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OIP is currently revising our study abroad application in order to facilitate more efficient application processes and to better suit the needs of our students and partner institutions overseas. Applications for Spring 2014 (as well as for programs with early deadlines for Fall or Full Year 2014) will open July 1, 2013. Although applications will not open until July, our overseas studies regional advisors remain available to meet with students interested in discussing our programs and we encourage students to come talk to us early.
Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Students must also apply online to CIEE. In order to open a CIEE application, students must first create a MyCIEE account. Students need to create their MyCIEE account and open a CIEE application by the OIP deadline below.
About the Program
Santiago (CIEE) Program Budget 2013-2014.pdf
University and Location
Students on the CIEE program in Chile may take classes at the Universidad de Chile, the leading public university founded in 1842, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the top private university, founded in 1888. The Universidad de Chile, also called La Chile, offers classes in 13 faculties and three institutes and serves over 17,000 students. The PUC, commonly known as La Católica, has 17 different schools and serves 11,000 students. Santiago, where the universities are located, is the economic, cultural and political center of the country. With a population of about 5.8 million, it is the fifth largest city in South America.
Accommodation and Meals
CIEE places students in private homes where students take three meals. During orientation, only breakfast and dinner are taken at home. Students normally eat lunch at a campus cafeteria or budget restaurant.
Level of Program Support
The CIEE resident staff provides academic advising, non-academic support, organizes field trips, and acts as liaison to the universities.
The academic calendar in Chile follows a southern hemispheric model, in which the academic year begins in February and ends in December. Year-long students may consider attending the program for the Chilean academic calendar in order to enhance their social and academic integration. Students may also attend for the northern hemispheric academic year, arriving in Chile in July and completing their studies there the following July. Students who choose to attend the Chile program for the GU fall semester will arrive in Chile in mid-July and depart in mid-December. GU spring semester participants arrive in mid-February and complete their studies in early July.
Fields of Study
La Chile- Anthropology, Archeology, Art, Journalism, Geography, History, Linguistics and Lit, Political Science, International Relations, Philosophy, Sociology, Business, Environmental Studies
La Católica- Art, Journalism, Geography, History, Linguistics and Lit, Political Science, Philosophy, Psych, Sociology, Theology, limited Business
Useful terms for websites
Language of Instruction
Students take Contemporary Chile, a two-week orientation course and a minimum of 15 US credits per semester in regular university courses (5 Chilean credits = 2 US credits, 6-9 Chilean credits = 3 US credits, 10 or more Chilean credits = 4 US credits). A maximum of one CIEE course per term permitted. Students who satisfactorily complete this courseload obtain a total of 16 credits and 5 courses at Georgetown (1 credit earned for the pre-session course). Orientation grade appears on the transcript. Additional non-academic courses and Spanish language courses can be taken, but will not be awarded GU credit.
Chilean grades range from 1-7, and 4 is the minimum passing grade to receive credit.
Student Program Evaluation
Students who have participated in this program provided an assessment of their experience. Click on the link below to read their responses.
Santiago Student Evaluation 2010-2011.pdf
Visit Addison Williams' blog from Santiago.
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.