Student Winter Opportunities

DRCLAS Managed Programs

Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

Next Deadline: Passed

MLAB is open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who would like to participate in a 5-month long virtual mentorship program - which includes virtual immersion activities in Brazil - designed to help high need Brazilian youth develop confidence, critical thinking, and English language skills.

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Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile

Next Deadline: Passed

This program, located in Santiago and Temuco, is open to Harvard undergraduate students interested in improving their Spanish language skills while engaging in public service in rural indigenous communities. Presented in collaboration with Universidad Mayor, the program is limited to 15 undergraduate students with a minimum of an intermediate level of Spanish (at least two semesters of Spanish at Harvard or their equivalent).

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Winternship Opportunities in Mexico City

Next Deadline: Passed

This program, located in Mexico City is open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students interested in an immersive Spanish language internship that will serve as pre-professional experience. DRCLAS partners with a number of organizations in Mexico City to provide internship opportunities in a wide variety of fields including computer science, venture capital, education reform, journalism, human rights, and economic policy.

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Puerto Rico Winter Institute

Next Deadline: Passed

The PRWI is a multi-day seminar and excursion-based program in partnership with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR). Harvard students will join UPR students in Puerto Rico. The program is led by UPR Professor Pedro Reina Perez. 

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Co-Sponsored Programs

HSPH Collaborative Field Course in Brazil

Run in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Brazilian host university and additional local partners, this January course combines lectures, discussions, and site visits (hospitals, health facilities, NGOs, and community-based programs) with group work on five specific topics.

This course is open to Harvard students as well as graduate students in Brazil.

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HSPH Collaborative Program in Chile

Run in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this year's course offers a chance to learn about an innovative health system that has been a model for several countries around the world and to observe Chile’s initiatives in primary care including an important public private partnership and the development of a family medicine approach to community health care.

This course is open to HSPH students and overseen by faculty director Thomas Bossert, Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Population and Director of the International Health Systems Program.

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HSPH Winter Field Course: Mexican Health Reform

Run in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this course introduces students to Mexico’s historic health reform, the Seguro Popular, which provided the financing of a comprehensive package of health services for 52 million Mexicans who previously lacked insurance. This field trip course will examine important challenges in implementation and evaluating the reform, such as shifting from a curative to a preventive health system and scaling up service delivery.

This course is open to HSPH students and is co-taught by Adjunct Associate Professor Martin Lajous and Takemi Research Professor Michael Reich.

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Cancellation Policy for Winter Programs

A fee of $250 will be applied for participant cancellation after December 1, 2022.


Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs