Santiago, Chile

January Term - Health Studies

Study Abroad
Length:
January Term

At a glance

Housing:

Homestay

Credits:

3 per Term

Language of Instruction:

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:

None

Visa Required:

Maybe

About the Program

Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s public and private health care system. 

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Clinical Observation

Observe patient care in diverse health care facilities.

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Health Care Seminar

Understand the state of Chile’s community-centered public health.

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Travel in Chile

Join an IES Abroad field trip.

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Cultural Events & Activities

Take advantage of the cultural events we organize in Santiago.

Program Advisor

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Macey Schondel

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!

📱 800.955.2300 ✉️ study@iesabroad.org

About the Destination

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

Why Santiago?

Study abroad in Santiago and gain unique insight into the field of health care! Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s community-centered public and private health care system. An important component of the program introduces you to historical, social, and cultural aspects of health care specific to Chile, including the treatment of illness and patients’ rights.

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

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Housing

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

Homestay

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

Academics