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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUSB-CISP applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2023 03/24/2023 03/31/2023 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/24/2023 03/31/2023 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status Eligibility: Junior, Master Level, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 3 Area of Study: Administration, International Business, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Chemistry - Biochemistry, Communication, Economics - Political Economy, Education, Geography, History, Liberal Studies - Arts and Letters, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:

CHILE: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Calendar Year Application Deadlines
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline
Academic Year Application Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GPA Requirement
3.0 Cumulative GPA 
 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
 
Pre-requisites
4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish with a B average.
 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Subjects Available
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art (Studio)
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin America Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish 
  • Urban Planning
  • Viticulture

View the online course catalog.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
 
View the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year or Calendar Year abroad on this program. The traditional Chilean academic cycle begins in February and ends in November (see Calendar Year below).

Academic Year: July to June
Calendar Year: February to November
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile program is affiliated with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), which was founded in 1888 and has four campuses in Santiago. PUC is a comprehensive university with a full range of academic offerings including art, business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geography, physics, political science, media studies, Spanish and viticulture.  

Santiago at sunset

PUC’s academic year begins in March and ends in December, however, the CSU IP Chile program follows the U.S. calendar so students will begin in the PUC second semester (beginning in July). 

The program begins with an intensive two-week Preparatory Language Program (PLP), which involves grammar and conversation coursework designed to improve language skills and prepare students for the academic year. During the fall semester, all students will take a Chilean culture course covering history, literature, politics, and social issues. Students will also take a Spanish language course and other courses offered at PUC. During the spring semester, students will study advanced Spanish language, in addition to other courses taken at PUC. All instruction is in Spanish. 

For additional academic information about this program, please refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the most current year by clicking the brochure. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.

LOCATION

Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile program is located in Santiago, the capital and largest city in Chile. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile; it is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations, and the Chilean executive and judicial powers are located there. Santiago has developed modern infrastructure and has South America’s most extensive subway system.
 

HOUSING

Upon arrival in Chile, students are provided with temporary accommodations arranged by CSU IP. During the orientation week, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. 




This program requires two separate applications. Please click each link to complete each application. 
However, you will need to make an account before starting an application.
 
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