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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2021 04/29/2021

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:
 


Program OverviewUSAC Santiago

Santiago's urban and natural framework, its mountainous terrain, and its proximity to Chile's central coastline are ideal for experiencing the nature and culture of the most southern country in the world. You'll have the opportunity to study Spanish language and contemporary Chilean society through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as personal interaction and immersion in the host culture. 

Program Focus


Students can study for one semester or a full year. This program offers academic coursework in Spanish Language, Latin American, and Anthropological Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university foreign language coursework in only one semester. You may choose to study for one semester or a full year and meet Spanish minor or major requirements. You may complement your language curriculum by taking courses in literature, art, cinema, photography, architecture and urbanism, history, sociology, political science, economics, women's studies, community development, anthropology, native cultures, astronomy, and technology.

However, the academic courses are only a part of the value of a semester or year abroad. Participating in a homestay, cultural excursions, field trips, and the optional Latin America and its Cultures Field Study course to Northern and/or Southern Chile, as well as internships and volunteering, offer unparalleled opportunities for experiencing the local culture. Outings in and around Santiago constitute an integral part of this program.
 

FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Rachel Landers at any time!
Get Started Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
Credits Semester/Academic Year: Students enroll in 12 to 18 semester credits (18 to 27 quarter credits). 
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English, Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay, Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the USAC Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
Scholarships

USAC Program Fee Includes the following:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • USAC prearranged housing placement service
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Immigration visa assistance (including fee for photo and inscription with international police)
  • Parental support and advisement
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Airport pick-up for those on the group flight
  • USAC mandatory orientation in Santiago
  • Host university student photo and ID card
  • 24-hour local staff support
  • Program-organized field trips
  • Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
  • Volunteer opportunities