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Program Overview

Program Overview

Begin your study of the Spanish language and gain real-world business experience in the beautiful and modern metropolis of Santiago! You’ll take courses – taught in English – with professors from some of the top Chilean business universities. See the concepts you learn in class come to life in the real world during site visits to local Chilean businesses. And try out your Spanish during a Communicative Spanish course, a homestay with a local family, and fun cultural activities with your peers.

Study abroad in Santiago and you’ll:

  • Visit large and small Chilean companies in different markets
  • Spend a long weekend exploring northern Chile
  • Live with a family in Santiago
  • Go on a bike tour through modern and traditional Santiago districts
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Study business, management, economic policies, Chilean history and economics, Latin American studies, marketing, and more during courses taught by professors – well-known academic scholars in business and economics – from Chile’s top three business schools. Each course also includes field trips related to the topic, combining experiential experiences with theory.

Excursions

In Santiago, you’ll visit to the Gabriela Mistral National Cultural Center, go on a bike tour along the Mapocho River, experience an evening theater performance in the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, and attend a “wine and verses tasting” at the Pablo Neruda House. During this program, you’ll also go on a three-night trip to a desert town in northern Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, where you’ll interact with local community members, star gaze, go biking, tour the amazing Atacama salt flat, and see flamingos, volcanoes, geysers, alpacas, and lamas.

Site Visits

Get a real-world look at business in Chile during visits to companies of different sizes and representing various market areas, from small and medium-sized local companies to large international corporations. You’ll analyze and learn from the experience of how Santiago has urbanized and adapted for business use.

Immersion

You don’t have to have any Spanish experience – that will come while you’re here! In addition to your business course, you can take Communicative Spanish for a primer on Spanish language for everyday life in Chile. You’ll put your lessons to work immediately as you live with a local family in Santiago.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I, II 2017 (8 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,383
Housing ***
$1,500
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees
$320
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,000
Personal expenses
$800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (12 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$12,050

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,333
Housing ***
$2,250
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,350
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$320
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,000
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,383
Housing ***
$1,500
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees
$320
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,000
Personal expenses
$800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
06/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Credit for academic content area courses is 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours per session, and students may also choose to take an optional Communicative Spanish Language course for 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours in addition to the academic content area course in any one session. Students may participate in one, two, or three sessions.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students enroll in one academic content area course per session and can choose to enroll in the optional Communicative Spanish Language course.

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About the City

About The City

Santiago is a modern, thriving Latin American metropolis of 6.5 million inhabitants. With a business-intensive atmosphere in the open Chilean economy, Santiago offers the experience of free market activity based on solid corporations that populate contemporary neighborhoods such as Vitacura, Ciudad Empresarial, the downtown district, and Providencia center. The city enjoys a high quality subway and bus transportation network, offering an efficient way to travel around the various neighborhoods.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Patricio Varas Guerrero

Center Director

Patricio Varas Guerrero, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. His Ph.D. focuses on models of discourse processing, based on corpus linguistics, to explain how different groups use language to reach their functional goals. He lived for ten years in Bogotá, Colombia, where he earned his M.Sc. in Development Planning and Administration, from Universidad de Los Andes. His practical experience has been in the fields of international development projects and public policy at governmental organizations in Chile and Colombia, as well as teaching courses in public policy analysis at Universidad de Los Andes.

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Santiago de Chile is one of Latin America’s most modern and dynamic cities. Along with being a cosmopolitan business center, Santiago represents the great variety that can be found in Chilean culture, from the arts, economic development, and political history to the diverse entertainment and recreational experiences. In 1981, Chile entered an economic crisis but recovered quickly and, since then, has built a strong financial sector.

Chile has 16 million inhabitants, and a landscape with sharp contrasts. In the north is the world’s driest desert – the Atacama – with salt flats, copper mines, and a long, coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Central Chile has a number of valleys with productive agricultural land, plus coastal tourism in Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Chile extends southwards through volcanoes, alpine lakes, the Andes mountain range, and medium-sized cities that reflect different aspects of Chilean culture, in particular that of the indigenous Mapuche. Chile ends in picturesque Patagonia, where the southernmost city in the world can be found on Cape Horn. Each part of Chile represents an option for new experiences and discoveries, and learning about a country with a rapidly developing economy, a rich history, and a wealth of secrets to discover. I look forward to sharing Chile with you.

