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Northwestern and Chile

Northwestern and Chile

Northwestern has several partnerships with universities in Chile that offer exchange programs and clinical rotation opportunities.


Northwestern University offers its students and faculty various exchange opportunities in Spain. Our partnerships in Spain take different forms including study abroad, language programs and professional development.

Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Universidad Diego Portales
  • Graduate Student Exchange > Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Universidad San Sebastián

Units and Groups

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program offers a minor at the undergraduate level, designed for the student with broad and interdisciplinary interests in areas such as language, politics, art and culture. The program also offers a variety of graduate courses in collaboration with other departments at Northwestern.
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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese blends a community of scholars, whose strong research interests range across Spanish, Latin American, and Brazilian literature and cultures, and a community of instructors, who are dedicated to teaching a strong culture-based language program.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Cluster

The LACS cluster at The Graduate School (TGS) is one of the first initiatives in the country to offer a formal structure for interdisciplinary training in Latin American and Caribbean studies. The LACS cluster makes it possible for affiliated students to develop connections with Northwestern's exceptionally strong and interdisciplinary faculty base.
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Andean Cultures and Histories

The Andean Cultures and Histories working group (ACH) seeks to enrich research and teaching at Northwestern in humanistic and social scientific inquiry related to the Andes and the adjacent Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. 
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Members of the Alianza Student Group

Student Groups

  • Latin American Student Alliance

  • Graduate Student Association for Latino and Spanish Activities

  • Alianza - The Latinx Student Alliance

  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America

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Northwestern students from Chile vastly enrich our campus and education, and Northwestern students who elect to study in Chile get a taste of its culture there and can bring it back to campus.

Northwestern students in Chile on the Medill IMC program
  • 13 Northwestern students in Chile:
  • 1 Undergraduate
  • 12 Graduate 
Northwestern students in Chile include 1 undergraduate student on an affiliated program,  8 executive MBA students on a joint degree program, and 4 physical therapy students on clinical rotations.
  • 26 students from Chile at Northwestern:
  • 2 Undergraduate
  • 20 Masters
  • 4 Doctorate
For historical data, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.


~270Northwestern alumni are based in Chile.

The NU-Kellogg Club of Chile offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Chile. Other ways to get or stay involved can be found here.

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Due to the irregularities in student mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. All other information is up-to-date as of November 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.