DRCLAS Managed Programs
Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)
Next Deadline: September 26, 2021
MLAB is open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who would like to participate in a 3,5-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.
Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile
Not Offered 2021-2022. See Remote Opportunities for 2022 here
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).
Winternship Opportunities in Mexico City
Not Offered 2021-2022. See more opportunities for 2022 here
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.
Puerto Rico Winter Institute
Next Deadline: October 11, 2021
This program, planned to be in-person during January 2022, is a multi-day seminar in partnership with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR). The program is led by UPR Professor Pedro Reina Perez.
HSPH Collaborative Program 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.
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.
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.
Cancellation Policy for Winter Programs
A fee of $250 will be applied for participant cancellation after November 18, 2020 and before one month of the program start-date. Within one month of the program start-date, the following guidelines will be utilized:
If a student declines to participate in the January Program the month before the program begins, DRCLAS will refund 70% of the total program fee billed. If the cancellation occurs the week before the program starts, DRCLAS will refund 50% of the total program fee billed. If the cancellation occurs during the program, while the student is in the country, there will be no refunds under any circumstances. Please note that the $100 confirmation fee is not refundable under any circumstances.