USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago

Experience Santiago’s diverse cultural blend of Native, Spanish, and international residents!

offered by University Studies Abroad Consortium

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Santiago is flanked on the east by the lofty Cordillera de Los Andes with its snow-covered peaks, and on the west by the Cordillera de la Costa. It is a city of contrasts: its colonial vestiges and nineteenth-century buildings stand side by side with modern skyscrapers; its long shady avenues mingle with busy roads; and its plazas and parks are tranquil oases in the midst of the bustling metropolis. Although immersed in the hectic rhythm of this thriving city, its inhabitants maintain their hospitality toward foreigners. Leading Chile’s considerable cultural endeavors, Santiago boasts symphony orchestras, major dance companies, a host of professional theatre groups, a full slate of concerts and movie theatres, and attractive craft markets. Today Santiago has more than five million inhabitants, a third of the country’s population. Supplement courses with remarkable tour/field study trips to the north and south of Chile. Join cultural excursions to the houses of Pablo Neruda in Santiago, Valparaíso, and Isla Negra. Visit the attractive Pre-Columbian Arts Museum, Museum of the Memory, and Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Experience Santiago’s diverse cultural blend of Native, Spanish, and international residents. Take advantage of great opportunities for skiing, surfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Enjoy the benefits of a large urban city that has preserved the hospitality and accessibility of a small community.


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