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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Syracuse University Abroad 
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2019 03/02/2019
03/26/2019 07/08/2019 12/06/2019

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Applicability: Some Financial Aid (Loans)
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.50
Housing Option(s): Host Family/ Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: LMU Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Pamela Underwood
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Economics, Film & Television, Finance, Geography, History, Humanities, International Business, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:


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.


At least three semesters of college-level Spanish are required for application to the program.

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Most participants choose the two-city program experience in Cuenca and Santiago. In both cities, you’ll live with host families, and you’ll receive three home-cooked meals every day. Remember that in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are the opposite of what you’re experiencing in the United States! December is summertime and June is mid-winter.

Cuenca, Ecuador

Located high in the Andes Mountains, Cuenca is a friendly city of 400,000 people. It’s known for its thriving arts scene and works hard to preserve its indigenous and Spanish heritages. Nearby El Cajas, a national park with waterfalls and Inca ruin, offers you opportunities for camping, hiking, and exploring the Andes.

Santiago, Chile

In Santiago, glass high-rises stand tall against the backdrop of the Andes. Santiago, home to 5 million people, is Chile’s largest city and its capital. You’ll commute from your host family’s house to class and between campuses via bus and metro. As you start exploring your new city, you’ll discover that Santiago’s cultural options are on par with those of any major cosmopolitan city and include museums, cinema, live music, parks, and diverse restaurants and nightlife (Bellavista is a perennial favorite). Entertainment spills into nearby communities such as Nunoa (a hot spot for young people) and Las Condes (upscale shopping and dining).

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Important Notes:

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.