- Santiago, Chile
- Program Type:
- Intensive Language
- Degree Level:
- 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
- Program Description:
Santiago's urban and natural framework, its mountainous terrain, and its proximity to Chile's central coastline are ideal for experiencing the nature and culture of the most southern country in the world. You'll have the opportunity to study Spanish language and contemporary Chilean society through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as personal interaction and immersion in the host culture.
This program offers two diverse academic areas: Spanish Language and Latin American Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university foreign language coursework in only one semester. You may choose to study for one semester or a full year and meet Spanish minor or major requirements. You may complement your language curriculum by taking courses in literature, art, cinema, photography, architecture and urbanism, history, sociology, political science, economics, women's studies, community development, anthropology, native cultures, astronomy, and technology.
Program fees include tuition, 2-day orientation, some field trips in and around Santiago, some entries to museums and cultural events, and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Santiago is flanked on the east by the lofty Cordillera de Los Andes with its snow-covered peaks, and on the west by the Cordillera de la Costa. It is a city of contrasts: its eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century buildings stand side by side with modern skyscrapers; its long shady avenues mingle with busy roads; and its plazas and parks are tranquil oases in the midst of the bustling metropolis.
Additional Program Information
Based on 2 Reviews
- First lengthy abroad experience solo09/04/18
When I applied to this program, I didn't yet have a specific reason to live in Santiago, Chile nor did I know much about the culture or the city etc. When I arrived I didn't feel out of place or uncomfortable because of the new foreign environment. In
time I became very comfortable exploring the city by myself or navigating to restaurants to meet with friends. I was nervous about being away from home for so long, but my fellow peers in the program and the program staff were amazing at helping me feel comfortable. Overall, I was very pleased with my time abroad and with all the new information I gained and connections made. I would definitely visit again to explore more of the country and gain more cultural knowledge..read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Chile all day05/25/18
Going to Chile was the best decision I've made as far as my education goes! First of all, there are so many options as far as where you can travel. You can go to the north to the Atacama desert (which is the driest, most arid place on earth and great
for stargazing), Patagonia (which is basically where they take all computer background photos because it is so stunning), you can see many active volcanoes (even hike them if you want!), ski, hike, go to the beach, take wine tours, the list goes on and on. The greatest part about studying abroad in Chile is that you really feel like you get to know the country as a whole. You still have the option to travel to places like Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, etc. but you really could spend a year in Chile and not feel like you've seen everything yet. Santiago is beautiful, there are lots of places to hike, coffee shops to visit, and parks to enjoy. The houses of Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral center, and museums dedicated to the memorial of those lost during the dictatorship are all absolutely worth the trip! I would definitely consider the Santiago, Chile program if you want to go to Latin America!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend