collaboration with organizations and educational institutions, DRCLAS seeks to program a wide variety of events, lectures, and exhibitions relevant to the Harvard community, the academic mission, and Latin America.

About Partnerships

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DRCLAS Regional Office

Avenida Dag Hammarskjöld 3269, Piso 3
Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Tel: +56 (22) 290-0300