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IFSA Butler in Chile: Santiago Universities Program

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Location:
Santiago,
Chile
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Directly enroll at one of several institutions in Santiago, ChileĀ 

Overview

If you have completed at least five semesters of Spanish, consider enrolling in the IFSA Butler in Chile: Santiago Universities Program. As a participant, you are able to choose courses from up to three universities in Santiago. To ensure academic success, you are paired with a language partner to answer any language and academic questions or concerns that you may have throughout the term.


Santiago, with a population of 6 million, is the urban heart of Chile and offers you many events and cultural opportunities as well as easy transportation to other regions of Chile.

Academic Program

During the semester, you enroll in an IFSA-Butler language course as well as several courses at three universities in Santiago. A wide range of coursework is offered across the three universities. Common courses that students take include: the arts, history, literature, political science, psychology, religion and sociology.

Program Features

While in Santiago, you live with a host family and can get involved with the local community through volunteer projects, campus groups, and activities. The homestay allows you to practice your Spanish in a more casual environment than the classroom while gaining insight into the daily life of Chileans.

Day trips are also available throughout the semester with IFSA-Butler staff-members to further your understanding of Chile.

Eligibility

Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Advisers:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
5 semester of language, or equivalent (Advanced)
Location:
Santiago,
Chile
Term:
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2017
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fall
2017
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Spring
2018
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Academic Year
2018
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018