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Dates:
07/21/2014 - 12/12/2014
Deadlines:
04/01/2014
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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2.75 Overall GPA
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02/24/2015 - 07/10/2015
Deadlines:
11/01/2014
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15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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11/01/2015
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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07/21/2014 - 07/10/2015
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

In Santiago, take time to savor life, ideas, art, everything around you! On CIEE’s Liberal Arts program, you’ll explore this exciting capital of Chile – known for its relaxed way of life – while pursuing courses taught in Spanish. A homestay with a Chilean family, volunteering activities, and an internship with a local business or organization will help your Spanish improve dramatically while you gain skills that will help you throughout college and into your chosen career.

Study abroad in Santiago and you'll:

  • Take a wide range of direct enrollment courses at three prestigious universities
  • Explore contemporary Chilean society and culture through innovative CIEE courses
  • Take two, long weekend study trips: one to the dramatic and visually stunning northern-most region of Chile, and the other to the country's indigenous and historic southern region
  • Enjoy cultural and educational activities such as Chilean movie nights, hikes in the Andes foothills, and an urban bike tour with Chilean student ambassadors
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Bowman Travel Grants
  • Bowman Travel Grants

    For students who want to pursue study abroad in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or Latin America, and who demonstrate financial based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships
  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships

    For students who want to pursue an intensive language program for one academic year in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Spain, or Taiwan

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In Santiago, you’ll take par t in a variety of CIEE area studies electives on Chilean society, language, and human rights. Plus, you’ll choose from direct enrolment offerings in disciplines including art, history, international relations, communications, philosophy, journalism, literature, and law.

Excursions

study abroad in Chile

One weekend, you’ll travel to northernmost Chile, where volcanic peaks shoot into the sky among deserts and green valleys. Another weekend, you’ll seek out Chile’s indigenous past in the country’s southern region. And don’t forget to explore close to home during Chilean movie nights, hikes in the Andes foothills, and an urban bike tour led by Chilean students. You might visit Pablo Neruda’s home, bike through historical neighborhoods, and get guided tours of local museums. During weekend study trips to Valparaiso and La Serena, you’ll hike, bike, visit vineyards, and rodeos.

Immersion

Want to give back to your host community and get to know the locals? Non-credit volunteer options are available, primarily in social service organizations and NGOs involved in social policy, community service, and education.

Depending on your area of study, we’ll connect you with an internship opportunity for the chance to gain valuable professional experience along with your classes. You might intern at a local municipality in central Chile. Or maybe you’d prefer something in finance, environmental development, or women’s rights? We can help you make it happen.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card, which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Fall 2014 (21 wks)
04/01/2014
07/21/2014
12/12/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$14,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, language partners, volunteer opportunities, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,512
Housing ***
$2,925
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$350
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees **
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

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Spring 2015 (19 wks)
11/01/2014
02/24/2015
07/10/2015
$14,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, language partners, volunteer opportunities, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,512
Housing ***
$2,925
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$350
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees **
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

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Spring 2016
11/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (51 wks)
04/01/2014
07/21/2014
07/10/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$28,200

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, language partners, volunteer opportunities, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$21,937
Housing ***
$5,850
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$700
Books & Supplies
$500
Visa Fees **
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,600
Expenses during break ***
$1,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break, which is approximately two months

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Calendar year 2015
11/01/2014
02/24/2015
TBA
$28,200

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, language partners, volunteer opportunities, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$21,937
Housing ***
$5,850
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$700
Books & Supplies
$500
Visa Fees **
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,600
Expenses during break ***
$350

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** calendar year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
  • Spanish language course within the past year recommended
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15–18 semester/22.5–27 quarter hours, and for the year is 30–36 semester/45–54 quarter hours.

CIEE course contact hours vary from 30–60 hours and recommended credit varies from 2–4 semester/3–6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated. University course contact hours vary and recommended credit is 3–4 semester/4.5–6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated. During the semester, all students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum equivalent of 15 semester/22.5 quarter hour credits.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

During the semester, study abroad students enroll in four to six courses, including one CIEE course and one Spanish language course. Students may also enroll in the CIEE elective course. The remaining coursework must be direct enrollment courses at any of the three Chilean universities.

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About the City

About The City

Chile is a long and narrow country, bordered on the east by the snow-capped Andes and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Santiago, 60 miles from the coast and the fifth largest city in South America, is home to over six million inhabitants. Visitors revel in its world-class cuisine, infectious energy, and exotic suburban parks. The capital city of Chile, Santiago, is both modern and dynamic, and the industrial, financial, and geographic center of Chile. It is the home of the regional headquarters for many national and multinational companies and organizations.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Patricio Varas Guerrero

Resident Director

Patricio Varas Guerrero, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. His Ph.D. focuses on models of discourse processing, based on corpus linguistics, to explain how different groups use language to reach their functional goals. He lived for ten years in Bogotá, Colombia, where he earned his M.Sc. in Development Planning and Administration, from Universidad de Los Andes. His practical experience has been in the fields of international development projects and public policy at governmental organizations in Chile and Colombia, as well as teaching courses in public policy analysis at Universidad de Los Andes.

