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.
I am taking you through the first few days in a new city and what you can do to really feel at home when everything feels new. Stay curious about everything (food, conversations, behaviors, actions and new words) and ask questions about all the things that are new.
We asked IES Abroad Ambassadors, recent alumni who volunteer to share their study abroad expertise, about the best free things to do in their study abroad host city. So, what was the number one free thing most all of our Ambassadors suggested?
I've been home from Chile for several weeks now, and I've been busy almost ever since I stepped off the plane in the United States. But in the whirlwind time since, reminders of Chile show up in my life almost every day.
Here I am in my seat, hundreds of miles above the earth and sea on an airplane back to my home. Everything I did throughout my internship abroad is done, I took all I could fit with me in my suitcase, and I left some things behind. Now there's just me, my thoughts, and several more hours of travel.