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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Field Work, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Chilean Universities Program

Santiago, Chile



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish II
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the IFSA application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

IFSA’s Chilean Universities program in Santiago allows students to choose from a multitude of courses at three unique local universities, all located in the city’s center. Students may cross-enroll at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (la Católica), Universidad de Chile (la Chile), and Universidad Diego Portales.


IFSA’s Chilean Universities program is located in Santiago, Chile. Santiago is home to over 6.5 million people, and is considered the economic and cultural heart of the country. IFSA's Study Center is located in downtown Santiago, and is within walking distance of la Católica.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: July to July
  • Fall: mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-February to mid-July
  • Calendar year: February to December

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Architecture, Art/Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Geography, Government/Political Science, Health Sciences, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Research, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theater Studies


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is as follows:

IFSA’s Advanced Spanish: Grammar, Composition, and Conversation (4 credits), plus 3-4 regular university courses depending on credit amounts.

You also have the option of conducting Directed Research in lieu of one regular university course.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in homestays with Chilean families, and are provided three meals a day.

Program Budget

Chilean Universities Program in Santiago, Chile (IFSA) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA