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Santiago

Chile

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When you step off the plane to study abroad in Santiago, you’ll be mesmerized by the towering Andes Mountains—and at how the city of Santiago sits neatly below them, contentedly bringing together Chile’s colonial past and its new role as the country’s commercial center.

During your stay, see a fútbol game, taste asado Chileno, experience the innovative music scene, and take in the many sides of Chilean culture.

Our Santiago programs have something for everyone, from health studies to social justice, and even full-time internships!

Programs

Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

Santiago
Buenos Aires
,
Chile
Argentina
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,200
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Santiago - Politics, Social Justice & Language

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$16,330
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Santiago January Term - Health Studies

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
Price TBD
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Santiago Summer - Health Studies

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$6,990
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Santiago Summer - Internship

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None- but 4 or more semesters of college-level Spanish encouraged
Estimated Cost: 
$5,450
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Santiago – Health Studies

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$16,330
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Santiago's Top Five

Climb Cerro Santa Lucia

Take in sweeping views of Santiago at this hill located in the heart of the city.

Bite Into a Chilean Empanada

Visit a panadería to try this savory local dish.

Hike Cerro Pochoco

Get a taste of the Andes Mountains right in Santiago’s backyard.

See the Street Art

Have lunch and stroll through the barrio of Bellavista. Check out the street art as you take in the sight and sounds of Santiago.

Visit Sky Costanera for a 360° View of Santiago

Take an elevator to the top of Sky Costanera and see the city through different eyes—from 300 meters up!

The Latest from Santiago

Jun 23 10:40am
Santiago

High and Dry

by Thea

Before leaving Chile, I took a final trip to yet another of its dramatic ecosystems – the Atacama Desert. At a base level of 7,900 feet and less than one millimeter of rain per year, it is known as one of the highest, driest places on earth, and certainly did not disappoint in either respect!

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Jun 18 7:57pm
Santiago

An Interview with A Survivor of Chile’s 9/11

by Rebecca

Stand here with me in a darkened and infinite, subterranean and concrete room with an automatic door, illuminated by the faces of those who went missing in the '70s and '80s under Pinochet's dictatorship. 9/11. Every American and Chilean knows this number. In the U.S., the date signifies when the Twin Towers fell in 2001. For Chile, it was the day that democracy in the nation died.

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Jun 11 6:35pm
Santiago

The Power of the White Coat

by Thea

“Buenos días, doctora.” Good morning, doctor. The first couple times I heard it, I assumed it was addressed to one of the many doctors bustling through the hallways of Hospital Sótero del Río.

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May 20 11:58am
Santiago

Chau, Chile!

by Mollie

As I bid goodbye to study abroad, I reflect on my study abroad experience before heading home!

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May 15 5:55pm
Santiago

Cities in Literature: from Iowa City to Santiago

by Rebecca

If you’re reading this, then you’re someone who likes to travel. How do I know? Well, I’m the same way. I’m Rebecca Carey, a 21 year-old college senior living in Iowa City, Iowa. When I was 18, I moved to the Midwest for college. I’m originally from south Texas, where expansive fields of cattle and public schools closing down for the annual fair and rodeo is the norm.

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