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Study abroad in
Chile

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The Adventure of a Lifetime

When you study abroad in Chile, you’ll learn how to savor the good things: nature’s beauty, new experiences, and a quality education. This unusually long and narrow country features the majority of South America’s western coastline and encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems spread across four distinct natural regions.  If you love spending time outdoors, Chile is the playground you’ve been waiting to explore. When you aren’t in class, you’ll have the opportunity to go whitewater rafting, surf the Pacific Ocean, horseback ride through lush green valleys, ski in the Andes, hike through the forests of Alerce Andino National park, kayak through the Laguna de Incas, take a boat tour of Patagonia’s Marble Caves, cruise through spectacular fjords and gleaming glaciers, star gaze in the Atacama Desert, and sunbathe on shimmering white sand beaches.      

Cities of Chile

Cities of Chile

Valparaíso

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as the cultural capital of Chile, the city is spontaneous, cheerful, and just a little bit gritty: a perfect introduction to Latin life.
Population
250,000
Summer Temp
57°F (15°C)
Winter Temp
72°F (20°C)
Geography
Coastal
Sample Programs
  • Humanities
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Social Sciences

Viña del Mar

This relaxed city offers the best of both worlds: Easy access to Chile's natural wonders and urban amenities, all in a city that's home to so many parks that it’s nicknamed “La Ciudad Jardin.”
Population
325,000
Summer Temp
57°F (15°C)
Winter Temp
72°F (20°C)
Geography
Coastal
Sample Programs
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Business
  • Social Sciences

Are you a sports enthusiast? You’ll feel right at home in Chile. Join the locals in their passion for fútbol at a professional game or try playing it yourself with Chilean classmates and other international students. If you’re looking for something a little different, take the opportunity to experience Chilean rodeo, the nation’s second most popular sport, at your nearest medialuna arena.  If wining and dining are more your speed, there’s plenty to treat yourself to in this Latin American country. Tour the Casablanca Valley to see some of Chile’s best vineyards, where world-class wine comes into being, and sample some pisco, a Chilean grape brandy the locals take great pride in. Share a plate of tasty empanadas with your new friends, followed by chocolatey alfajores for dessert. If you’re a seafood fan, dig into a plate of machas a la parmesan or any of the freshly caught fare in Viña del Mar.   

Popular Programs

Popular Programs

Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Explore Latin American culture and learn about this geographically diverse country while improving your Spanish language skills in Chile! Whether you’re a beginning Spanish speaker, speak at an advanced proficiency level, or are somewhere in between, you’ll take language courses that’ll boost your fluency. During the semester, courses taught in English or Spanish provide you with insight into Latin American and Chilean culture, history, and society.

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  • YR
  • Starting at $3,695
Advanced Chilean Immersion

Advanced Chilean Immersion

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Enjoy student life in one of South America's most beautiful cities as you take your Spanish language skills to the next level. Attend classes alongside Chilean students and choose from a wide range of courses taught in Spanish. Flexible course options allow you to earn credits toward your major or fulfill additional graduation requirements. You’ll hone your Spanish language skills through interaction with your classmates, professors, and locals, on campus and off, progressing through the language immersion experience.

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  • Starting at $11,695
International Business

International Business

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Experience why Chile is considered one of the most stable economies and prosperous nations in South America. You’ll delve into topics like economic development in South America and how to create and conduct sustainable business through your courses taught in English.  You’ll also improve your Spanish language skills by taking language courses, offered for all levels of ability, to boost your fluency. This program offers the perfect blend of language and culture alongside business courses for anyone seeking insight into Latin American and Chilean culture, history, and society.

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  • Starting at $11,895

Bookworms and aspiring writers will appreciate Chile’s literary legacy. The country gave birth to some of Latin America’s greatest writers: Nobel Prize poets Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral, and the novelists Roberto Bolaño and Isabel Allende, among many others. Visit Neruda’s houses in Valparaíso, see Allende’s favorite Chiloé islands for yourself, stop by Mistral’s former family home-turned-museum in Vicuña, and check out legendary Chilean songwriter and poet Violeta Parra’s cultural center in her hometown of Santiago.  If you prefer visual art to the written word, Chile will captivate you in museums, galleries, and the streets. From the pre-Colombian to the contemporary, from fine art to anonymous wall murals, Chile has all the color and creativity you could want in a study abroad destination.  Chileans are a laid-back people who take their time, value family, and feel proud of their national heritage. They eagerly await you with open arms, wanting to show you why their country is one of the best in South America. Develop your Spanish language skills as you connect with the locals in and out of the classroom and let them bring Latin American and Chilean studies to life for you every day. 

Chile Points of Interest

Chile Points of Interest

  • Concon Take a 15-minute bus ride to the next town, ConCon, a.k.a. Gastronomic Capital of Chile. Try the best empanadas, take a lovely walk at the beach, enjoy surfing on wonderful waves, or go sand boarding on rolling sand dunes
  • Parque Nacional La Campana If you enjoy hiking and adventure, take the metro train inland to the town of Limache and then hop on a bus to Olmue. The National Park La Campana offers, hiking paths, picnic areas, viewpoints, and camping sites.
  • Caleta Portales This important fishing cove, located at the city limits of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, draws local people and tourists every day to buy a variety of fresh fish. It’s also a great place to enjoy delicious local seafood at nearby restaurants.
  • Paseo Gervasoni Stroll along one of Valparaiso’s most scenic and colorful streets. Admire the breath-taking views of the city, colonial –era mansions, and watch the fishing boats come and go from the ports. Most days you’ll find local artisans selling hand-made jewelry, paintings, bags and other such trinkets.