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WU in Chile at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 06/22/2017 12/05/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 06/22/2017 07/08/2018
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/03/2018 07/08/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
Program Description:
WU Program at
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC)
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Chile  
Photo Courtesy: Samantha Ligeti
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Study in Santiago, Chile at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC)

Universidad de Chile Website
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
PUC International Office

 
Eligibility: WU students must have completed Spanish 307, 308E and one literature survey class (Spanish 341, 342, or 343) prior to the semester abroad in order to be eligible for the program. Spanish 308E and the literature survey class may be taken concurrently. Previous coursework with a focus on Latin America, whether in literature, culture, anthropology, politics, or history, is preferred but not required. Applicants from other institutions are expected to have comparable preparation. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required at the time of application.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Academic Year late June - mid July February 1
Fall late June - mid December February 1
Spring early January - mid July May 1

 
    ACADEMICS
  Approved Departments: Liberal arts disciplines are available at either the Pontificia Universidad Católica or the Universidad de Chile and students may enroll provided they have met the necessary prerequisites for a course. Students should consult with relevant WU academic departments for guidance on suitability for WU students. Students from the following academic departments are eligible for this program:

Anthropology
Children's Studies
Comparative Arts/Literature
Economics
Education
History
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish

Coursework:
January Interim Course (Spring & Year students) = 3 WU credits
Intensive Spanish Language course = 3 WU credits
“A View from the Southern Cone” course = 3 WU credits
University courses (3-4 required) approx. 9-12 WU credits
Estimated total 18-21 WU credits

Please click here for more information about course offerings
 

    LOCATION
  Santiago, Chile
Santiago is a diverse city of five million inhabitants and the capital of Chile. The city lies between the Andes Mountain range and Coastal range and is situated in the center of the country.

 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: Students on the WU program are housed with families in Santiago. Through this arrangement, students have the opportunity to experience linguistic and cultural immersion, as well as the added support of being in a family environment.

Student Life: Students are immersed in Chilean culture and language from the program’s start. Family stay is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the day-to-day activities of Chilean life and offers a supportive environment for the newly-arrived student. In addition to taking courses with other Santiaguinos, students have a wide variety of ways to meet people, relax and explore the city at soccer matches, open-air markets, shopping malls, poetry readings, free concerts (on buses and in parks!), local pubs, discos, museums, hiking trails, ski resorts, beaches and much more.

On-Site Support: The Washington University Program at the PUC has its own resident director who acts as the general coordinator of the program in Santiago. She provides academic support by helping students to select and register for courses, and learn to use library and other campus services. She assesses student progress and needs in the courses taken, conferring with university faculty and staff as needed. The director also helps students renew their visas, become familiar with Santiago, and organizes the excursions and activities that are part of the program.

 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated 2015 Program Price: TBD
 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.


 
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