USAC Chile: Santiago - Spanish Language, Latin American Cultures, Journalism, and International Studies

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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
Based on 10 Reviews
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June 07, 2019 I Peaked
I love speaking Spanish, I love all my friends, and I love Santiago so much because of its diversity and ability to never bore me. I had the perfect host family. I would sometimes get frustrated when it came to my Spanish, but everyday you are learning and improving. I felt like I was learning and improving every single day, no ... - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I gained intensive language skills, learned how to adapt to a culture different than my own, and I learned how to navigate a foreign city. It was most definitely worthwhile. - Cottey College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish, learned how to navigate a huge city, learned how to travel alone, and much much more. It was absolutely worthwhile! - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
January 25, 2018 Good
I learned how to be an effective/cheap traveler while being safe. I also learned how to be resourceful. - Wartburg College View Entire Review
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
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
September 13, 2018 Bacan! (Awesome)
I gained the perspective of Latin American people that you don't consider in the United States. I got to see some of the most breathtaking geography in the world and be part of a group as well. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Santiago - Study Abroad at Andres Bello National University
Gained the knowledge to go out and meet people and hang out. Be yourself and take control of what you can do, you do what makes you happy and work as hard as you can. - Notre Dame College View Entire Review
May 25, 2018 Chile All Day
It was absolutely worth while, I learned so much about Latin American culture, global politics, and a lot of independence. - Xavier University View Entire Review
January 08, 2018 No What I Anticipated
I gained a lot of knowledge on traveling in a foreign country, Spanish, and Latin American culture - Berea College 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
Past Review 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

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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):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
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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