Chilean Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, Health/Medicine, Business, Economics
This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.
Fall: mid July to mid December
Spring: late February to mid July
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Students must have completed at least one Spanish foundational course at the 300-level.
IFSA provides a program that is truly immersive inside and outside the classroom. Students are able to enroll in courses at three local universities, which allows exposure to international higher education and engagement with local students. IFSA also organizes excursions that are both academic and social in nature as well as hands-on volunteer opportunities. In recent years, students interested in start ups and technology, as well as health and medicine, have chosen this program because of Santiago's rich technology culture as well as the opportunity to learn about different health systems.
Students choose from a wide array of direct enrollment courses in four Chilean universities in Santiago. All university classes are taught in Spanish and are integrated with full-degree seeking students. Students also take the required IFSA-Butler course in Advanced Spanish: Grammar, Composition, and Conversation. The program also offers additional courses taught by IFSA-Butler faculty as well as some English courses (primarily in Business and Economics). A full course load typically consists of 15-16 credit hours (two COPA courses, two or three courses at the Universidad de Chile, and one optional course at the Universidad Catolica de Chile). Students are able to engage in independent study in conjunction with service-learning projects.
Credit and Grade Translation - IFSA Chile
For detailed course information, visit the courses section under each Chilean institution provided by the IFSA- Butler website
Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Credit and Grade Translation - IFSA Chile
Students will be housed with a Chilean host family. Because most of the culture of Latin America revolves around the extended family, living with a host family is one of the best ways to immerse oneself into the culture and language of Chile. The housing fee includes three meals per day.
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets. Fall Spring
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Fund for Education Abroad and NSEP Boren Scholarship, . For more information, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service.
IFSA also provides an array of financial opportunities. These include scholarships for first-generation students, Work-to-Scholar Grant and loan repayment. You can find more information here
Kate Dawson, Study Abroad Assistant Director, email@example.com