- Santiago, Chile
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
The IES Abroad Santiago Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and Latin America. Courses are taught in Spanish by distinguished professors from IES Abroad partner universities.
We offer unique courses that explore Spanish Language, Chilean History, and Culture through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. You take 15–19 credit hours per semester. All courses at IES Abroad Santiago and partner universities are taught in Spanish.
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
- Setting Description:
- When you step off the plane in Santiago, you’ll be mesmerized by the towering Andes Mountains—and at how the city of Santiago sits neatly below them, contentedly bringing together Chile’s colonial past and its new role as the country’s commercial center. During your stay, see a fútbol game, taste asado Chileno, experience the innovative music scene, and take in the many sides of Chilean culture.
- We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Random decisions aren't always bad...04/27/14
IES Abroad in Santiago was the best semester so far of my college career. For a country chosen randomly, I did not have any prior knowledge of Chile nor any expectations of what I would encounter. What I did encounter, however, was one of the most naturally
beautiful, culturally interesting, and historically and politically stimulating countries I've ever known. The nature itself is breathtaking, as it hosts a variety of landscapes, from the eerie, majestic mountains of Patagonia to the dry mystery of the Desert of Atacama. The culture is fascinating and fun, to say the least - I was there during the national holiday, the 18 of September, which taught me a lot historically, politically, and culturally. I learned so much about September 11, 1973 and how the United States had such a critical and unfortunately harmful role in that governmental overthrow. I truly feel as though I now have a grasp on another country's rough political history and, even more so than that, I can sympathize with them because I am close to several people there. My host family became the best part of my study abroad experience and even now, five months later, I realize that not one day has passed when I don't think of them. I found another home in Santiago, and as hard as it was sometimes, it was worth every tear of frustration, every awkward moment, and every twinge of homesickness I ever felt. And now I'm still feeling homesick - only this time it's for Chile.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Santiago, Chile with IES04/21/14
I had an absolutely fantastic semester in Santiago, Chile. I was scared the academics might be sub-par, but I was very satisfied with the quality and level of challenge of my classes. In addition to classes at the IES center, students can take coursework
at the catholic university in Santiago, which is the highest ranked university in the country. Living in Santiago was great, as it is a big city with loads to do, and well connected to other places in Chile and South America for trips. My host family was wonderfully welcoming. It really is a full cultural immersion and Spanish immersion, and you will learn a lot of Spanish since Chileans speak very rapidly and with their own expressions and slang.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend