(See below for Information Session Presentation)
TBD - Week of April 10th, 2017
Initial Application: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Rolling Application: Last Sunday each month May - July
Final Application: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017
During Finals Week
Open to Sophomore, Junior or Senior students. Applicant must be in and remain in good academic and social standing prior to and throughout participation in course. See pre-requisites below.
Program Fee: $TBD
Airfare (Group): $TBD
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is included in the fall semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.
This course is designed to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to examine the current macro-economic, social and political trends in Chile, and to examine how those trends affect the strategies of a variety of Chilean businesses, including entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit initiatives, and large established corporations. Chile has transformed over the past 40 years from a relatively geographically and politically insolated country to a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. The goal of this course is twofold. First, we will develop an understanding of how political, social and economic events helped conspire to transform Chile. Second, we will examine first-hand the challenges and opportunities for Chilean businesses – large and small – face in the 21st century. Prior to leaving for Chile, assignments and pre-trip class sessions will provide students with a strong foundation in current political and economic trends affecting Chilean businesses. Students will also learn about the organizations they will visit once in Chile. Once there, students will have the opportunity to interact directly with Chilean entrepreneurs, executives, and non-profit leaders. They will have the opportunity to see, first-hand, how economic, social, and political factors affect Chilean business, to see how entrepreneurs and executives operate in a different country, and to explore the beautiful towns of Santiago and Valparaiso. Students will return from these in-person visits with a new perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by Chilean business leaders.
To learn more about the course, click on the video below to watch the faculty's Brainshark presentation.
Information Session - Application & Selection Process Presentation
CLICK HERE for the details on the application, selection and placement process for this course.
Fall 2015 student video of their experience in Chile
Included in fall semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Financial Aid & Grant Information
Contact SFS for more information
Estimated Additional Meals
Visa (if applicable)
See notes below
Program Fee and Airfare
Program fee and group international airfare is paid to Glavin Office, program fee includes accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers US & Chile, group ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions. Not included: visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.
Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on the US Department of State Foreign Per Diem Rates (as of 4/1/2017) and reflect corporate rate estimates. These estimates are generally higher than student's needs, however, expenses vary with individual spending.
All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to Chile before committing to the course. Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.
Dr. Jonathan Sims joined the Management Division at Babson College in the Fall of 2013 as Assistant Professor of Strategy.
Jonathan’s research and teaching programs lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and technology innovation. Broadly, he is interested in how entrepreneurial companies develop and implement technology strategies in cooperation with external communities. His doctoral dissertation and continuing research use both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how entrepreneurial firms work with open source software communities.
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University. In 2011, Jonathan was inducted into the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Faculty Honor Roll in recognition for outstanding teaching performance. In 2010, he was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management. Prior to returning to academia, Jonathan was an entrepreneur and independent consultant to both non-profit and for-profit ventures, as well as a program manager for the Office of the CIO at Sony Pictures Entertainment.