USAC: Santiago - Study Abroad at Andres Bello National University

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This program offers academic coursework in Spanish Language, Latin American, and Anthropological Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university foreign language coursework in only one semester, or a y... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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Independence - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned to look at my own country differently. I learned so much about Chile and other people's point of views and how they see Americans. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Santiago, Chile - Spanish Language and Latin American Studies
January 06, 2014 A Humbling Adventure
My independence, acceptance, and urge to travel and learn about different cultures grew exponentially. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Santiago, Chile - Spanish Language and Latin American Studies
I learned so much about myself and exactly what I am capable of. I learned that I can push myself way beyond my comfort zone and learn a new language, create a new life and even conquer some of my fears. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
It is hard to pick the things that I learned because there were many. One thing I would say is that I learned to be more independent. It was worthwhile! - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
yes. i would do it all over again in a heart beat. i think everyone should try to studya abroad. it will change your life for the better. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Definitely. I wouldn't change a thing. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Chile was amazing. It impacted me in such a way that my future plans are now to get my ESL teaching certification and return to Santiago to teach English. - Berea College View Entire Review
This was the most worthwhile experience of my life. My entire outlook on life has changed. I will continue studying Spanish until I am fluent and I also want to travel to more Spanish-speaking countries and experience the culture in as many of them as I can. - Berea College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! It broaden my horizons and made me want to continue traveling in the future! - California State University - Fresno View Entire Review
The experience was definately worthwhile. I would recommend going somewhere as different from what you're used to as possible. Being somewhere with a different culture and language is very eye-opening. - Boston University View Entire Review
Past Review Chile Po'
I just want to go abroad again! Chile was a very comfortable place to live for a student who doesn't want to be too third world but still wants to live in Latin America. I feel like studying in Chile made me more confident, experienced and street savvy, but I don't feel like it changed my life in a major way. - University of Florida View Entire Review
I gained confidence in myself in just about every way. Now that I have lived abroad in a country with a different official language from that of my home country, there is not much to be intimidated by at home. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would say that not studying abroad is a missed opportunity. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
January 08, 2014 Life Changing
Spanish, independence, life experience, desire to travel more. Yes it was more than worthwhile. - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
Of course it was worthwhile! Knowing what I know now, if I could do it again I would probably choose a program that would allow me to interact with local students more easily. But despite that, I learned so much about myself, still immersed myself in the culture with my host family and simply by living there for 4 months, and pe... - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I learned a lot of things about myself and also about my dreams and ambitions in life. Definitely worthwhile. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Santiago, Chile - Spanish Language and Latin American Studies
I really liked seeing how life was in south america. Also I now know spanish. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
There are certain things that professors and white classrooms will never be able to instruct or prove to the student's eyes. In partaking in this adventure, I've found myself, which is someone I thought I already knew. And being fluent in a second language never hurts. - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
I gained the confidence to continue to question the world around me. I want to return to South America at some point to teach English. - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
Chile was amazing. It impacted me in such a way that my future plans are now to get my ESL teaching certification and return to Santiago to teach English. View Entire Review
This experience was exceptionally worthwile! I returned to the states with more confidence in my spanish speaking skills and a broader picture of the world outside the States. Also, I made lifetime friends, most of which have Facebook accounts where I can keep in touch. The memories I gained are unforgettable and the experien... - Boise State University View Entire Review
Studying abroad, helped me get out of my comfort zone. Learning and at the same time experiencing a different culture made me grow as an individual. It expanded my views towards life and the world. I definately recommend studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, it is a priceless life time experience. - California State University - Fresno View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Santiago - Spanish Language and Latin American Studies
An important gain for me was a confidence that I can get through difficult times anywhere in the world. I gained the knowledge that I can learn another language, I can interact with people from other cultures and can even be adopted into the culture itself. I have gained a love for Chile that will lead me to living there in the ... - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
Past Review
I am adequate at speaking Spanish and saw some amazing sights. I am more culturally sensitive. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review

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This program offers academic coursework in Spanish Language, Latin American, and Anthropological Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university foreign language coursework in only one semester, or a year of foreign language coursework in the 8-week summer sessions. You may choose to study for one semester or a full year and meet Spanish minor or major requirements; the summer offers two 4-week sessions that can be taken individually or back-to-back for an 8-week session. You may complement your language curriculum by taking courses in literature, art, cinema, photography, architecture and urbanism, history, sociology, political science, economics, women’s studies, community development, anthropology, native cultures, astronomy, and technology.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Latin American Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1982
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USAC Scholarships

USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
October 1 (for spring) and April 1 (for summer and fall/yearlong)

Guidelines/Requirements:
If you have questions regarding scholarships, feel free to contact the USAC Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@usac.unr.edu.

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