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The capital of Chile, with a population of 8 million, Santiago is the economic and cultural heart of Chile and a great destination for a study abroad experience. Beautifully landscaped parks add green space to the city, which also enjoys delightfully mild temperatures and dry weather. Santiago offers all the cultural and entertainment possibilities of a metropolis but also is a convenient gateway for area beaches, mountains and outdoor adventure.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - 1)Students choose courses from as many as three Santiago universities (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales), 2) Classes are taught in Spanish by Chilean instructors, 3)All university classes are integrated with degree-seeking students, 4)Optional Directed Research Project available worth six credits. Apply to IFSA Chile by September 15 and get $500 flight voucher.


Area(s) of Study

  • Advertising
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • International Business
  • Natural Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Philosophy
  • Art History
  • European Studies
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Finance
  • Latin American Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Geological Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Civil Engineering
  • Government
  • Management
  • Science
  • Communication
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Social Work
  • Communication Studies
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Computer Science
  • Iberian And Latin American Lan
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Economics
  • Indigenous Languages Of Latin
  • Music

Sponsored by IFSA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

All students take one mandatory Advanced Spanish course designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students.Remaining classes are taken from three top universities: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales. All university classes are integrated with degree-seeking students.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - No



Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

There are several scholarships available:- $10,000 in IFSA scholarships awarded to students studying in Latin America annually - $20,000 in UT Latin America scholarships awarded annually - International Education Fee Scholarship - $1000 scholarships for LAS majors or LAS (IRG) students.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 24, 2020 to July 11, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Fall
  • August 1, 2020 to December 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Peer Evaluations
Program Dates
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change