Not all housing options may be available during your program period. Due to local health guidelines, you will likely be placed in single room housing. Please contact the Program Advisor for more information.
You will move in with your host family after orientation. The families are located within a 30- to 50-minute commute to the university and will provide you with a room, breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch, the main meal in Chile, is available in the university neighborhood at a modest cost. Boarding with a family provides an unmatched opportunity for practicing your Spanish and learning Chilean culture and customs and is highly recommended.
Staying in a homestay in Santiago will provide you with a synthesis of a big Latin American capital city coupled with the atmosphere of a local Chilean neighborhood; the neighborhoods of Providencia, Las Condes, and Ñuñoa mix residences and offices with small streets and expansive avenues, commercial centers, traditional boutiques, parks, and plazas. Areas with cafes, restaurants, and cinemas can be found in different parts of the city with a diversity of styles and local cultures.
There are private rooms and shared rooms (two people) available, as well as private or shared bathrooms depending on the room chosen/available. Each apartment has a small study area and a kitchen. Depending on the building there may be other facilities available, such as a laundry room, gym, swimming pool, bikes, and grills for barbecues. The apartments are conveniently located in downtown Santiago and are only a 10-minute commute by metro to get to campus. In apartments, students will live with other USAC students.
To choose a privately owned residence hall or rental apartment, you will be responsible to locate and make your own rental agreements.
Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1
Preferred GPA: 2.5
Semester: 60 students
Summer: 40 students
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