- Santiago, Chile
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Students selecting Santiago as their study abroad destination will complete their coursework at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). The UAH is a Jesuit university focusing on social sciences and the humanities, with the goal of understanding the complex economic, political and cultural problems within Chile and Latin America as a whole. Located in a historic area of Santiago, students will enjoy studying in a beautiful environment alongside local Chilean students.
The Integrated Studies program at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) offers advanced Spanish speaking students the opportunity to take courses alongside their Chilean peers. All students selecting the early-start option (available for fall and academic year students) or the January Intersession option (available for spring and calendar year students) will complete an intensive Spanish language course in combination with coursework in Spanish. The intensive course consists of three weeks of study during the fall session (the second semester in Chile) and four weeks during the U.S. spring semester (the first semester in Chile). A language placement exam and course registration will take place during the on-site orientation, immediately prior to the start of the standard semester.
All API students are highly encouraged to complete the “Poverty and Development” course. Designed for international students, it provides students with a theoretical overview of poverty and social justice initiatives. As a requirement of the course, students will volunteer at organizations working with local populations to gain a more profound understanding of vulnerable groups within Chilean society.
For the rest of their courses, students can choose from any department at UAH, including economics and business, education, humanities, law, philosophy, psychology and social sciences. Courses may be selected from offerings completed by Chilean students during the first three years of each degree program.
- Setting Description:
- Santiago, both the capital and largest city in Chile, bustles with activity and is home to more than a third of the nation’s inhabitants. Despite its large size, Santiago’s extensive public transport system, including an underground subway, makes it an easy city to navigate. Founded in 1541, the city is nestled in a plain between the Andes Mountains. It is the country’s political, cultural and economic center and boasts all of the corresponding attractions. Students will enjoy its incredible views, where the city’s skyscrapers and surrounding mountains can be admired from afar, as well as its museums, historic sites, shopping centers and restaurants.
- Pre-departure, On-site, and Re-entry services included, such as advising and online resources, airport reception, resident directors, housing, tuition, tutoring, medical & life insurance, excursions, social & cultural activities, alumni network, and more!
Additional Program Information
- *Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. *Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors *Early-start options: must have completed a minimum of five semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent *Standard programs: must have completed six semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent
- Scholarships Description:
- API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
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