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The program begins with four weeks of intensive Spanish language study at the CEDEI Institute in Cuenca, Ecuador. This Intensive Language Program is optional for the advanced language students. A small artsy city, Cuenca is known for its breathtaking mountain geography and the warmth of both its climate and indigenous peoples. After the Cuenca program, the remainder of your semester unfolds in cosmopolitan Santiago, Chile, with your choice of classes the prestigious Universidad de Chile.
The Syracuse dual-location program allows students across language levels to customize their very own Latin America learning experience. Choose either:
-The Cuenca Intensive Language Program – Required for students who have completed less than two years of college-level Spanish who need additional language instruction and/or review prior to study in Chile. Also recommended for students who have already completed two years of Spanish language study and who seek an alternative pre-semester immersion experience in Cuenca.
-Santiago,Chile Semester only – For students with more than two years of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) who choose to go directly to Santiago for their semester abroad.
From the top of the Andes to the Southern Cone, this unique, two-site program is your gateway to the tremendous cultural, historical, political, and ethnic diversity of South America. Begin your learning adventure in Cuenca, Ecuador, where you’ll advance your Spanish language skills among the largely indigenous people of this charming city (optional for advanced language students). Then you’re bound for Santiago—Chile’s vibrant capital where you’ll observe great contrasts not only in architecture and geography, but also in lifestyles, traditions, and even the way in which Spanish is spoken.
LMU students may study on programs that are not administered directly by our institution. This study abroad program is an example of an approved Non-LMU program. If a student chooses to study abroad on one of the approved Non-LMU programs, they must follow the below administrative procedure.
Schedule an advising appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator who advises for Non-LMU programs.
Complete a Study Abroad Application for Non-LMU programs by the deadline. Students will go through the Transfer of Credit Approval (TCA) process to determine how the courses will transfer towards their degree as part of their Study Abroad Application. This is in addition to the host institution/organization application materials a student must submit directly to the host institution/organization.
Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their departmental advisor about their study abroad plans and discuss how it fits with their academic plan.
Students who do not complete the above full administrative procedure starting with the Study Abroad office will not be approved to receive Academic Credit for their Study Abroad program.