Curriculum

Students spend a semester or year enrolled at one of 11 host universities alongside their Chilean peers. In addition to three university courses and an internship (or four university courses), students are required to take a writing course during their first term of study in Chile.  Students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury must receive pre-approval in order to participate in a for-credit internship.

Students should be prepared for the different educational environment in Chile.  Classes are generally large and lecture based with less emphasis placed on class participation.  The universities located in the smaller metropolitan areas often have fewer international students and therefore a more authentic Chilean educational experience.

Although students do not register for courses until they arrive in Chile, there is limited course information available on each university's website. Students should use these listings as guides to the types of courses that will be available to them and as a basis for discussion with their academic advisors. 

To learn more about the different universities, click here. Can't decide which one is right for you? We've put together an online quiz to help you find a possible match. While it may not necessarily identify a university with all of your preferences, it can help get you started. Then, get in touch with the advisor of the School in Chile to reach a decision. 

Click here for a list of available disciplines by university in Chile.