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CSU IP Chile: Direct Enrollment
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Prerequisite: 4+ sem/6+ qtr college-level Spanish with B average
Areas of Study: 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 American Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Planning/Studies, Viticulture
Program Description:

CSU IP Chile: Direct Enrollment

Program At A Glance

When: Early July to late June

Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units each semester, in addition to the 2 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).

Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Chile as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.   

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites: 4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish (through intermediate level).  Additional upper division Spanish language coursework is strongly recommended, as is coursework with a focus on Latin America (art, culture, anthropology, history, literature, etc.)

Program Overview

The CSU IP 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 more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


The CSU IP 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 a modern infrastructure and has South America’s most extensive subway system.


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 is currently not accepting applications.