Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad



Faculty Led Summer Program in Santiago, Chile

Program Description

This Study Abroad program offers students the opportunity to experience an educational opportunity during their undergraduate or graduate years at Loyola University Chicago. Through this short term structured curriculum students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between learning and different cultures while enhancing their international experience and appreciation through cultural diversity abroad.

The program is designed to give students an opportunity to apply technical knowledge and skills they have previously learned and apply it to a uniquely designed education experience in a less tradition study abroad program.

This course provides an opportunity for students to experience life outside America while experiencing firsthand the people, society, culture, and current environment in Chile. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to communicate and exchange ideas with Chilean scholars, students, and other local citizens.

All pre-production, field production and post-production work will be supervised by Loyola Chicago School of Communication faculty. Students will focus on an area of expertise they feel will most benefit them from this experience.

View the program video here:https://luc.box.com/s/6z59n5uh0abhzd0jdmmr

To view the program flyer, click Chile Flyer.


John C.P Goheen joined the Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication faculty in the Fall of 2009 as a full-time instructor, teaching Introduction to Video and Video Documentary. He also teaches other multi-media and production courses for Ad/PR and graduate students.

Prior to arriving in Chicago, John worked full-time as a freelance television photographer and producer. During his 32-year career, John traveled the world documenting major stories and events. Some of his assignments included the civil war and famine in Somalia; Desert Storm; the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the Super Bowl; and the grueling Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. Other assignments have taken him to over 85 countries. He is recognized, by his peers, as one of the best in the business. Winning more than 300 local, regional, and national awards. He is the first three-time winner of his profession’s top award, the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) Television News Photographer of the Year and is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award. Since arriving at Loyola his work has received numerous awards from the Broadcast Educators Association.

John is widely recognized for his storytelling skills and for his ability to capture great sound and pictures and continues to work as a freelance television photojournalist. He can be reached at: Jgoheen@luc.edu


COMM 373: Digital Storytelling—Click Chile Digital Storytelling Syllabus to see the course syllabus.

*Previous production experience required.

Three semester hours of college credit will be awarded for the successful completion of this course. A grade for this course will be assigned after the study-abroad portion is completed, the re-entry meeting has been completed, and all assignments have been turned in.


Students will spend 14 nights in shared suites at the Hotel Diego de Velazquez, located in the neighborhood of Providencia in Chile’s capitol city, Santiago.

Accommodations include:

  • American breakfast buffet
  • Wi-Fi Internet in all public areas and rooms
  • Gym and pool
  • Laundry

Students will be provided with Lunch and Dinner meal tickets that can be used in most restaurants around the city.

Link to hotel: http://www.hoteldiegodevelazquez.com/


May 8–25, 2015

Program Costs

Program Fee of $1,950 Includes:

  • Shared occupancy in 4 star hotel
  • 2 meals per day
  • All in-country travel expenses
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • On-site program support
  • Loyola international health insurance through CISI

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • Round-trip airfare (Chicago-Santiago) approximately $1,400
  • Personal spending money
  • Optional baggage insurance/add. baggage fees

Tuition Fee of $2,115 Includes:

  • 3 credit hours of Loyola Summer term

Total Program Cost: $4,065


  • The Office for International Programs is offering Go Global Short Term Faculty Led Program Scholarships of $2,500 to students on this program. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.
  • The School of Communication is offering a $300 scholarship for the first 8 people who apply and are accepted to this program.

Application Process

Space is limited—apply today!

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307; or contact John Goheen at Jgoheen@luc.edu.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2015.