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Designed for students interested in business, economics, sociology, and political science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. NO Spanish required.

You'll begin in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the semester is held. Then, the group will travel to Peru for a week-long program, before moving to Santiago, Chile to complete the second half of the semester.

During this program you will learn about key emerging economies of Latin America, in addition to many other disciplines.


Area(s) of Study

  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • Environmental Science
  • International Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Spanish
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Latin American Studies
  • Undergraduate Studies

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students will select courses from business, history, Spanish, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, and international relations. All IES Abroad courses are taught in English, except for language courses.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Homestays - You have a furnished room in the home of a senora or family during your time in Buenos Aires and Santiago. In Buenos Aires and Santiago, your homestay hosts provides 2 meals a day.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app. fee, $19/wk intl. insurance, and a $600 affiliated studies registration fee to UT. Students pay an app. and program fee (tuition, housing) to IES minus a $2000 grant (long sem. only). See IES website for details. Federal fin. aid and scholarships apply for full-time status (6 summer/12 semester credits).


- Spring
  • Program: February 13, 2023 to May 26, 2023
  • Instructional: February 13, 2023 to May 26, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 15, 2022
- Fall
  • Program: August 29, 2023 to December 9, 2023
  • Instructional: August 30, 2023 to November 8, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: April 13, 2023
  • Final Deadline: April 13, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Sarah Survance

Additional Resources

Program Website
Tourism Info

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos: Explore: Education Abroad 101. Attend a live EA Q&A to ask questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! PC: Sarah Survance. Find advising videos, Q&A events at

Program information above is subject to change