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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 11/01/2019 11/01/2019 02/25/2020 07/10/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Agricultural Systems, Anthropology, Architectual Studies, Art, Biological Sciences, Business and Adminstration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, Other*, English, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Resources, Health Education, History, International Studies, Journalism, Latino and Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts*, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Radio-Television, Science*, Sociology, Spanish, Theater Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3-Junior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

Liberal Arts

SANTIAGO, CHILE

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Program Overview

Your Spanish language proficiency will improve dramatically while you savor the amazing sights and sounds of Santiago through conversations with your host family and courses of your choice at three acclaimed universities. With a cast of distinctive neighborhoods that ranges from Centro to Lastarria and Las Condes, you’ll return with memories of rich encounters that will have a lasting impact on your professional and personal life.

Study abroad in Santiago and you will:

  • Improve your Spanish language proficiency
  • Learn about Chile through field trips and excursions
  • Immerse yourself in Chilean academic and social life through homestays, cultural and co-curricular activities, as well as CIEE community engagement opportunities

Unique Experiences

TAKE YOUR PICK

of classes taught in Spanish at any of our partner universities: Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Universidad Diego Portales.

LIVE WITH A LOCAL FAMILY

and take part in the Chilean lifestyle, discuss issues that come up in class, and of course, practice your Spanish!

GET TO KNOW CHILE

with a homestay and activities, such as film nights, urban bike tours with Santiago student ambassadors, and hikes in the foothills of the Andes mountains.

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Excursions & Activities

Each program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance cultural immersion. In Santiago, students might:

  • Explore Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
  • Head south to Pomaire village for a taste of local artisans and empanadas
  • Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore pre-Columbian culture at the archaeological museum
  • Get an intimate look at Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda’s life with a tour of his home on Isla Negra

Projects

Get to know Santiago better, say “gracias” for your stay, and return home with valuable experience. We can help with:

  • Non-credit internships in social service organizations and NGOs that work in social policy, community service, and education

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Five-day orientation in Santiago – an introduction to Chilean culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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