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 five Chile study abroad programs, you’ll learn not only in class or at your internship, but also when Course-related excursion 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.
A booming industrial and financial center, Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city.
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.
One night I sat down to dinner, my host dad’s computer set up in front of us on the kitchen table. “Time to watch some Chilean music!” He exclaimed. Of course, the first videos on the queue showed my host mom, singing in front of a jazz quartet. Her full voice floated around us as we ate humitas (similar to tamales) and ensalada chilena (chopped tomatoes and onions with cilantro), and sipped Carmenere.
Yesterday, in the orientation class “Spanish and Culture in Chile,” our Professor Claudia walked up to the board and drew a curvy line. She then proceeded to draw somewhere around twelve stick figures in various states of ecstasy and distress.