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Chilean Universities Program

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Sponsor: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Location: Santiago, Chile


Students pursue individual academic interests by selecting classes from four Santiago universities: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Diego Portales, and Universidad Autónoma de Chile. In addition, students can conduct research and/or enroll in program courses designed for study abroad students. Classes are taught in Spanish.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
  • Review important information and advice about conducting Research Abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IFSA-Butler application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

2.5 years (completion of Spanish 199) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish required; completion of one 200-level class recommended.


Home stays

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $26,680

Billed by Northwestern: $22,475

  • Tuition: $16,175
  • Homestay (inc. all meals): $3,800
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $4,205

  • Airfare: $1,600
  • Local transportation: $500
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $1,700
  • Visa: $160
  • HTH: $145