Study Abroad in Chile

What to Expect in Chile

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. 

Languages Spoken: 
Chilean Peso (CLP)
Time Zone: 
GMT-3, GMT-4, GMT-6

About the IES Abroad Center

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  • Santiago

The Center is where our highly trained local staff provide on-the-ground support throughout your time abroad.  

The IES Abroad Santiago Center is located in Providencia, a vibrant residential neighborhood in central Santiago. Whether you’re in between classes, studying in the open-air courtyard, or eating in the shared kitchen and dining area, the Center is your study abroad hub.   


Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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Latest from Chile

Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world.

Want to study abroad in Chile? 

How will studying abroad in Chile redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out.

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