Program Details

Chileans say that their country is the "fin del mundo" - so if you've ever wanted to journey to the "end of the Earth," Chile is the place for you! Basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended.
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. 

During your time in Chile, you will live with a host family and attend a local school.   Students may choose from a traditinal high school stay or from a specialized music program.  Additional details are availalbe on the YFU USA website.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing the educational and professional opportunities. National and regional scholarships are available, please see our website for more details.

Setting Description:
Want to go to the other end of the world? Then Chile is the place for you! Learn about the history of Easter Island with its mysterious giant statues and become familiar with your Chilean host family and friends' everyday activities. A country with great geographic diversity, from Antarctic glaciers to the botanical wonderland of the Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile welcomes you to discover it.
Program costs vary by length of program - please see our website for full details.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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