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Chile con cerca de 16 millones de habitantes, posee paisajes diversos con fuertes contrastes. En la parte norte se encuentra el desierto más seco del mundo, junto a salares, enormes minas de cobre y una costa en el mar Pacífico llena de riquezas marinas. En la zona central, Chile tiene un conjunto de valles con un gran territorio agrícola, ganadero y vinícola, así como una costa con ciudades de mucha actividad turística y comercial como Viña del Mar y Valparaíso. Hacia su zona sur, Chile se expande a través de volcanes, lagos, una cordillera de Los Andes llena de nieve, así como ciudades intermedias ideales para conocer diferentes aspectos de la cultura chilena. En el sur se encuentran la vida cultural Mapuche y otras expresiones indígenas que hacen parte de la nación. Chile termina en el extremo sur, en la Patagonia, donde se encuentra la ciudad más austral del mundo. Cada lugar de Chile es una opción para la experiencia vital y el aprendizaje sobre un país emergente y lleno de secretos por descubrir.

— Patricio Varas Guerrero, Resident Director

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Claudia Correa

Student Service Coordinator

Claudia Correa is a Santiago de Chile native. She completed undergraduate studies in English and a postgraduate certificate in TESOL at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Claudia is in charge of student housing and cultural programming at the CIEE Study Center in Santiago.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Study abroad students can take courses at the following institutions: Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Universidad Diego Portales.

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

PUC is one of Chile's oldest universities and one of the most recognized educational institutions in the country. It was recently ranked the second best university in all of Latin America. PUC is an urban, multi- campus private university with partial public support.

Universidad de Chile

Founded in 1842, the Universidad de Chile is the country's preeminent public university with more than 23,000 undergraduate students and a faculty of 5,000. It is the largest and oldest institution of higher education in Chile and one of the oldest in the Americas. Known as "La Chile," it was recently ranked the fourth best university in all of Latin America. It offers a wide range of courses at 13 faculties located at campuses throughout Santiago. The university has produced some of the country's greatest luminaries, including two Nobel laureates (Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral) and 20 heads of state. The modern CIEE Study Center, located on the University campus, has student meeting and study areas, classrooms, a computer lab, and wireless access.

Universidad Diego Portales

The UDP was founded in 1982 and is one of the leading private universities in the nation. Adhering to high standards in teaching and research, the UDP now enrolls over 12,000 undergraduate students each year. CIEE students may take direct enrollment courses at the School for Social Sciences.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Chile

Housing, three meals per day, and laundry services are included in the study abroad program fee. Students are responsible for housing and meals during the breaks.

Students live in private Chilean homes. The homestay is essential to the student’s learning process and integration into life in Santiago. The opportunity to live with a Chilean family not only allows students to deconstruct stereotypes and observe real life in action, it also creates opportunities for dialogue about issues raised in their courses, and practicing their Spanish language skills.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Santiago even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

The five-day mandatory orientation session, conducted in Santiago at the beginning of the program, will introduce you to the city, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Santiago. In addition, a mid-semester workshop and a re-entry workshop held at the end of the semester are designed to assist you with cross-cultural adjustment and adaptation. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptop. All host families have Internet access in their homes. You will also have Internet access at computer labs, and be issued an email account at la Católica, la Chile, and UDP. In addition, there are Internet cafés throughout Santiago you can use.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

The study abroad program includes visits to sites of historic and cultural importance in Santiago and its environs. These activities, which vary each semester to take advantage of seasonal and current attractions, have included a tour of Santiago, visits to Pablo Neruda’s homes, bike tour of historical neighborhoods, guided tours of local museums, and visit to the memorial of the human rights victims of the 1973 coup. In addition, there are two weekend study trips each semester:

study abroad in Chile

Valparaíso from Sea to Sky. This field trip is a three-day excursion focused on the cultural, urban, historical, and economic features of the region of Valparaíso. It includes a visit to Pomaire village (famous for pottery artesania) and Pablo Neruda´s house in Isla Negra; a full urban "porteño" day in the city of Valparaíso, hiking the hills of the city and navigating along the bay; and exploring Viña del Mar. The final day starts in Sanchez de Loria, the oldest vineyard of the region; moves to San Esteban to attend a typical countryside rodeo show; and ends with a visit to Portillo, a top Los Andes high mountain setting in the frontier with Argentina.

