About the Santiago Program

Santiago Program Introduction

The Santiago program offers students a unique encounter with the vibrant culture of Latin America. Students may choose from a variety of courses that explore relevant topics in the region including economic development, the environment, climate change, sustainability, literature and artistic expression. In addition to classes, students will participate in a variety of academic field trips to enhance their exposure to Chile’s rich culture and diverse environment. Additionally, students will travel to Patagonia to explore its history and ecology during spring and fall quarters. Students participating in the summer quarter program will have the opportunity to travel outside Chile in field trips to other countries in the region.

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Start with a high-level introduction to the program. Learn more about the academic program, including academic prerequisites, related on-campus coursework, local learning opportunities, course credit, and cultural events and trips.

As you begin to think about your time abroad, take the time to learn about the things that will surround you. Your meals and accommodations, the local culture, and the daily city life are all important aspects of the program outside of academics that you should experience and learn from.

Important dates including Arrival/Departure, Orientation, First Day of Classes, Finals, and Holidays. Please check these dates carefully when planning your travel to and from the program, and also be aware that some dates are different from those of the corresponding quarter on campus.

Student Ambassadors share their first-hand experiences about the program, what led them to choose the program, and some of the challenges they faced while studying abroad. Dive deeper into 'a day in the life' while abroad, as a particular student experience may help you decide if this program is right for you.