Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Santiago

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In the School in Chile, students have the option of directly enrolling in nine different universities in six distinct locations.  Each city--Concepción, La Serena, Santiago, Temuco, Valdivia, and Valparaíso--has its own unique local flavor, and of... read more

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I learned how to operate in situations in which I was unsure if myself and my skills. It gave me confidence to attack problems head on despite having limited understanding of the language. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I am much more comfortable with my Spanish, I learned a lot about Chilean culture and university life, and the experience was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of adult things, like dealing with banks and pharmacies and government registration agencies. My Spanish improved notably. I was also able to do an internship while abroad which was one of the largest contributors to my learning and enjoyment of the program. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A cultural learning experience that I can pull on in many different ways, new international friends that I will remain in touch with, a new perspective on learning, government and our economic system. I definitely think my experience was worthwhile and would highly recommend other students participate in the same program. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 30, 2015 Lovely
everything was worth-while. I would go abroad all over again- I absolutely loved it. But I would not do this program again. I would go either with a different program or simply cross-registering with the host university. It was AMAZING - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How to love living in a new culture - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Santiago
January 27, 2015 A Mixed Review
Of course, I learned a bunch of academic stuff. But I think the "life lessons" I learned were much more worthwhile. For example, I'm a blonde/blue-eyed/white girl from Minnesota. I'd never left the U.S. before this trip. I'd never had the experience of being The Other. I'd never been constantly stared at/made to feel like I did... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned the value of speaking a language, both in improving my own ability to communicate and in my ability to blend more into the culture and fabric of a community. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 30, 2014 My Semester In Chile
I gained a lot of confidence and independence as well as learning Spanish. It was very difficult and challenging, but that is what made it worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 10, 2017 Overall Good Experience
Definitely worthwhile to study abroad. Got to travel, new people, new experiences. I had a good experience. It was fun to live as an adult in a different country and make a home for myself there. Helped to improve my Spanish, learned about a foreign country. I don't think I learned anything specifically new, but is was a chance ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to be independent in a large city for the first time, gaining confidence as I learned how to maneuver and communicate and explore. Chilean culture exercised my skills of patience and flexibility, making me appreciative of the US university system and many other things. I missed my home and school terribly, but I know I've ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Initially I thought that this would be a difficult experience because I was abroad on an extremely tight budget. However this is one of the best things that could have happened because it forced me to find different ways to become a part of the city. Going to museum, concerts, local parks, hiking, living with a spanish speaking ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to engage in my surroundings and form my own cultural conceptions. My experience was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned Spanish. Yes. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES. I have learned more about myself, about integrating myself into other cultures, about Spanish, and about Chile than I could have imagined. So many opportunities for future projects have also opened up here. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot through my experience, but I really learned the hard way. I don't think you have to be so isolated to learn the life lessons I learned abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 24, 2014 Middlebury In Chile
language pledge - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely, I learned a lot about myself and how i behave in various situations and my spanish has improved immensely - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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In the School in Chile, students have the option of directly enrolling in nine different universities in six distinct locations.  Each city--Concepción, La Serena, Santiago, Temuco, Valdivia, and Valparaíso--has its own unique local flavor, and oftentimes its own climate. Students should be prepared for the different educational environment in Chile.  Classes are generally large and lecture based with less emphasis placed on class participation.  The universities located in the smaller metropolitan areas often have fewer international students and therefore a more authentic Chilean educational experience.

Known for its quality courses and non-political atmosphere, international students find themselves in the company of foreigners at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where students have the opportunity to study at Chile's leading private institution while living in a thriving metropolis.  A full selection of liberal arts courses is available; choose the semester of your preference (spring is primero semestre, fall, segundo semestre) and then download “programacion” to access a list of current courses. Please check that the file that you are downloading corresponds to the upcoming semester you are applying to.

In contrast to Pontificia, the students at Universidad de Chile, a public university, take their political involvement seriously since the return of civilian governance to Chile in 1990.  There is a full curriculum available to the students, but due to the nature of the sprawling campus, it is easier for students to take all of their courses within one facultad.  For available courses, select a facultades e institutos from the left, select a facultad (usually ciencias sociales or filosofía y humanidades), which will redirect you to the website of the faculty chosen. If you are in Ciencias Sociales, select pregrado and programas de asignaturas to see the courses offered the current year or mallas curriculares to get a general overview of the courses offered within each major.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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