NOTE: This program is not eligible for financial aid. Earn 10 UW credits during CIEE's Fall Open Campus Block I from 8/17-9/26/2020.
NOTE: Earn 20 UW credits for CIEE Open Campus Fall Blocks II + III. This program is not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of May 15th.
NOTE: Earn 30 UW credits for CIEE Open Campus Fall Blocks I + II + III. This program is not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of May 15th.
NOTE: NOTE: Students participating in CIEE Blocks I, II and III should earn a total of 30 UW quarter credits. This program is not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st.
NOTE: NOTE: Students participating in CIEE Blocks I and II should earn a total of 20 UW quarter credits. This program is not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st
** 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.
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.
GET TO KNOW CHILE
with nonstop activities, like film nights, urban bike tours.
LIVE WITH A CHILEAN FAMILY
learn the local dialect and customs and enjoy authentic Chilean food with your “cariñosa” host family.
TAKE YOUR PICK
from Santiago’s many world class museums such as, The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and The Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts.
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.
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.
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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