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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cusco, Peru; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
BSBA South America Multi-Country Semester Abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina & Santiago, Chile
  This multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program begins with orientation in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the program is held. Upon completion of the first half of the program students will participate on a week-long, course-related trip to Peru, followed by the second half of the program in Santiago. Learn about the accelerated pace of globalization and economic growth in these markets while experiencing two very different cultures, complete with their own distinct institutions, laws, and business practices and cultures. Both serve as models for both the pitfalls and opportunities surrounding economies in transition within the global marketplace.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School. Spanish 201 preferred but not required. Students who do not have Spanish 201 prior to departure will be required to take Spanish on-site. Students who do have Spanish 201 prior to departure are not required to take a Spanish language class in country.

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Spring Early February - Mid May

The academic programming on this program is through the IES study centers and students through other universities in the US. The required courses are Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in Argentina & Chile, runs the entire semester across both locations. The course not only provides the overall framework of the program, but also includes a mock consulting project to help you put to practical use what you are learning in and outside the classroom. 

  Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Spreading nearly 3,000 miles down the backbone of South America, Argentina is a vast country with many ecosystems—lush subtropical jungle, vast grasslands, and stony, sub-Antarctic Patagonia—that draw Eco tourists from all over the world. Not to mention that as an ideal location for study abroad, Argentina offers world-class cities, a multitude of cultures, and immersive learning opportunities.

Santiago, Chile
With a population of more than 5 million people, Santiago is both the capital of Chile and its largest city. The city will be your classroom and you won’t just observe the Chilean people but live like one when you explore the vibrant craft markets; enjoy Chilean cuisine like asado Chileno, paila marina, and almejas a la Parmesana; and visit local photography, sculpture, and paintings at Galería AFA and other nearby museos.
  Housing:  Students will live in homestays with a señora or family in both Buenos Aires and Santiago. In both cities your homestay hosts provides 2 meals a day.

Student Life:  Even though your adventure starts in Buenos Aires and Santiago, the course-related trip to Peru, and in-country trips are designed to help you discover culture and traditions of your host countries and beyond.  This program includes the opportunity to participate in day excursions outside the city, cultural activities such as cooking and language exchanges, and more!  

On-Site Support: IES, Olin's Academic Partner, works with students from the inquiry phase to post-program. They are able to provide 24/7 on-site emergency support as well as offer helpful tips on how to spend your weekends.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. 

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 0.5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. An on-site orientation in each city will also be on offer once students arrive. The program begins with a one-week orientation that introduces you to the structure of the program and what to expect. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet the IES Abroad staff, your fellow students, and explore the city. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time. You will delve into local culture through activities to help you make the most of your new surroundings. Upon your arrival in the second city, your two-day orientation after arrival will include topics such as academic courses, housing, transportation, and health and safety, as well as a city tour.
Visas & Immigration: In the past, neither Argentine nor Chile required U.S. citizens to obtain a visa as you will be in each location for less than 90 days. However, a valid passport is required and immigration law is always changing; students must research the most current immigration requirements. If you are not a U.S. national, you may need a visa.  

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.