July 17, 2023

The Princeton Global Seminar in Chile, led by Professor Javier Guerrero, embarked on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque region of Valparaíso. Over the course of four days, the students of the Global Seminar had the privilege of immersing themselves in the vibrant local culture and exploring renowned landmarks.

One of the highlights of their trip was a visit to Ciudad Abierta, an iconic place where architecture and poetry seamlessly converge. This unique experience allowed the students to witness the captivating fusion of artistic expression and design, leaving them inspired and in awe of the creative energy that flowed through the space.

The students also had the opportunity to explore the historic homes of renowned poet Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra and Valparaíso. Stepping into the rooms filled with Neruda's personal treasures and hearing stories about his life provided an intimate glimpse into the poet's world, deepening their appreciation for literature and its profound impact on society.

Broadening their understanding of Chilean history, the students were privileged to attend a masterclass led by Professor Patricia Vilches from Lawrence University. Her enlightening lecture on Salvador Allende and the Villa San Luis shed light on important historical events and sparked engaging discussions among the participants. The knowledge gained during this session expanded their perspectives and enriched their overall experience.

This incredible journey was made even more meaningful with the valuable contributions of Alejandro Martínez and Alejandro Virue, former and current graduate students of SPO. Their expertise and guidance throughout the trip were instrumental in creating a truly immersive and educational experience for the students. The group returns August 4th, 2023.

Learn more about the Global Seminar in Chile. Also check out the latest images and videos being captured by the group leaders on Instagram @globalseminarchile, Alejandro Martínez @alejandroarturom and Alejandro Virue @alejandrovirue. Don't forget to follow SPO!