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Living Accommodations for Santiago, Chile

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.


A homestay bedroom

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.

A typical homestay bedroom will include a desk and chair for homework

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

International Student Housing in Santiago

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.

Kitchen and living room in Santiago's International Housing facility

To choose a privately owned residence hall or rental apartment, you will be responsible to locate and make your own rental agreements.

Quick Details

2022-23 Application Cycle

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Session I/I&II Deadline: April 1
    • Session II Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 15


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 60 students

Summer: 40 students


English | Spanish


APICH - Asociación de Programas Internacionales en Chile AG

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