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Eager to quickly build your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself in the cultural life of a new city? Then look no further than Bridge’s Intensive Spanish Language program in Santiago, Chile. Bridge has more than 20 years of experience teaching
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
Course Hours: 80 hours of class, 20 hours of workshops/cultural excursions Duration: 4 weeks Language of Instruction: Spanish Before you arrive in Santiago, you’ll complete Bridge’s Online Spanish Placement test to determine your proficiency level and match you with the class that’s right for you. Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Eager to quickly build your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself in the cultural life of a new city? Then look no further than Bridge’s Intensive Spanish Language program in Santiago, Chile. Bridge has more than 20 years of experience teaching in Chile, and our month-long intensive program excels at what we do best: teaching language not through grammar and vocabulary exercise, but through deep exposure to the culture and history that makes Spanish exciting. Whether you’re a latter-day Cervantes or don’t even know who Cervantes is, our expert teachers will help you take your Spanish to the next level in just four short weeks. The program takes place in Santiago, Chile’s capital and a sophisticated global city. Known as a center of business and finance, Santiago is also home to art, fantastic outdoor opportunities, and a lively student scene. Bridge will meet you at the airport and help you get oriented to your new home; by leaving the logistics to us, you’ll be able to concentrate on growing your Spanish—and your cultural horizons!

Founded in 1990, Bridge’s Santiago learning center is our flagship South American facility. It sports 17 air-conditioned classrooms, plus fax, phone, and internet access. It’s located amid the dramatic highrises and tree-lined streets of elegant Providencia, with plenty of shopping and dining options. Plus, one of the city’s nightlife meccas, Suecia, is just five minutes away, and the efficient Metro is even closer! Once you’re on the Metro, all of Santiago is yours to explore. As Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago is a South American hotspot for culture and nature. New museums like the Museum of Pre-Colombian Arts and the just-opened Museum of Memory (dedicated to telling the story of Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship) have brought the city global attention. Outdoor opportunities abound, with hiking and dramatic views on nearby Cerro San Cristobal and world-class trekking and skiing in the nearby Andes. And though the city’s known as a center of international business—and has the skyscrapers and multinationals to prove it—don’t be fooled by its prim appearance. As you’ll figure out while chilling in an underground student bar or dancing until sunrise at a massive rave, Santiaguinos most certainly know how to have a good time!
Setting Description:
What makes Santiago unique? Sleek and sprawling, Santiago is often compared to Los Angeles—but without the gridlock! LA, after all, doesn’t have Santiago’s awe-inspiring Metro, the most extensive subway system in South America. With over 103 kilometers of track in service and many more under construction, the system’s five-lines-and-counting span nearly the entire city. As a result, the traffic jam—scourge of other Latin American megacities—will pose nary a threat to your daily routine. More than a utilitarian piece of infrastructure, the Metro is also an island of order and civility amid the hustle of the city; stations are clean and many feature works of art, trains arrive on time, and—most amazing of all—passengers even wait behind the yellow line. By the end of your time in Santiago, you too will have fallen in love!

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