Santiago, Chile

Health Studies

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Length:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Calendar Year

At a Glance

Housing:

Homestay, Residence Hall

Credits:

15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

Spanish

Language Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college-level Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course in the last year

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

Designed for advanced Spanish students in health-related majors such as Pre-Med, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as other health-related fields, this program offers valuable insight into Santiago’s health care system. You will get health care-related experience while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health care practitioners. 

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Study at a Local University

Enroll in Spanish-taught courses at our partner universities.

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Santiago Will Be Your Classroom

Explore vibrant craft markets and enjoy Chilean cuisine.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Add international work experience to your résumé.

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Attend Cultural Events

Take advantage of the cultural events we organize in Santiago.

Fall 2024

Program Dates:

Late July - Early December

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Lindsay Smith

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Metropolitan Cathedral in Plaza de Armas, Santiago's main square

Why Santiago?

With a population of more than 6.5 million people, Santiago is both the capital of Chile and its largest city. Its residents have a community-centered public health system, one that you’ll be able to observe and experience first-hand when you study abroad in Santiago.

Learn More About Santiago

Get to Know Your New City

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Bite Into a Chilean Empanada

Visit a panadería to try this savory local dish.

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Hike Cerro Pochoco

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

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See the Street Art

Have lunch and stroll through the art-covered barrio of Bellavista.

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Visit Sky Costanera for a 360° View of Santiago

Take an elevator to the top of Sky Costanera for the city's best views.

The Student Experience

Machu Picchu
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Perú

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Housing

Students sit around a patio table with their host family at a Santiago homestay.
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall

Homestay

You'll live with a family or señora who helps facilitate your language learning and integration into Chilean society, and you will have a room to yourself. Your homestay host provides two meals per day. Internet access and on-site laundry will be available.

Academics