Program Details

The best way to master a language is with native, college certified teachers using a proven curriculum in a small class environment. Classes at ECELA are capped at 8 students per instructor allowing students to have individual attention resulting in drama
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
UAlbany’s study abroad program with the ECELA Spanish Language School gives students the chance to experience rapid advancement in Spanish abilities while experiencing first-hand the Chilean culture in and around Santiago. As an intensive immersion course (Spanish classes within a "Spanish everywhere" environment), the program's goal is to give you several semesters worth of Spanish skill enhancement in only a few months. In addition to the 20 hour per week language course, you can also participate in cultural activities such as cooking classes, salsa dance lessons, Cinema Latino, and folklore shows.

The best way to master a language is with native, college certified teachers using a proven curriculum in a small class environment. Classes at ECELA are capped at 8 students per instructor allowing students to have individual attention resulting in dramatic language skill improvement within a short window of time. Students can participate as a total beginner or with many years of speaking the language. The program offers daily scheduled activities in and around Santiago. Participating in these activities is an excellent way to practice your new language skills in a fun and exciting environment. Weekend trips are also offered where you can discover Chile's fantastic landscapes and outdoor sports. Historical landmarks and experiencing the arts and culture that make Chile so unique are integral parts of this program.

Please visit our website for more information.
Setting Description:
Santiago, Chile has recently become a popular tourist destination. During the week you can appreciate its cosmopolitan sophistication and thriving arts and cultural scenes. On the weekend you can head east into the Andes mountains trails or west to the Pacific coast surf. The city's modern metro system makes it easy to explore the many distinctive barrios.
Cost:
Our goal is to make study abroad as affordable as possible, please visit our website for more information.

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