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Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Calendar Year
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2018 09/01/2017 09/22/2017 TBA TBA
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:

CHILE: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Calendar Year Program Deadlines
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline 
November 1: Late Applicant Deadline
 
Academic Year Applications

February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

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). Students may choose to apply for the Calendar Year or the Academic Year cycles.

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


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The 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 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.


LOCATION

The 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 a 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.