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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
Rolling Admission 06/18/2019 12/16/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019
Rolling Admission 06/18/2019 07/06/2020
Spring 2020 05/01/2019
Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 07/06/2020

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

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Foreign Language Prerequisite: Spanish 307D, 308D and 1 literary survey course required; more Latin American coursework preferred
Click here for a definition of this term Non-Language Prerequisite(s): N/A Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Approved Areas of Study: Anthropology, Anthropology: GHE, Childrens Studies, Comparative Arts/Literature, Economics, Education, History, Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, International & Area Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Scholarship Opportunities: Gilman Scholarships
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Amy Suelzer Click here for a definition of this term Additional Opportunities: Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Programs by School: ArtSci
Program Description:
WU Program at
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC)
Photo Courtesy: Samantha Ligeti
  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

  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:

Children's Studies
Comparative Arts/Literature
Education- Applied Linguistics
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies
Political Science

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

  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.

  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. He provides academic support by helping students to select and register for courses, and learn to use library and other campus services. He 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.


  Estimated 2015 Program Price: TBD
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.