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Study abroad in Chile and immerse yourself in the creative energy of a country emerging as an economic power with modern social programs and ties to both Europe and Asia.

You might practice Spanish at a market, meet up with local and international friends, and spend time with your host family all in an average day while studying abroad in Chile. Mix that with personal travel—imagine visiting Torres del Paine National Park or Peru!—and you’re ready for the Latin American adventure of a lifetime.

A strong and growing economy, a leader in continental rankings, and an incredible place to study abroad, Chile is calling your name.

On one of our Chile study abroad programs, you’ll learn not only in class or at your internship, but also when course-related trips and fields trips provide context to what you’re learning in the classroom, and allow you to explore Chilean life outside of your host city.

Santiago

A booming industrial and financial center, Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city.

Our Programs

Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

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

Santiago
,
Chile
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
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 2019
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: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$16,330
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Top places to see in Santiago
  • Parque Metropolitano de Santiago

    The Parque Metropolitano overlooks Santiago and offers beautiful views of the city. The park is divided into two sections: Cumpre and Tupahue. Both sections are filled with swimming pools, walking trails and botanical gardens.

  • Plaza de Armas

    This central city plaza is always bustling with street performers and art displays. Surrounding the plaza are the municipal buildings and the Catedral Metropolitana.

  • Cerro Santa Lucia

    On Santa Lucia Day, December 13, 1541, Pedro de Valdivia of Spain conquered this hill. Today, locals and tourists can shop, dine, and take in the beautiful view atop Cerro Santa Lucia.

The Latest from Chile

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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May 15 10:41am
Santiago

Keeping Busy in Santiago

by Mollie

With less than a week left abroad, I reflect on my time in Santiago and my favorite things to do in the city.

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May 14 5:32pm
Santiago

Happy Mother's Day

by Thea

As in the U.S., Sunday was Mother’s Day in Chile. At every street corner, vendors with their hands full of heart-shaped balloons and single-packed roses jumped out into the street at red lights to sell gifts for Mom through car windows. My host mom had gone to her mother’s house for the day, and so I headed to the park to enjoy the still-warm fall weather.

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