Santiago, Chile

Global Internship

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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 13 – Nov 17, 2018 (14 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Spend your semester taking courses then interning full-time in Santiago de Chile, one of the most modern cities in Latin America, with booming green industry and startup sectors and a large, dynamic financial district. A big urban metropolis surrounded by nature, Santiago is ideal for adventure sports and cultural activities such as exploring the markets, restaurants, museums and concert halls.

Unique Experiences

  • Work in one of the largest cities in the Americas

    home to many international companies that choose it as their South American hub

  • Learn from a "smart city"

    at the forefront of the most innovative, developed renewable energy initiatives in Latin America

  • Live in a modern metropolis

    with the second largest railway in South America, Metro de Santiago, which will be the first in the world to run mostly on solar energy

  • Ft tall Great Santiago Tower in the city’s financial district

    984
  • passengers daily on the metro de Santiago subway

    2M
  • Urban Cycling paths

    236Km

Location & Culture

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With more than 7 million people, Santiago is the most populated city of Chile with a rich cultural identity mixed with other Latin American cultures. Santiago is considered one of the "smartest” cities in Latin America due to its achievements in sustainable development. It is also the first place in the region to invest heavily in renewable energies and innovation. 

The capital of Chile is close to international ski resorts in the Andes mountains, vineyards in Maipo valley, large parks, natural reserves and the beaches of the central coast extending to Viña del Mar, Valparaíso and Algarrobo.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore history and the arts with trips to museums, craft fairs, and historic neighborhoods recognized for being the “birthplace” of great poets such as Pablo Neruda
  • Experience the beauty of the Andes mountain range with trekking activities in Cajón del Maipo
  • Dive into the culture of Isla Negra and feel the adrenaline from the Concon sand dunes
  • Visit green vineyards and learn why wine exportation is one of the great economic engines of the count

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of Santiago through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    All students live with CIEE homestay families to maximize the cultural immersion experience. Although families can communicate in English, they foster communication in Spanish all the time to motivate language learning. Students have a private room and laundry services.

  • Meals

    Homestays include three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), a room with a desk, wifi, laundry at home, and a copy of the house keys.

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What you need to know

The program details

 As a global intern in Santiago, you will work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Santiago complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This semester length program includes 6-weeks of academic coursework and an 8-week full-time internship and seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. 

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system. Language courses include 60 contact hours for 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. The second part of the program includes an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter hours. In addition, students have the option to enroll in one additional CIEE elective course. Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week (200-240 hours total) engaged in internship project work.

  • Grading

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • Academic Culture

    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students participating in the Santiago Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program, and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

  • Program Requirements

    Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. The seminar and the internship are both required components of the program. Note: Students should understand that a background in Spanish will expand the potential range of available internships in Santiago. 

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 12-15 semester/18-22.5 quarter hours.

Curriculum

Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:

  • Two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system
  • Eight-week full-time internship with an integrated academic seminar
  • Optional: one additional CIEE elective course

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.

FALL 2018

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Courses offered in Santiago are listed below; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours; 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted in the syllabus. Spanish language courses (except Survival Spanish) are 60 contact hours; 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits. 

The 8-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 internship hours) with a hybrid integrated academic seminar includes 30 contact hours for 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

WEEKS 1 - 6

Students enroll in two of the following three-credit 6-week courses offered through the Open Campus program in Weeks 1 – 6 (Block I), and also have the option once on-site to enroll in the non-credit Survival Spanish class.

“GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

WEEKS 7 - 14

All students enroll in the 8-week CIEE Global Internship with integrated online academic seminar and have the option to add one elective course.

REQUIRED CIEE INTERNSHIP COURSE

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

Students can add the following course:

  • (GI) COMM 3301 STCH: Intercultural Communication and Leadership

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Pre-departure online orientation and optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 14 weeks Aug 13, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
$12,851
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $8,897

Housing = $3,487 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,851

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $360

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $450

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $50

Personal expenses = $506

Total Estimated Costs = $2,716

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** Does not include a meal plan

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

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