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Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Culture, Dance, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and New Media Studies, Forestry, French, Geography, Geology, German, Graphic Design, Health Science, Hispanic Studies, History, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, International Relations, Italian Language & Literature, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Zoology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Spanish Program Features: Language Intensive
Program Description:
Chilean Universities, Santiago
Geotag  Santiago, Chile

Santiago is the economic, political, and cultural heart of Chile and therefore an ideal location for a study abroad experience. The city enjoys modern infrastructure, diverse architecture, green parks, and a delightful Mediterranean climate. Its central location provides opportunities for travel throughout Chile and Latin America, while its wide range of cultural and entertainment options will make you want to stay in the city.

Propel yourself beyond your peers with a resume-enhancing internship or directed research as part of your study abroad program. Located in foothills of Andes Mountains, this program places you directly in the Chilean capital city of Santiago and invites you to join other advocates and leaders. Live a cosmopolitan, urban lifestyle as you put your penchant for social justice, politics, and law to work internationally in this emerging Latin American market. 

You may select from classes at two of Latin America’s top universities: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile. This program is ideal for students majoring in pre-law, political science, international relations, business majors, and more.

We offer semester study on the Chilean Universities Program in Santiago, where you’ll take classes alongside local students at two different universities. To complement your learning, we offer IFSA elective classes specially designed to increase your language skills and facilitate engagement in the local community. These classes, taught in Spanish by local professors, are intended to provide you with an understanding of the events and issues that make Chile what it is today.
  • Advanced Spanish I or Advanced Spanish II
  • Coming Fall 2022 - Directed Research
  • Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Cohort
  • International Internship Seminar
To complete your course load alongside Chilean students at our local partner universities, you can explore their online course catalogs by visiting the Chilean Universities Program, Santiago on the IFSA website. You can choose to take all your classes at one university or select a mix from both. 
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Direct Enroll Classes in English
Classes taught in English are open to you as an IFSA student provided you meet the stated prerequisites. However, prior to arrival you should discuss with your home institution’s study abroad advisor any academic requirements related to study abroad in a non-English speaking location. Featured classes include:
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Business Intelligence and Database Applications
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Economics
  • European Union Law and Latin-American Integration
  • Intercultural Business Challenges in Latin America
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Investment Law
  • Introduction to European Law
  • Latin American Politics and World Affairs
  • Managing Multinational Corporations in Latin America
  • Strategic Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions
  • The Chilean Political Crisis: Tools for Political Analysis

Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include: 
  • City-as-Text
  • The Military Dictatorship and Human Rights
  • Food, Local Culture and Supply Chain 
  • Pandemic and the Economy
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:
  • Pomaire Trip
  • Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Trip
  • Isla Negra Trip
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Choose your ideal program by customizing and personalizing your search filters. Using IFSA’s search tool, you can find programs by searching beyond location and area of study. 
Using CHART, you’ll be able to see which classes abroad fit easily into your academic plan. You can also see which classes your home institution has already approved to guarantee that your credits will align.
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  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Further information about IFSA-Butler Santiago specific to Wheaton College students

Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above. 

Note Calendar Differences in Southern Hemisphere:
U.S. Fall = Semester 2: mid-July - mid-December                           U.S. Spring = Semester 1: late-February - mid-July                            

Admission Requirements:
Five semesters of university level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses (except some business courses) are taught in Spanish.

Courses & Credits:
Students enroll in four to five courses each semester: a mandatory Spanish Language course combined with university courses. Additionally, you can choose to enroll in one other IFSA Butler course or the directed research project option. 15 to 16 U.S. semester hours will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Chile. 

Some business and economics courses are taught in English at the Universidad de Chile. IFSA students are integrated with Chilean degree students. During orientation in Chile, the resident director in Santiago will discuss these courses and the process for registering for them. IFSA-Butler students may take only one course taught in English. 

Housing & Meals:
Students live with families providing three meals per day and laundry service.

Budget Information:
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay housing directly to IFSA. Students will book and pay for their own flights.

Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December). 

Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay IFSA for room and board charges.

Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your IFSA program website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
chile snowscape with cecila tripoli
    For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 02/20/2025 07/10/2025

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