Santiago, Chile

Group of students in front of city skyline

Photo: S. Hewitt

Welcome to Syracuse Santiago!

From the top of the Andes to the Southern Cone, this two-site program is your gateway to the diversities of South America. New in spring 2023, begin your semester in the melting pot of European and Latino culture: Buenos Aires, Argentina! Here, you’ll spend three weeks advancing your Spanish language skills in a welcoming and diverse atmosphere. Then, head to Santiago – Chile’s vibrant capital! The city boasts more than 6 million residents and a wealth of cultural and education resources, including its top two universities, Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Catolica, where you will be taking classes.

NOTE: At least three semesters of college-level Spanish are required for application to the program.

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Application deadline extended for 2023 programs in Santiago

All spring 2023 participants receive an automatic $2,000 location grant!

NOTE: The Syracuse Santiago program has a “rolling admissions” policy, which means applications are reviewed as they are completed, prior to the deadline.  To ensure full consideration, students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible due to limited space. Date of application does not guarantee acceptance.

New in spring 2023: Santiago Center: Buenos Aires Immersion

This three-week immersion program is required for students who have completed less than two years (four semesters) of college-level Spanish for additional language instruction prior to study in Chile. This program is recommended for students who have already completed two years of Spanish language study, who seek an alternative pre-semester immersion experience in Argentina. Deadline: October 1/March 15; GPA – 2.5

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 AmericaDeadline: October 1/March 15; GPA – 3.0


Watch now: Q&A with Syracuse Santiago spring 2023 program alumni


Program Highlights


Talk to recent Syracuse Santiago students!

The best way to understand what to expect in Santiago is to talk to someone who has already participated in the program. Our Santiago global ambassadors worked hard on their Spanish language skills, formed close bonds with Syracuse Santiago staff, and learned about Latin American history – ask them about Santiago!

“The unknown of living and learning in a new country and culture is certainly intimidating, but the future regret you will feel if you choose to sideline yourself will be much stronger. Choosing to go abroad is choosing to grow, to travel, to feel, all in new ways. Studying abroad is like living years in the span of a few months.”

-Maxwell Boise ’21

Syracuse Santiago/Ecuador Immersion, Spring 2020


Syracuse Santiago Viewbook

An overview of the Syracuse Santiago program is available in our viewbook. Request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!