IFSA: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago

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Study abroad in Santiago, Chile, with the Institute for Study Abroad! Mix and match classes from among Latin America's top universities for business, history, sociology (and more) during the day, while taking in a vibrant, modern art scene by nigh... read more

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February 11, 2021 Home On Another Continent
I gained an incredible sense of independence, realizing that I can make it in a new country that I spoke a language I wasn't fluent in, and had an entirely different culture. I learned so much about different perspectives towards life that have deeply changed me as a person. - Duke University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and about another culture. It was the most life changing experience. I plan on going back in just 3 short months. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Fluency and cultural knowledge - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Not only did my semester abroad significantly improve my Spanish-speaking, but it also instilled in me a new sense of confidence and independence. Also, the traveling I got to do while in country was once-in-a-lifetime. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
It was incredibly worthwhile. I gained Spanish skills, made great relationships (both with other students and my host family) and experienced a new culture - Davidson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
I learned how to be comfortable with being on my own and how to handle navigate living in a big city. It was lonely at the beginning but eventually, I was okay and even enjoyed it. - Amherst College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program
My Spanish improved dramatically and I gained a lot of confidence in my language abilities. I learned a lot about local culture and politics and how they're still recovering from Pinochet but are also very resilient. I also felt my first earthquake, so that was fun. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
Past Review Soy Chilena, Po
I learned so much...probably the best semester of my life. Studying in Chile helped so much with my Spanish, opened my mind to learning other cultures, and humbled me big time. It taught me to be confident in myself and my ability figure things out (despite getting lost over and over again). The chileans I met & their culture b... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Santiago
With every experience like this you are going to learn so much about yourself , and the world around you. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Ifsa Santiago
Yes! I made friends who I will be close to for the rest of my life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Chile opened my eyes to so many things. It really helped me grow as a person and has definitely shaped my future career plans. After traveling around South America and taking a class about environmental policy, I have now decided that I want to go on to get my Masters in Public Health and work in environment... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
I'm 25 now and if I die tomorrow I could happily say I've already lived a life at least three times as full and rich as the lives of many Americans. Chile is a wonderful country... very safe (especially for South America) and the most gorgeous you will ever see. They have everything there from famous beaches to deserts to iceber... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I really grew as a student and as a person. This experience allowed me to learn more than just what is taught in the classroom. I feel as though I learned a lot of life lessons that I carry and will continue to carry with me in life. I most definitely think it was worthwhile because studying abroad in a country that is not your ... - Macalester College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
October 01, 2018 An Unforgettable Year
I learned a lot about myself and my confidence in my capabilities and independence grew significantly. I became nearly fluent in another language and made a few life-long friendships. It was one of the most worthwhile things I have done in my life thus far. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
My Spanish improved a lot! I also learned a lot about a country I previously knew very little about. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
I gained a much broader knowledge of the Spanish language, especially in its everyday conversational use, as well as a greater appreciation for the trials of navigating a new culture. I think having the new perspectives that result from the experience make it worthwhile. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
Past Review Viva Chile
Spanish and I learned a lot about myself. This was easily the most worthwhile thing I have ever done; it was over a year ago and I still think about it every day. - Hamilton College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program
I learned more than I can articulate about culture, language, food, and most importantly myself. It was a life changing experience as cliche as that might sound, but it's true. I am so glad I went! - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean Universities Program
I learned how to inhabit my discomfort, dismantle and reshape it. I learned that in its unwillingness to make exceptions the process of adjustment would demand growth in ways I couldn't have anticipated. I learned what it meant to take risks that were significant to me, and to live vividly. I learned how to care better, and out ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Santiago - Chilean University Program
This program was amazing. I loved being free to take my own classes and explore on my own time, but the program also offered the perfect amount of support to help me realize what I wanted to accomplish. I grew so much, and overcame a lot of fears, especially with speaking Spanish. Being forced to speak Spanish all day is scary, ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review I Heart Chile.
yes - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to slow down and enjoy life, to actually listen when I talk to people, that the world is an amazing place. I learned that a lot of our preconceived notions about Latin America are completely wrong. I have fallen in love with South America, and while I will most likely not pursue a career or life there, I will no doubt ... - DePauw University View Entire Review
My experience in Chile was the best thing that every happened to me. I am now more independent and self confident and I feel if I am more of what I will call a "global citizen" with a more open-minded view on the world. - DePauw University View Entire Review

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Study abroad in Santiago, Chile, with the Institute for Study Abroad! Mix and match classes from among Latin America's top universities for business, history, sociology (and more) during the day, while taking in a vibrant, modern art scene by night. Want to be part of the café culture while working on research? You'll find yourself at home in Santiago!

What the Chilean Universities Program, Santiago has to offer

 •Outstanding academics and unparalleled flexibility in course choice

•Students choose courses from three top universities: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales

•All university classes are integrated with degree-seeking students and taught by Chilean faculty

•Students are paired with a language partner for further conversational practice

•Located in dynamic Santiago, voted one of the great cities for students by QR World University

•Numerous volunteer opportunities

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Plus, any student attending a public institution or an MSI (minority serving institution) is automatically eligible for either the IFSA State School Grant or the IFSA MSI Grant. Both are worth $2,000 off the program price.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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