ISA established its Chile study abroad program in 1996, a time when this South American nation was first becoming a country of choice among U.S students looking to study abroad in the Spanish-speaking world. The allure of Chile for American students can be attributed to numerous factors. Among these are Chile’s incredible topography (mountains and beaches are equally accessible), Chile’s rich literary and cultural heritage, and the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen!

The fact that Nobel laureates Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda are both Chilean seldom goes unnoticed among students and connoisseurs of Hispanic literature and culture. Also significant is the fact that Chile has continued to be a prominient player in the global economy, enjoying excellent political relations with the United States.

Chile is also one of the most prosperous Latin American countries and the benefits of this prosperity include an excellent educational system and a multitude of distinguished universities. One of these universities, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, serves as the academic anchor of ISA’s Chile study abroad programs. Students will be able to take courses in Spanish language and Latin American studies with international students, as well as many electives with local Chileans. The other school, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, is in Viña del Mar, just 15 minutes up the coast. Students will focus on international business courses in English or electives with locals.

ISA Winter Programs in Chile

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar – Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

  • University: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
  • Dates: Mid June 2019 to Late July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees -$4,475 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar – Business Internship, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

  • University: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
  • Dates: Mid June 2019 to Late July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees -$4,975 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website