Summer Global Internship
Work in one of the largest cities in the Americas
Home to many global corporations and international companies that choose Chile as their regional headquarters, Santiago has become a start-up and entrepreneurship hub of southern hemisphere countries.
Learn from a "smart city"
at the forefront of the most innovative and developed renewable energy initiatives in Latin America.
Live in a modern metropolis
with the second largest railway in South America, Santiago’s subway is working to become the first in the world to run mostly on solar energy.
see the Andes from Santiago's Tower in the financial district
daily passengers on Santiago's subway
miles of urban cycling paths
With over 7 million residents, Santiago is the most populated city in Chile, with a rich cultural identity mixed with other Latin American and European cultures. Santiago is considered one of the "smartest” cities in Latin America due to its achievements in sustainable development, leading in renewable energies and innovation investments in the region.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a 40-minute drive away from international ski resorts in the Andes mountains, one hour away from vineyards in Maipo and Central valley, with large parks, natural reserves, and a two-hour drive to the beaches of the central Pacific coast extending to Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, and Algarrobo where surfing and other water sports can be practiced.
CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Santiago.
Excursions & Activities
- Attend weekly lectures and guided tours of important companies to better understand the works of both entrepreneurs and big international companies from different business areas.
- Experience the beauty of the Andes Mountains with optional trekking activities in Cajón del Maipo and other places within the city.
- Explore the history and the arts of Chile with cultural activities including a tour of the city's landmarks and visits to museums.
- Visit green vineyards and learn about Chile’s wine exportation industry and why it is one of the great economic engines of the country.
- Further develop your multicultural skills, highly valued in today’s professional environment, being an international intern in the regional business hub of South America and the most vibrant economy of Latin America in Santiago, Chile..
- Prepare yourself and learn outside of classroom and work through site visits to corporations and small companies, participating in industry networking events, and expanding your knowledge through lectures by expert guest speakers.
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship in a guided environment to reflect on the professional and cultural exposure.
Housing & Meals
Homestays: All students live with CIEE homestay families. Living with a Chilean family is your ticket to integration into life in Santiago de Chile as it provides an excellent opportunity for immersion into the local culture. Although families may be able to communicate in English, they foster communication in Spanish to motivate language learning.
You may be placed in a host family with or without another CIEE student. You will be provided with a single room, laundry once a week, Wi-Fi, and a copy of the house keys. You will be close to subway stations and public transportation, coffee shops, convenience stores, ATMs — also available in metro stations — restaurants, and other amenities to support your social life.
Homestays include two meals per day. Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules. Students are responsible for the remaining meal, either preparing it at home or eating in one of many restaurants and cafés throughout the city. Students who are staying for a full year are responsible for their meals during breaks between semesters.
As a global intern in Santiago, you’ll be assigned in a non-paying position within a wide range of business aligned with your interests to help you boost your employability and future job performance. Co-curricular and cultural activities in and around Santiago complement your coursework and will immerse you in the history and culture of the Chilean people.
This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic 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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers 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:
- Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.
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.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks||Start Date||End Date||Fees & Housing $7,450|
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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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 protection with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300
Educational Costs = $4,453
Housing = $2,500
Insurance = $197Total Fees = $7,450
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 = $448†
International Airfare = $1,300††
Local Transportation = $50
Books & Supplies = $10
Personal expenses = $160
Other = $100Total Costs = $2,068
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
†For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $272 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.
††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
24/7 emergency on-site support
Interim Regional Director of Operations for Latin America
Alejandra is a passionate and experienced educator in higher education in Chile with more than 10 years in the field of International Education.
Maria Paz holds a degree in English from Universidad de Chile where she had the opportunity to spend a year abroad in the United States, which was a life-changing decision...
Natalia Castro holds a BA in English Language and a Minor in International Business. Natalia has been part of CIEE Santiago and Valparaiso Centers an experienced facilitator of cultural activities...
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