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
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.
late June - mid July
late June - mid December
early January - mid July
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:
Education- Applied Linguistics
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies
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
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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
QuestionsEmail 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.