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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Autumn Semester, Early Fall, Spring Quarter, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer A-Term, Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
  • Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Quarter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/30/2020 05/09/2020
NOTE: This program is not eligible for financial aid.
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/11/2020
NOTE: Students participating in CIEE Blocks I, II and III should earn a total of 30 UW quarter credits. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st.
Summer A-Term 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2020 07/13/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:

Open Campus Block


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Program Overview

Snuggled between the towering Andes and the Pacific Ocean is South America’s sixth largest cities, boasting world-class cuisine, exotic suburban parts, and neoclassical architecture. Discover Santiago firsthand by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. In Santiago, you’ll be located in the core of the city surrounded by Parque Bustamante, cafés and restaurants, shops, and the beauty of Cerro San Cristobal.

Stay in Santiago the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Yucatán, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Shanghai, and Sydney.

Unique Experiences


with nonstop activities, like film nights, urban bike tours.


learn the local dialect and customs and enjoy authentic Chilean food with your “cariñosa” host family.


from Santiago’s many world class museums such as, The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and The Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts.

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Your Destination

Santiago de Chile has been a major contributor of Latin America’s economic and social progress, representing a regional reference for political and economic stability. Having created a contemporary trend in arts and life style, in Santiago you will discover the urban deployment of multicultural and global tendencies with a Latin American atmosphere.  Santiago de Chile is marked by a very high Cordillera de Los Andes, its traditional institutions such as the Palacio de La Moneda, as well as by the tallest corporate building of Costanera Center in the financial district of Vitacura, among others. 

Study Tours

Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour included in your program. Travel to different destinations in each block, which will allow you to experience the Chilean culture and its geographical richness.

Explore the wonderful natural reserve of Huilo Huilo and the Araucanía region. Or, perhaps learn about the importance of the Colchagua valley, a vital region for the production of wind, a key component of Chile’s economy.


Excursions and Activities

  • Explore Chile’s varied historical and cultural highlights.
  • Immerse yourself in Chilean history and arts through our cultural activities such as visit to museums, craft fairs, and visit historic neighborhoods recognized as landmarks of the city of Santiago.


Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Give back and create a deeper connection to Santiago. Students can volunteer at local NGOs to support social policy, community service and education.

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:

  • Internships: build new skills and intercultural competence through the CIEE Internship in your area of study – finance, women’s rights, environmental development, and more- and become an active member of Santiago’s professional environment.
  • Research: Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent and local fieldwork.Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competence through the CIEE Academic Internship, and become an active member of the Santiago professional environment.
  • Service-Learning: Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Santiago's society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight study tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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