Study Abroad in CHILE
Chilean Universities Program,Santiago
About the Program
Mix and match classes from among Latin America's top universities for business, history, sociology (and more) during the day, while taking in a vibrant modern art scene by night. Want to be part of the cafe culture while working on research: You'll find yourself at home in Santiago!
Santiago is the economic and cultural heart of Chile, comprised of 31 comunas, each of which is like a small city with its own personality, mayor and city council. Students will enjoy, beautiful parks and green spaces, theater and music, museums and festivals in this lovely city.
- Create your own academic focus by mixing-and-matching courses at the following universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
- Invaluable access to leading organizations, experts in your field of study, and academic resources, including archives of research
- Integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students
- All classes taught in Spanish by Argentine university professors
- Extensive volunteer opportunities with local NGOs and social service organizations
- Fieldwork experiences available for credit through specialized assignments
- Option to participate in IFSA's Exploring Community & Culture program
- Engage with the community through an excursion to Colonia and Uruguay
IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.
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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
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.
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.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322