Santiago, Chile

January in Santiago

Program Resuming Jan '23
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Overview

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Surrounded by the towering Andes mountains, this program invites students of all majors to immerse themselves in Chilean culture and explore how the global environment is affecting local sustainability efforts. Classes are taught at CIEE Santiago, in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Discover

    Chile through engaging cultural activities, urban 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 Human Rights Museum.

  • vineyards in Santiago region

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  • first-division soccer fields in the city

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  • Subway lines connect the most modern city in Latin America

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Location & Culture

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Santiago de Chile has been a major contributor to Latin America’s economic and social rights advancement, and a regional center for political and economic stability being a hub for many multinationals and large corporations 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, World Heritage buildings, Pablo Neruda`s house “La Chascona”, and the business district locally known as “Sanhattan”,  among others. 

 

Excursions & Activities

  • Participate on day trips that will guide you to discover Chile's diverse geography and natural richness. Enjoy the possibility to be within an hour’s ride of the stunning coast of Viña del Mar or indulge your artistic interests by visiting the picturesque hills of Valparaiso and taking a boat ride in the port to witness the beauty of Valparaiso`s architectural wonder.
  • Explore Chile's rich history and impressive art with cultural activities including visits to museums, craft fairs, historic neighborhoods, and theater districts, and walking tours in the varied neighborhoods recognized as landmarks of the city of Santiago.
  • Attend a Chilean folklore workshop led by local dancers to learn about the main folk expressions from the main regions in Chile, their cultural heritage and traditional outfits.    
  • Chile is known worldwide for its wine; visit a vineyard and learn about the wine industry and exporting business.
  • Eat authentic Chilean dishes like pebre, Chilean hot dog, pastel de choclo, sopaipillas, Chilean tea time “once”, torta de mil hoja (a thousand leaves cake) among others in picturesque restaurants, bistros, and cafés around Santiago.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Homestay: Students enjoy a single room,  laundry once a week, and WiFi – all provided by a host family who are happy to help you practice your Spanish. Students benefit from the proximity to subway stations, coffee shops, convenience stores, ATMs available in metro stations, restaurants and connection to the city of Santiago by public transportation.

  • Meals

    Local home family stays include two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.  Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules.  Students are responsible for the remaining meal, either preparing them at home or eating in one of many restaurants and cafés throughout the city.

Santiago, Chile

Where You'll Study

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    Palacio de La Moneda

     

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    Costanera Tower

     

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    Cerro San Cristobal and Plaza de Armas

     

Academics

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Academics

During the January in Santiago program, all students take the required course (3 credits), in areas like social studies, sustainability, economics or human rights. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All students take the required CIEE course.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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.

Class Format

Courses are taught to CIEE students only.  Courses are taught Monday-Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas. We do not know where we are going to have the office nor if it will have classrooms

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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

  

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & 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.

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

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