Syracuse University

Study abroad in Santiago, Chile

Welcome to SU Santiago!

With Latin America as your study destination, you will visit countries that respresent much more than the origins of Western culture; they embody the diverse forms that this culture can adopt when it comes in contact with indigenous elements, many of which are still present today. Chile - a country that has recently attained one of the highest levels of economic and human development in Latin America - will be your base for exploration during this intellectual and academic journey. Note: At least two semesters of college-level Spanish are required for application to the program.

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Santiago Center

This option is for students ready to enroll in university classes in Spanish and to develop expertise in Spanish language and one or more disciplines. (A Spanish language exam is given upon arrival, which will determine whether or not you should continue language study). In addition to taking classes in Spanish at local Chilean universities, you’ll enroll in the required Signature Seminar, Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America. Space still available for Spring 2015.

Santiago Center: Cuenca, Ecuador Immersion

This option is required for students who have completed less than two years of college-level Spanish and who need additional language instruction and/or review prior to study in Chile. The program is recommended for students who have already completed two years of Spanish language study and who seek an alternative pre-semester immersion experience in Cuenca. Space still available for Spring 2015.





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SU Santiago Viewbook

Santiago Cover

An overview of the SU Santiago program is available in our new viewbook! Click the photo above for the pdf version, or request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!

Meet our students

RachelLeQuire

Rachel Matheson, an international relations and Spanish double major with a minor in world political economy, studied in Chile in fall 2012. She loved learning about recent Chilean history from Santiago program director Mauricio Paredes.

Visit our Santiago Global Ambassadors page to meet more alumni ready to share their advice and experiences with you.

Program Dates

Dates below will be announced once the Chilean universities' fall 2014 calendars are available. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. 
Santiago Fall 2014 Program Dates
Cuenca Immersion: June 13-July 13, 2014
Students Arrive in Santiago: July 15, 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: July 15-August 1, 2014
Semester Classes Start: August 4, 2014
Financial Deadline to Drop Class August 26
Last Day of Classes: November 21
Final Exams Begin: November 24 (TBD)
Program ends: December 10, 2014
Santiago Spring 2014 Program Dates
Cuenca Immersion January 16-February 16, 2014
Students Arrive in Santiago: February 17, 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: February 17-March 4
Semester Classes Start March 5
Financial Deadline to Drop Class March 26
Last Day of Classes June 20
Final Exams Begin: June 23
Program Ends July 11