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Study Abroad


Faculty Led Summer Program


Program Description

This 14-day short term program introduces students to South America’s 6th largest city, Santiago, with a population of nearly 6-million. This Spanish-speaking country located on the west coast of South America is a modern and friendly city that has much to offer. Throughout this trip, students will study the history and culture of Chile and will be required to enterprise, capture, produce and complete an edited narrative based upon their experience in Santiago. The Final body of work will be completed and presented upon return to Chicago.

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


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 here 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 9-23, 2014

Program Costs




*Fees subject to change.


* The School of Communication is offering a $300 scholarship for the first 12 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 26, 2014.


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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