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Santiago, Chile

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Established in 2008, the Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA), has garnered a TFAS foothold in Latin America, where more than 400 students have been given the tools to defend freedom in a region where it has been under attack.

The competitive program brings together approximately 50 students from throughout Latin America and the United States to study economics, political theory, and the bases for the rule of law and institutional governance.

IILA 2016 Chilean Congress
ILA students Mateo Salcedo, Sol Santos and Alejandra Alvarado take in the view from the balcony above the Chilean congress floor. Photo by: UANDES.

Accredited through the University of the Andes, the ILA program educates young people about the underpinnings of the free enterprise system and encourages them to apply these concepts to institutions in their home countries. ILA alumni have started free-market think tanks, been elected to office, started new political parties based on free-market principles and become columnists for major newspapers.

ILA was one of the most enriching experiences that I have ever had. The opportunity to discuss Latin American issues, freedom and development with students from all over the world was inspiring.” – Julia Laborne (ILA 16), Brazil


Learn More and Apply Today

Join TFAS for this once in a lifetime opportunity to study in the beautiful Chilean capital of Santiago. Visit our TFASinternational.org website to learn more and apply today!