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Activities for Santiago, Chile

Extracurricular activities include intramural sports, intercambios (Spanish conversation partners), art workshops, reflection groups, and organized social projects in the community. In addition to USAC-planned events, Santiago is host to an annual calendar of seminars and conferences in the fields of arts, sciences, and politics; public competitions like marathons and “cicletadas” (open bike races); and popular events like cultural and holiday celebrations and parades.

Specific course field trips are also organized to the National Museum of History, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Pre-Columbian Museum of Art, the Salvador Allende Museum, the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, the National Library, and the recently opened Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center and Andean Museum.

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Volunteer at a local foundation or non-profit organization (USAC group volunteer projects are also organized)
  • Intern at a museum or in the field of communications
  • Attend seminars in politics, economics, and science
  • Attend local theatre, musical performances, film exhibitions, fairs, and festivals
  • Play soccer, tennis, and basketball with local students
  • Participate in runs, marathons, and bicycle races in and around the city
  • Visit local historic sites in and around Santiago
  • Go on hiking trips with local students
  • Sign up for the conversation partner exchange

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open for late applications; Current passport holders only

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 60 students

Summer: 40 students


English | Spanish


APICH--Associación de Programas Internacionales en Chile AG

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