- Santiago, Chile
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to Summer & Fall 2020 and yearlong 2020/21 programs, and some options might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.*
Our Santiago, Chile program is ideal for students who wish to experience the charm and physical beauty of Chile. USAC students study intensive Spanish language and take complementary courses taught in English or Spanish in such subjects as political science, anthropology, economics, history, and the arts. Students who are qualified can apply for internships. The USAC program is located at the National University Andres Bello. Week-long field study tours and several field trips are organized by the USAC Chile Program staff members each semester giving you a chance to see and experience many of the country's historical, cultural, and scenic sites.
The valley of 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. Santiago is a city of contrasts where historic colonial houses stand side-by-side with modern skyscrapers and tranquil plazas and parks create oases in the midst of urban bustle. Each USAC language program (Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) has a number of grants available for International students from non-English speaking countries. These grants pay for a significant amount of the USAC fees published in USAC catalogs.
Program fees include tuition, housing in a homestay, student health insurance, some field trips, and some entries to museums and cultural events.
- Setting Description:
- Chile is a land of extremes, with arid moon-scape deserts, lush forests, mountains, lakes, volcanoes and many islands. Santiago, the capital city, offers three orchestras, two major dance companies, concerts, discotheques, parks and plazas.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Learn more about USAC scholarships and discounts at https://usac.edu/money-matters
Based on 1 Reviews
- Living the Dream07/21/18
Santiago, Chile is a wonderful place to study abroad because of the beauty of the city and the beauty of the people. The city is full of beautiful parks, views, and restaurants to take in the full effect. There are many hills to walk up with views of
the city all around and many historical places to learn about the history of Santiago as a city and Chile as a whole. The parks in the city is another big draw, there are many many parks all over the city and I walked from one to another one many times, as walking is the best way to get from place to place if you want to save a couple dollars and you enjoy walking. The parks are beautiful and full of people and green grass to do homework, watch a movie or talk to the locals and be entertained. The program directors and advisers were amazing, they were always available to talk to for fun or if we had questions or concerns. They will make an effort to get to know you and hang out with you so they can understand who you are and what you know, this helps to build a strong community and relationship with the program and the people in the program. Traveling to other countries is easy as well even on a budget, I found cheap airlines and packed very light so that I could get around easier and could save money. MY advice would be to pack light and travel light when going to other countries and to be safe always be aware of what and who is around you. Santiago is beautiful and wonderful city, take it all in and just live the dream.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend