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IFSA-Chilean Universities Program in Santiago


Program Location Santiago, Chile
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34002
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 02/23/17 to 07/14/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Chile Map


Overview
IFSA-Chilean Universities Program in Santiago

Chile is home to an extensive community of Europeans, but the traditions of the indigenous peoples are still visible. A semester in Chile provides a wonderful chance to see the remnants of the ancient Inca Empire and the continued influence of the Mapuche people, especially in the foothills of the mountains and in the southern plains. Chile's people are warm and welcoming.

Chile's capital, Santiago, with a population of about 5 million people, is a city of grand thoroughfares and plazas, lined with public buildings and churches and circled by parks. The city's attractions include the colorful Mercado Central, the historical center of Plaza de Armas, the pedestrian mall of Paseo Ahumada, and the late-colonial and block-filling Palacio de La Moneda - former mint, presidential residence and the site of Allende's last stand.

Chile has the distinction of being the longest and narrowest country on earth and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Andes on the east. Chile's many national parks are home to a variety of unusual animals, including the protected vicuña, flamingos, pelicans, otters, and sea lions. The southern tip of Chile plays host to large colonies of penguins.

The approximate dates for this program are Feb.-July or July-Dec.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.

Eligibility

IFSA-Chilean Universities Program in Santiago

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least four semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 5 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
All classes are taught in Spanish, however students are now able to take one business or economics course in English while on the Chilean Universities Program in Santiago.

Excursions

This program typically includes the following: 

Arrival and orientation

  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers
  • 10-day on-site orientation: Includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • Welcome meal
  • Transportation to host family

Day trips

  • Sewell and El Teniente Copper Mine
  • Isla Negra and Valparaíso
  • Sightseeing tour of Santiago

Excursions

  • 3-day trip to La Serena (spring semester)
  • 4-day trip to Golfo de Arauco (fall semester): Includes a visit to the towns of Cañete and Contulmo, boat trip on the Lago Lanalhue and a visit to a local Mapuche community

Housing
Housing is with a carefully selected host families, and the program fee includes three meals per day.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

"Program fee" includes tuition, 21 meals per week, 10-day orientation, academic advising services, excursions and daytrips, and more (see the IFSA website for details).

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$15,775.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$3,200.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Local Transportation$600.00
Visa$200.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Meals$2,200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,700.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
IFSA-Chilean Universities Program in Santiago

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin