Chile

Chile

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Chile for our students.

Arica

Academic Program

Students take a set program with interdisciplinary seminars in public health and traditional medicine, a research methods and ethics course, Spanish for the health sciences and an independent study project on a topic of the student's choice, related to the program theme.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Emily Wiley, Professor Kersey Black
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, language and culture
  • Eligibility: Coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields; completion of Spanish 44. Scripps requires a 9.0 GPA, students who meet the SIT requirement of 8.25 may petition.
  • Size of the student body: The SIT cohort are typically juniors from other US liberal arts colleges and research universities.
  • Number of program participants: Typically 25-30 students

Living Arrangements

Students have an eight week homestay with families in Arica. During the independent study period, students may be able to live with indigenous families in Putre or Temuco if appropriate to their topic. Other housing includes hostels, private homes or small hotels.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid December
  • Spring: Late February to early June

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Brazil and the United States.

Santiago

Academic Program

Students attend classes at the Universidad de Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, or the Universidad Diego Portales. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and research. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientations and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, letters, advanced Spanish language
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of two 100 level courses in Spanish; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: The universities range in size from 12.000 to 29,000 undergraduates.
  • Number of program participants: Approximately 25-40 US students are on the CIEE program.

Living Arrangements

Students live with hosts in private homes and have meals with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-February to mid-July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santiago and Los Angeles.

Santiago

Academic Program

Students attend classes at the University of Chile and the Catholic University of Chile. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and research.. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientations and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: J. Wood
  • Fields of study: Full curriculum in the humanities and social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; five semesters of college-level Spanish (at least one upper division course); 3-5 courses in major
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-February to early July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santiago and Los Angeles.

Santiago

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught in Spanish. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Education, Social Sciences, Language and Culture
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA, completion of Spanish 44 or higher; college level coursework in the social sciences, sociology,
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

The program includes two homestays in Chile (Santiago and Temuco) and one in Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August through early December
  • Spring: Late February through early June

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santiago and Los Angeles.

Santiago

Academic Program

Students attend classes at the Universidad de Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, or the Universidad Diego Portales. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and research. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientations and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, letters, advanced Spanish language
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of two 100 level courses in Spanish; 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: The universities range in size from 12.000 to 29,000 undergraduates.
  • Number of program participants: Approximately 25-40 US students are on the CIEE program.

Living Arrangements

Students live with hosts in private homes and have meals with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-February to mid-July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santiago and Los Angeles.

Valparaiso

Academic Program

Students attend classes at the Catholic University of Valparaiso. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and research. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Reviewed by Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Social Sciences (most popular fields of study history, geography, biology, psychology, and Latin American/Hispanic studies)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; Completion of at least one 100 level Spanish class prior to participation; 3-5 courses in major
  • Number of program participants: 50

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early July to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-February to early July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Valparaiso and Los Angeles.

Valparaiso

  • Reviewed by: Reviewed by Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Students choose one of the required CIEE seminars and take classes at PUCV in the arts, history, literature, natural sciences, psychology, and religion,
  • Eligibility: GPA of 9.0 required by Scripps, students may petition with a 8.25 and above; completion of one 100 level Spanish course. Highly recommended to take a Spanish class in the semester preceding study abroad.

Living Arrangements

Students live and take all meals with host families mostly in Viña del Mar, with a few in Valparaíso. PUCV has campuses in both cities.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid July to mid December
  • Spring: Mid February to late June

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Valparaiso and Los Angeles.

Valparaiso

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught in Spanish. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Hispanic Studies, Social Sciences, Independent Study on program topics (e.g., memory and political violence, migration and ethnic minorities, social class)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of Spanish 44 or higher; college-level coursework in the social sciences, sociology, anthropology, gender, and/or cultural studies and ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.
  • Number of program participants: 15-30 students from other liberal arts colleges in the US.

Living Arrangements

Students live for seven weeks with a Chilean host family located either in the city of Valparaíso or Viña del Mar; students also spend almost two weeks living with a Mapuche family in the southern region of the country.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August through early December
  • Spring: late February through early June

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Valparaiso and Los Angeles.