La Serena: Punta de Choros and Humbolt Penhuin Natural Reserve is a four-day trip that includes Valle de Elqui, Ovalle, Valle Hurtado & the Petrified Forest of Pichascas, and the Mamalluca Observatory. It is a multisport trip with biking and trekking activities that offer the option to see parts of Chile at a different pace and with emphasis on the culture, people, history, and geological aspects of the country. It includes a guided-tour of the constellations of the southern hemisphere, and three site-specific lectures.

Volunteer Opportunities

Non-credit volunteer options are available, primarily in social service organizations and NGOs. You can volunteer with organizations involved in social policy, community service, and education.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

You'll take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Spanish at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Chilean society.

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Academics

Academics

Founded in 1992, the CIEE Study Center in Santiago provides a supportive environment for study abroad students to directly enroll in three of Chile’s top universities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, the program is suitable for undergraduate students from a variety of majors with strong Spanish language skills. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Academic Culture

Chilean universities convey knowledge through different strategies and methods; innovation, design, participation, memorization, and expositive lectures are all part of the in-class academic culture. In most classes, a great deal of emphasis is placed on note taking. It can take a while to learn how to study effectively in the Chilean system, especially in terms of acquiring reading material and understanding professors’ expectations. Chilean classmates are often an excellent source for help. Average class size is 20 to 30 students.

The atmosphere of the two host universities is quite distinct in terms of socio-demographic backgrounds of the student bodies, their political leanings, size of classes, and infrastructure. The opportunity to enroll in more than one Chilean university is quite unique and provides insight into the diversity of the Chilean educational system.

The first semester of the Chilean academic year begins in March and ends mid-July, and the second semester begins in mid-July and ends in mid-December. A yearlong program of study in Santiago can begin either during the North American fall (academic-year program) or spring (calendar-year program) semester. Academic year students who begin their study during the North American fall semester have a two-month break between semesters and are encouraged to travel in Latin America. There is a break of about two weeks between the spring and fall semesters for calendar year students. Students may also choose to spend a second semester at the CIEE Study Center in Valparaíso, Chile.

Nature of Classes

CIEE courses are with CIEE study abroad students only. Participants also enroll directly in host university courses and take classes with Chilean students.

Grading System

Assessment for the CIEE course is based on class participation and writing assignments. In regular university courses, students are treated the same as Chilean students. Final grades are usually determined by a combination of written and oral assignments and a final paper or examination. The Chilean grading scale goes from one to seven, with four being a passing grade. The CIEE Study Center office in Chile converts grades and credits to the U.S. system according to a standard scale.

Grades for Semester I (North American spring) should arrive on campus by late September, and grades for Semester II (North American fall) arrive by late March. Graduating seniors, or others concerned about the timing of receiving grades, need to take this into consideration when choosing this program.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

The CIEE courses are taught by local faculty with postgraduate degrees (M.Sc., M.A., and Ph.D.). All other courses are taught by faculty from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Diego Portales.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

CIEE Core Courses

LAST 3008 CSLC

Human Rights in Chile
This course addresses the recent history, current perspectives, and future challenges of human rights issues in Chile. Students approach and examine different perspectives of human rights interpretations, and the role of the Chilean state and judiciary in dealing with human rights violations that happened during the dictatorship period between 1973 and 1989. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

CIEE Language Course

SPAN 4001 CSLC

Advanced Spanish
This course is taught exclusively for CIEE students by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The course strives to achieve three main objectives: 1) spoken and written communicative practice and performance in Spanish; 2) advanced grammar and lexical Spanish patterns; and 3) intermediate academic written discourse production. Contact hours: 45 in class and 15 tutoring. Total: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

CIEE Elective Course

CLST 3001 CSLC

Seminar on Living and Learning in Santiago
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Santiago is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Chileans are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Chile. Contact hours: 25. Recommended credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

University Courses

All course selections are made in consultation with the CIEE resident director and a designated staff person from each Chilean university. Not all courses are available every semester. The reality of the academic system in Chile is such that course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during the first two weeks of the program in Santiago. Although a limited offering of English-taught courses is offered, CIEE participants must not enroll in these courses due to our goal of complete language immersion. The following list is a representative sampling of courses available at the sponsoring universities. Students may enroll in any course for which they meet the prerequisites. In addition to the courses listed below, the host institutions offer a wide range of courses in many disciplines, including agronomy, architecture, biology, business administration, chemistry, cinema, dance, economics, engineering, environmental studies, fine arts, foreign languages, geography, international relations, law, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, public health, public policy, sociology, theater, and zoology.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Courses

Art
Advanced Engraving, Art in Chile, Basic Drawing, Latin American Painting, Metal Engraving

