OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Chile

API: Chile, Valparaíso

Program Administrator: 
API
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

Pontificia Universida Catolica de Valparaíso
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Location: 

Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Calendar year
Summer
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

six semesters of college level spanish or the equivalent required for students taking coursework with Chileans (excluding summer program)

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Art
Chemistry
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
History
Industrial Eng.
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Renewable Mat.
Sociology
Spanish
Women Studies

OSU: Chile, Chillán (Agricultural and Natural Resources in Chile)

Program Administrator: 
OSU
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

Students will study at the Universidad de Concepcion agricultural branch campus located in Chillan.   Information regarding the Chillan campus can be found here.

Although the courses are offered on a Chilean university campus, three of the four classes will be taught in English by OSU faculty. This program is designed for those with elementary Spanish skills who want to experience another culture, and also improve their language skills. Students will not need to be majoring or minoring in Spanish to participate in this program.

Location: 

The city of Chillan is located on the southern coast of Chile, and has a climate much like southern Oregon or northern California. With the inverse of seasons, OSU's winter term corresponds to the summer term there, which is a beautiful time of the year to spend in Chile.

Duration: 
Winter term
Language: 
English
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

*Elementary level of Spanish (completion of SPAN 113, three years of high school Spanish or equivalent)
*G.P.A. = 2.5 or higher
*Sophomore standing

Program Details: 

The courses offered (tentative plan) are:

AREC 250 - Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3 credits)
FW 350 - Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3 credits) - This is a BACC Core course in Science, Technology and Society
FOR 365 - Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3 credits) - This is a BACC Core course in Contemporary Global Issues
SPAN 299 - Language and Culture of Chile - a class taught in Spanish designed to improve student's language skills and ability to live day to day in Chile (3 credits)
FW/AREC/EVST/NR/FOR/ANS 410- Internship (2 credits)

For more details, contact Dan Edge, Program Coordinator.

Program Costs: 

Contact the program coordinator for more details. A grant will provide $500 to $1,000 scholarships for travel expenses for up to 12 students participating in the program.

Academic emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Agricultural Sciences
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Fisheries & Wildlife
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Spanish
Sustainability

SIT: Chile, Santiago (Comparative Education and Social Change)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

Based in the capital city of Santiago with visits to Temuco, Valparaiso and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Need help selecting a program in Chile?  Click here.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Completion of Spanish 212 or equivalent
Background in education, Latin American studies, or development studies is recommended
Minimum 2.5 GPA and Sophomore standing

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

See the SIT website

Program Costs: 

See the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Economics
Education
Environ. Econ. Policy
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Sociology
Spanish

OSU: Chile, Universidad del Bío Bío (World Languages and Cultures)

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

Universidad del Bío Bío

Location: 

Chillán, Chile is a midsize town with a population of about 150,000 located in central Chile, about 5 hours south of Santiago. Many are attracted to Chillán because of the great outdoor opportunities that it offers such as skiing (season June - September), hot springs, and its many hiking possibilities. This university town is also located about an hour from the coast. The region is named after the Bío-Bío river that runs through it.

Duration: 
Fall term
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

One year college-level Spanish; 2.75 minimum GPA.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the Departmenf of Foreign Languages & Literatures website
Read the blog message from the Program Coordinator

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Spanish

SIT: Chile, Arica (Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

The program is based in the beautiful city of Arica located on Chile's northern coast.

Need help selecting a program in Chile?  Click here.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Previous college-level coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields.
At least four recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish as assessed by SIT.
Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Biology
Public Health
Spanish
Women Studies

SIT: Chile, Valparaíso (Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Chile
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

Based in the engaging seaport city of Valparaíso and neighboring Viña del Mar with visits to Santiago, Arica, and Temuco.

Need help selecting a program in Chile?  Click here.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Completion of Spanish 212 or equivalent
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Sophomore standing

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Economics
Environ. Econ. Policy
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Sociology
Spanish
Women Studies