Santiago, Chile

January in Santiago

Sustainability and the Anthropocene
Click to scroll down and read more

Information for term January in Santiago

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


Click to Open

The metropolis of Santiago is South America’s sixth-largest city, with a population of six million people. The city is surrounded by the towering Andes mountains, always in view. In Santiago, you will enjoy world-class cuisine, neoclassical architecture, exotic parks, and a bustling urban environment.

Experience January in Santiago and enjoy Chile’s summer season with this intensive study abroad program. 

Unique Experiences

  • Discover

    Chile through engaging activities like film nights, urban bike tours with Santiago student ambassadors, and hikes in the Andes foothills.

  • Live

    with a Chilean family, the place where students learn the real language, deep values and delicious cuisine given by a “cariñosa” host family.

  • Explore

    Santiago’s many world-class museums such as, the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, or the Memory Museum.

  • vineyards in Santiago region

  • first-division soccer fields in the city

  • Subway lines connect the most modern city in Latin America


Location & Culture

Click to Open

Santiago de Chile has been a major contributor to Latin America’s economic and social progress, and a regional foundation for political and economic stability. Santiago de Chile is ringed by the lofty Cordillera de Los Andes, and is marked by traditional institutions such as the Palacio de La Moneda, Costanera Center, among others.   

Excursions & Activities

  • Participate on daytrips that will guide you to discover Chile's geography and natural richness.
  • Explore history and the arts of Chile with weekly cultural activities including visits to museums, craft fairs, and historic neighborhoods recognized as landmarks of the city of Santiago.
  • Attend a Chilean folklore workshop.
  • Visit a vineyard and learn about the wine exporting business.
  • Attend a lecture on Santiago’ Stock Exchange, as well as other markets and local economies.

Daily Life

Click to Open
  • Housing

    Homestay: Students enjoy a single room, two meals a day, laundry once a week, and WiFi – all provided by a host family who are happy to help you practice your Spanish.

  • Meals

    Two meals a day provided.

Santiago, Chile

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Palacio de La Moneda


  • B

    Costanera Tower


  • C

    Cerro San Cristobal and Plaza de Armas


Like what you're seeing so far?

request more information

Program Details

Click to Open

What you need to know

The program details

This unique study abroad experience invites students to explore the dynamics of this Latin American nation and its culture. The course is taught in English by CIEE faculty.

January in Santiago program allows you to focus on one course in a three-week session with integrated and optional opportunities to explore Santiago society and culture. CIEE helps you get the most out of your stay even before you leave home. Predeparture advising from your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor is followed by extensive onsite introductions to Santiago de Chile culture and habits, and health and safety information.

This program focuses on Environmental and Sustainability issues of Chile, exploring the relationship between and challenges of globalization, culture and societal change, political conflict, ecological economics, global environmental issues, and development and ecological design.


Click to Open


  • Class Format

    Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday-Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

  • Grading

    Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

  • Academic Culture

    The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Santiago when classes are in session.


  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45

All students take the required course, Sustainability and the Anthropocene. 

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.


Click to Open

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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

See more scholarship info

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Click to Open

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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Santiago society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020

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.

Looking for funding?

Our Staff

Click to Open

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

    Apply Now
  • 2

    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

  • 3

    Contact an Advisor

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.