Santiago, Chile

Summer in Santiago

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Information for term Summer in Santiago

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jun 24, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 5, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Aug 5, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Spend six weeks of your summer (or up to 12) studying abroad in Santiago, Chile's urban and vibrant capital city! Nestled in a bowl-shaped valley encircled by the towering Andes and the Cordillera de la Costa mountain range, Santiago provides exciting weekend outdoor adventures, such as hikes, skiing, or, in September, traditional kite-flying. This diverse, lively city alone hosts roughly half of the total population of Chile and is brimming with rich historical, social, economic, and cultural experiences.

When class is in session at CIEE Santiago, you'll take courses in a wide range of subject areas in the city's downtown area, blocks away from La Moneda Palace, the seat of Chile's president. Outside the classroom, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the city's storied culture, exciting sports, diverse entertainment, and plenty of outdoor activities. This exciting summer program invites you to discover all Santiago has to offer firsthand! 
  
BUILD YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE  
Designed for students who require a flexible summer abroad, CIEE's Summer Open Campus Block program was thoughtfully structured to be completely customizable. Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Choose from Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Yucatan.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • Experience

    classic Chilean cuisine via the “picadas” route – with stops at small eateries around the city.

  • Discover

    the economic potential of Chile by visiting a nearby vineyard and learning about wine production and export strategy.

  • Spend

    the morning hiking through the Andes and the afternoon enjoying the beaches at Viña del Mar and Valparaíso.

  • STATIONS THAT MAKEUP SANTIAGO’S SEVEN-LINE SUBWAY SYSTEM

    136
  • HIGHEST ACTIVE VOLCANO IN THE WORLD - OJOS DEL SALADO

    1
  • WINERIES IN CHILE, THE FIFTH LARGEST EXPORTER OF WINE IN THE WORLD

    100+

Location & Culture

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 Santiago is the capital of and largest city in Chile, as well as one of the largest cities in Latin America. Situated in the country’s central valley, Santiago hosts more than seven million residents. Downtown Santiago features 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding side streets dotted by art deco and neo-gothic architecture. The cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by beautiful parks like Parque Forestal and Parque de las Esculturas. From most points in the city, views of the magnificent Andes can be enjoyed. 

The Culture

Excursions & Activities

All programs feature activities  uniquely designed to complement your academic coursework.  These may include: 

  • Exploring the city with CIEE-trained guides and staff to discover the culture and history of Santiago de Chile and its surroundings.  
  • Discovering Santiago’s neighborhoods and getting insider tips through CIEE-organized activities with cultural ambassadors.  
  • Visiting a natural reservation, like Cajón del Maipo, located merely 45 minutes from Santiago de Chile, and considering its contrasts with urban life.  
  • Seeing firsthand where Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize winner, lived and worked in Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso.  
  • Discovering the Open Sky Museum of San Miguel, with more than 5,000 square meters of outdoor graffiti and murals.  
  • An excursion outside the city to a vineyard and seeing why Chile is renowned as a top wine exporter. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    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.   

    Your host family provides a single room with a desk, laundry once a week, Wi-Fi, and a copy of the house keys. You may have a single placement in a host family home or with another CIEE student in a double placement. Homestays are carefully selected to be close to subway stations, coffee shops, convenience stores, ATMs available in metro stations, restaurants, and connections to the city of Santiago by public transportation. 

  • MEALS

    Local home family stays 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. 

Santiago, Chile

Where You'll Study

  • A

    San Cristobal Hill

    The peak is the second highest point in the city, after Cerro Renca, and was named by the Spanish conquistadors for St. Christopher, in recognition of its use as a landmark.

  • B

    Plaza de Armas Square

    The Plaza de Armas is the main square of Santiago. It is the centerpiece of the initial layout of Santiago.

  • C

    Barrio Lastarria

    A historical neighborhood in the center of Santiago. Now a popular tourist hub, and a center for cultural activity, with cinemas, theaters, museums, restaurants, and bars.

Academics

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Academics

Students take two credit-bearing courses each block of attendance. Students can also enroll in an optional Survival Spanish course (non-credit) during a single block. 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 must enroll in two credit-bearing CIEE courses per block. 

PROGRAM CREDIT

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits 
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours 
  • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 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

Each course is a full semester in content, covered in a six-week block, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session and plan trips for the weekends in-between blocks. 

Class Format

Courses are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday and meet two, three, or four times per week. Attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online with our learning management system, Canvas.   

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded based on 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. 

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 and/or Spanish 

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

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list is subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations. 

Language Classes 

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory language course will be required to take a language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes. Students can also enroll in an optional Survival Spanish course (non-credit) during a single block.

Summer 2023 CIEE Courses

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Summer Block I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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

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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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Block I 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 24, 2023
$4,950
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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 = $3,553 *

Housing = $900 **

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,950

Financial Aid

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.

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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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

** includes all meals

Summer Blocks I, II 2023 12 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$9,900
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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.

Educational Costs = $9,000 *

Housing = $900 **

Total Fees = $9,900

Financial Aid

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.

See Scholarships

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

** includes all meals

Summer Block II 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Jun 26, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$4,950
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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.

Educational Costs = $4,950 *

Total Fees = $4,950

Financial Aid

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.

See Scholarships

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

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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

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Get Started

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