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Living Accommodations for Santiago, Chile

Due to the availability in accommodations during the program period, not all of these housing options may be available for the Fall 2020 program. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information.


A homestay bedroom is a place to relax, do homework, and get a good night's rest.

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.

Shared Apartments

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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 60 students

Summer: 40 students


English | Spanish


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