Tucker Hathaway ’23 – IES Santiago, Chile

¡Hola a todos!

My name is Tucker and I’m a senior at Hope College studying Spanish on the pre-Physician Assistant track. Originally from Big Rapids, Michigan (a small town about 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids), I’m beyond excited to travel outside of the country for the first time and study in Santiago, Chile for an entire semester. There, I will be partaking in the Health Studies program where I will not just be learning about the Chilean healthcare system in a textbook, but rather immersing myself in it through months of direct clinical observation and community-based learning.  

As someone who is passionate about both Latin American studies and healthcare/public health, I am so excited to share with you all my experiences in a program that feels perfectly fit for me. Join me as I explore not only these topics but also the vibrant and evolving culture of Santiago de Chile over these next few months!