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USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago

Santiago, Chile
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Summerterm
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English,Spanish
 
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Santiago from San Cristobal Hill
 
  Study in Santiago, Chile
  • Study and explore the language, culture, literature, arts, history, anthropology, native cultures, politics, economy, international studies, and technology of the most southern country in the world through courses, internships, excursions, and field trips.
  • Discover Northern Chile and the Atacama Desert or Southern Chile with its lakes and volcanoes in an in-depth weeklong tour/field study. Explore the outstanding natural beauty of a country flanked by the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the attractive Ocoa Palms National Park, and the Pre-Andean culture of Aconcagua Valley.
  • Join cultural excursions to the houses of Pablo Neruda in Santiago and Valparaíso; Viña del Mar; Isla Negra; and visit the attractive Pre-Columbian Arts Museum, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, and Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a large urban city that has preserved the hospitality and accessibility of a small community in its intimate neighborhoods.
       
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Quick Details
Available Terms

Two summer sessions
Fall or Spring semester  
Yearlong 

Programs Of Study
Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies

Language of Instruction
English /Spanish

Northern Chile Tour
USAC is a non-profit organization that offers programs in 28 countries, with many locations unique for study abroad.
Discover where you'll study abroad at usac.edu.
 

 
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with USAC to offer affiliate program options to UMD students across the globe. While you will maintain your UMD student status while you are away, you will work directly with USAC program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor, listed above, will assist you with this process and can answer your questions about the application process.

Academics on a USAC program
Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:
 

 

There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request

You will be required to order a transcript from your USAC sponsoring institution and have it sent to Education Abroad in order for your transfer credits to be evaluated and applied to your UMD degree. Information on this process will be available for you in your USAC Gateway Account under “Credit Transfer Instructions.” If enrolled in only courses approved as resident credit, an official transcript is not required.

Costs & Billing for a USAC program
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. More details about the specific fees for this program are available on the USAC program page.

As part of your program application to USAC, you will pay the $300 application/deposit fee to USAC directly. The remaining USAC program fees will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you from UMD towards these charges.

Housing (if not included in program fee) and extra charges such as homestay meal supplement or costs for activities will be paid directly to USAC.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Scholarship.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2020 03/15/2020 01/01/2020
Year (Fall-Spring) 2020 03/15/2020 05/15/2020
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 05/15/2020 08/18/2020 12/16/2020