Patricio Varas Guerrero, Resident Director

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Claudia Correa

Student Service Coordinator

Claudia Correa is the Student Services Coordinator and a Santiago de Chile native. She completed undergraduate studies in English and a postgraduate certificate in TESOL at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Claudia is in charge of student housing and cultural programming at the CIEE Study Center in Santiago

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Alejandra Herrera

Academic Coordinator

Alejandra Herrera has been the Academic Coordinator since 2013. She is originally from San Felipe de Aconcagua in the 5th Region. She obtained her MA in Curriculum Development and Educational Project Design at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile. She also completed her BA in English Language Teaching and Literature, at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, and participated in a study abroad semester in Melbourne, Australia. Alejandra guides and advices students in all academic matters throughout their semester in Santiago, Chile.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center, conveniently located in downtown Santiago, is equipped with Wi-Fi and has classrooms, a computer lab, and a comfortable common space for faculty, staff, and students. All courses are taught, in English, by professors drawn from the top three business schools in Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Universidad de Chile; and Universidad Diego Portales. Courses may be offered in the following areas of study: business and management; economic policies, Chilean history; Chilean literature; economics; Latin American studies; marketing; and political science.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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, laundry services, and share three meals per day with their host families.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Santiago even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

A two-day mandatory orientation session, conducted in Santiago at the beginning of the program, will introduce you to the city, culture and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Santiago. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

Students are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. The CIEE Study Center is equipped with free wireless Internet as are many local restaurants and cafés. All homestay families also provide Wi-Fi access.

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Culture

Culture

This program includes a three-night excursion to San Pedro de Atacama, a desert town in northern Chile. The excursion includes interacting with local community members, star gazing, a bicycle trip, and a visit to the Atacama salt flat, a sanctuary for flamingos.

In the city of Santiago, this program also includes a variety of local cultural activities, including a visit to the Gabriela Mistral National Cultural Center, a bike tour along the Mapocho River, an evening theater performance in the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, and a visit to Pablo Neruda’s museum-house for “wine and verses tasting.”

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

Students take courses in English taught by well-known academic scholars in business and economics from the top three business schools in Santiago, all of which are CIEE host institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Universidad de Chile; and Universidad Diego Portales.

Nature of Classes

Classes meet every day, Monday through Thursday, and some Fridays according to the specific academic program. Students should expect to have daily homework assignments as well as weekly rough drafts of the final paper and oral presentation in English. Most courses combine lectures with local field trips and excursions to help students gain a better understanding of the culture and use their language skills with residents.

Grading System

CIEE courses use the following grading scale: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D and F.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty from the most prestigious universities in Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Universidad de Chile; and Universidad Diego Portales.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Session I

MGMT 3001 SACH

Innovation Management in Chile
It has been a common criticism that developing countries or new emerging economies do not produce real innovation but rather import it from developed economies. Nevertheless, there is local evidence in Chile that efforts towards innovation in the wine, agriculture, mining and service sectors are yielding impressive results. This course challenges current theories that claim that Latin American markets suffer from a lack of innovation, and analyzes new management practices in Chile as well as Chilean innovation policies. Visits to local companies in and outside of Santiago and meetings with their managers will complement the material presented in class.

Communicative Spanish Language
This one-credit course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

Session II

BUSI 3001 SACH / LAST 3001 SACH

The Chilean Wine Industry and Principles of Enology
This course is designed to help students learn to appreciate the process of wine production, commercial wine strategies and wine tasting. It will cover the birth of the Chilean wine industry and entry into the international wine market, production and consumption, and a cultural introduction to the local traditions around wineries. The course includes site visits to wineries.

Communicative Spanish Language
This one-credit course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

Session III

BUSI 3002 SACH

Multinational Corporations in Latin America: The Retail Sector
Multinationals from emerging markets in Latin America have become more important over the last decades. Most business students are not aware of these companies as they have yet to be included in business economics textbooks as interesting case studies to analyze. This course aims to fill this gap by giving students an insight into who these multinationals are, how they have managed to succeed, and what can be learned from them. This course includes a visit to the corporate headquarters of one such multinational – the Falabella group in Santiago. During this visit, students will gain firsthand insights from executives and managers about the variety of companies in their holding group (department and home improvement stores, travel agencies, insurance companies, and banks).

Communicative Spanish Language
This one-credit course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

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