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Santiago, Chile

Come study abroad in Santiago, the capital of Chile, where gleaming high-rises stand tall against the breathtaking backdrop of the Andes Mountains. This thriving, modern city offers museums and historic plazas, open-air concerts and spectacular street art, contemporary cuisine and bustling, colorful markets.

Syracuse Santiago is a full language and cultural immersion opportunity. While in Santiago, take courses toward your major and unique classes that tap into the rich cultural resources of the city. At least three semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) are required for acceptance to the program.

Santiago skyline with mountains in background

Syracuse Santiago Courses

The Syracuse Santiago program is embedded within our partner institution, Pontificia Universidad Católica, named the best university in Latin America. The majority of students start the program with three weeks of focused language study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Courses at our partner institutions have been thoroughly vetted and approved by Syracuse University. You can expect a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative and distinguished by the same exceptional standards that apply in every other aspect of a Syracuse University academic experience. Syracuse Santiago courses may fulfill curricular requirements so you can stay on track to graduate on time. Explore a range of topics across disciplines at the center.

Study in Depth

Each Syracuse Abroad center offers depth in particular areas of study. At Syracuse Santiago, these include:

  • Spanish language
  • Spanish and Latin American literature
  • Latin American politics, history and indigenous cultures
  • Business and economics
  • Environment and development
  • International relations
  • Human rights
  • Science, technology, engineering and math
  • Visual arts

Wondering if Syracuse Santiago is the right fit for you? Refine your Syracuse Abroad options  to discover the program that best fits your academic goals.

Santiago Cathedral in the evening

Semester Programs

In Santiago, you will enroll in your choice of courses at our partner institutions. Your studies will include field trips and hands-on study, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore the unique natural areas and diverse communities of the region.

South American rock formation at sunset

Travel with Purpose

Before your regular courses begin, you’ll participate in an 11-day traveling signature seminar, visiting urban and rural areas in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, and delve into important political, sociological and environmental issues of the Southern Cone of South America.

View from river of homes on a riverbank in Chile

At Home in Buenos Aires and Santiago

In Santiago, you have the chance to participate fully in Spanish-speaking daily life. Your experience is enhanced through your housing options. In both Buenos Aires and Santiago, you’ll live with host families, and you’ll receive three home-cooked meals every day. (P.S. Remember, in the Southern hemisphere the seasons are the opposite of what you experience in the United States—December is summertime and June is mid-winter.)

The inside of a Santiago train station

World Ready. Career Ready.

Professional development internships in Santiago are available to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The program features challenging internships and research projects with NGOs, government agencies, and private-sector offices involved in international trade, gender and minority issues, social work, sociology, journalism, commerce and banking.

Santiago spring excursion students at the beach

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! We work with you to make studying abroad within reach. Your financial aid package may apply, plus there are other assistance options, including scholarships, grants and awards.

Connect with Syracuse Abroad through general advising sessions or program appointments. Drop-in or schedule a virtual or in-person advising session at SyracuseAbroad@Bird Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, schedule an appointment to meet with a Syracuse Abroad program advisor. View all advising options View all advising options.