Program Details

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.
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

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

Scholarships:
Yes

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 5 Reviews

  • This is a good idea!!!!!
    5.0
    07/23/19

    Wow what an adventure! This program went above and beyond my expectations. Chile as a country is so diverse and beautiful and this program allows the time for exploration. The teachers and program staff are so kind and invested in your success. My host

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • You Can't Go Wrong!
    5.0
    06/07/19

    I miss Chile and think about it every day. I loved this program so much and everyone that helped make this experience full of learning, appreciation, and developing new ways of understanding. USAC definitely made sure that our time was always fun and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • No Regrets
    5.0
    05/28/19

    Choosing to study abroad with USAC in Santiago de Chile has probably been one of the best decisions I've made in recent years. It started off as a bit of a whim, just choosing to apply for fun and then suddenly I found myself sitting in the airport waiting

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • First lengthy abroad experience solo
    5.0
    09/04/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Chile all day
    5.0
    05/25/18

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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