Spring 2022 Santiago Program Details

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Get ready for your semester in Santiago!

Your spring 2022 semester abroad will be filled with enriching coursework, stimulating cultural activities, engaging teachers, strong student support, exciting educational field trips within Chile, and a myriad of opportunities to challenge yourself in ways you can’t yet imagine. See below for up-to-date program details.


Program Dates

Syracuse Abroad Virtual Take-Off

  • January 24 – February 10
    • The Cuenca, Ecuador Immersion will be replaced by an optional 3-credit intensive hybrid language immersion course.  The course will be available to all students on the Syracuse Santiago program with no additional fee. It will be highly interactive and has been designed to prepare students for their transition to life in Chile and to Chilean university classrooms.  More details regarding this course to follow.
    • Introductory classes for Signature Seminar

Welcome to Santiago: In-Person Program Dates

  • Students arrive in Santiago: February 14
  • Orientation
    • Online: February 15 – 17 
    • In Person: February 24 & 26
  • Signature Seminar 
    • The Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America Signature Seminar takes place within Chile and will include the following locations and sites: San Pedro de Atacama, Valparaíso, Patagonia and various outings within Santiago. 
    • February 15 – March 4 (First portion, 2/15 – 2/23, will be conducted online while students are in mandatory quarantine)
  • Classes begin
    • SU Santiago Human Rights & Dictatorship Class: March 1
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica: March 7
  • Program end date: July 8

Program Highlights

  • Program Travel: An exciting array of field trips will give you an insider’s view of Chile and Chilean society. These trips include but are not limited to: Valparaíso, a visit to an indigenous Mapuche community center, and various cultural events.
  • Engage with your Center:
    • Lifting the Layers excursions: Academic outings around Santiago to explore hidden layers of cultural meaning
    • Fun workshops and group activities with your cohort and Center staff
  • Global Learning Opportunities:
    • Living with a Chilean host family, understanding of Chilean history, society and culture through coursework and field learning
  • Housing: Students live with host families and receive three home-cooked meals every day.
  • The Syracuse Santiago Internship Program: A limited number of hybrid internships in a variety of fields will be available.
  • Course Availability: A wide variety of courses across the disciplines are available to students, allowing you to take a full-time course load.

Program Requirements

  • Independent Travel: Due to international health and safety regulations, students must limit their independent travels while in Chile.  The Syracuse Santiago staff will give their expert travel advice on both well-known destinations and hidden gems within this country which, at 2,600 miles, is the longest in the world. We are hopeful that conditions will improve enough to allow for fewer travel restrictions by the start of the spring 2022 semester. 
  • Fees: The program fee has been reduced from $7,185 to $4,100.

Questions about Covid-19 procedures or health and safety abroad?

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