Geography
Cartography, Chilean Geography I and II, Cultural Geography, Environmental Geography, Introduction to Geography, Political Geography, Rural Development, Urban Planning

History
American National I and II, Ancient History, Chile 1964–2000, Contemporary History, Discovery and Conquest, Economic History, Europe in the 19th Century, Hispanic Chile, National Chile I and II, Pre-Columbian Cultures

International Relations and Political Science
Chilean Foreign Policy, Chilean Political Parties, Contemporary International Politics, Elements of Political Science, Fundamentals of Political Theory, Re-Democratization Processes in Latin America, Representation and Electoral Systems

Journalism and Communications
Contemporary History, Economic Journalism, Investigations, Journalistic Photography, Television Journalism, Visual Communication

Linguistics and Literature
Aesthetics of Neruda’s Poetry, Ancient Literature, Chilean and Hispano-American Narratives, Chilean and Hispano-American Poetry, Chilean and Hispano-American Theater, Contemporary Chilean Theater, General Medieval and Classical Literature, Hispano-American Literary Texts, Introduction to Linguistics of Text, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Nobel Prizes of Latin American Literature, Representation of Women in the Works of Maria Luisa Bombal, Marcela Serrano, and Manuel Puig, Spanish Classical Literature, Spanish Writing Workshop

Philosophy
Kant, Logic, Ethics, and Contemporary Philosophical Texts, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, San Agustin’s Selected Writings

Psychology
Community Psychology, Culture and Society in Latin America, Human Relations, Introduction to the Psychology of Jung, Principles of Learning in Adults, Psychology of the Chilean Adolescent

Sociology
Art and Religion, Biblical Initiation, Fundamental Principles of Christian Morality, History of the Ancient Church, History of the Church in Chile, Religious Psychology, Religious Sociology, Religious Studies, Synoptic Gospels and Apostolic Missions, The Person of Christ

Universidad de Chile Courses

Anthropology and Archaeology
Andean Culture, Anthropology of Development, Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Poverty, The Cultural Formation of Latin America, Folklore as Culture, Gender and Society, Judaism: Religion and Culture, Latin American Thought, Mapuche Culture, Rapa Nui Culture, Rural Anthropology, Sociological Theory and Structure in Chile, Urban Anthropology, Women in Latin American Society

Art
Art History, Drawing, History and Analysis of Music of the 20th Century, Introduction to Art, Photography, Pottery

Geography
Geography of Chile-16th to 19th Centuries, Physical Geography-Climatology and Meteorology, Political Geography, Regional Geography of America, Social and Administrative Geography

History
Ancient History: Roman Empire, Chilean Political Parties, Chilean-Peruvian Relations, History of America: 17th Century, History of America: USA 1860–1920, History of Chile: 18th and 19th Centuries, Indigenous America, Introduction to History, Modern History: 17th and 18th Centuries, Pre-Hispanic History of America and of Chile, Revolutions and Social Movements in the 20th Century

International Relations and Political Science
Chilean Public Administration, Contemporary International Conflicts, Government and Public Administration, Latin American Politics, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Political Ethics, Political Parties: Theory and Practice, U.S.-Latin American Relations

Journalism
Comparative National and International Press, Contemporary History and Geography, Contemporary Latin American Art and Literature, Film: Cinematographic Analysis, International Relations, Latin American Communication and Thought

Law
Chilean Institutional History: 16th-18th Century, Indigenous Legislation In Chile, International Public Law

Linguistics and Literature
Contemporary Chilean Literature, Contemporary European Literature, Contemporary Hispanic American Literature, Contemporary Hispanic American Novel, Contemporary Spanish Literature, Don Quixote, Ethnic and Psycholinguistics, Hispanic American Narrative of the 1980s, History of the Spanish Language, Literary Theory, Medieval Literature, Medieval Women Writers, Modern Hispanic American Literature, Modern Spanish Literature

Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy, Esthetics, Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge

Sociology
History of Social Thought, Human Rights, Introduction to Marxist Thought, Organizational Sociology, Political Sociology, Social History of Chile, Social History of Latin America, Social Theory in Latin America, Sociology

Universidad Diego Portales

History
American History I, American History II, American History III, Historical Writing, History of Chile I, History of Chile II, History of Chile III, Pre-Columbian Cultures, Research Seminar: America I, Research Seminar: America II, Research Seminar: Chile I, Research Seminar: Chile II, Sociocultural Anthropology

Political Science
Chile and the International System, Contemporary Political Theory, International Relations in Latin America, International System and Institutions, Modern Political Theory, Political and Economic Development of Chile, Political and Economic Development in Latin America

Sociology
Family, Gender, and Society, Political Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Processes I: Americas, Social Processes II: Chile, Social Psychology, Sociology of Consumption, Sociology of the Media, Urban Sociology

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