Santiago: Business and Culture in the 21st Century
¡Bienvenido! We’re excited that you’re preparing to study abroad on an IFSA-Butler program and have chosen the Santiago: Business and Culture in the 21st Century program at Universidad de Chile as your destination. Santiago is a vibrant and charming capital city in the Southern Cone. We’re sure you’re going to love studying there.
There are a few specific forms for this program that you will need to complete along with your IFSA-Butler application. You can find the forms under the Forms tab.
What the Santiago: Business and Culture in the 21st Century program has to offer
What is the academic structure of the Business and Culture in the 21st Century program?
What program courses does IFSA-Butler offer?
Click here to download all course syllabi, or click on a course title below to download an individual syllabus.
Advanced Spanish: Business and Culture (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Doing Business in South America (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
What courses are available to me?
How will I register for courses?
What are the registration conditions?
All courses are graded on an A–F scale, and there is no provision for pass/fail or auditing courses unless pass/fail is the only method of assessment for the course. Students are not allowed to register for on-line, distance education or hybrid courses. See the “Academics” and “Program Fees and Financial Aid” sections in Preparing to Study Abroad for more information.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What if I need academic help during the semester?
Each IFSA-Butler student will also be paired with a local Chilean student from the School of Business and Economics at the Universidad de Chile. This mentor will not only help with day-to-day student life issues, but will also be a language partner for the IFSA-Butler student, with the aim of fostering cultural and language exchange.
What are my housing options?
In addition to the program application, be sure to click on the "Forms" tab to download and complete your Family Placement Form. Once finished, submit your Family Placement Form to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or postal mail.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Yes. Your program fee includes accommodation with your host family while classes are in session and during short university breaks. If you are studying abroad for an entire year, you will need to find alternate housing during the semester breaks. You will be responsible for the any commuting costs you may incur.
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Living and Studying in Santiago
Population: 6 million
Dates & Fees
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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
**Meals: The housing component of our program fee includes three meals per day.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the Business and Culture in the 21st Century program use our easy online application.
Applicants to this program must complete additional forms as part of the application process:
Please submit these forms with the remainder of your program application. They can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail.
If you have already started an application to the Business and Culture in the 21st Century program, you can check the status of your application using the Student Portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help prepare students for their program in Santiago:
Assistant Director for Language-Based Programs Emily Beck assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Emily studied abroad in Mexico, worked in Chile, has traveled through Latin America, Europe and Australia, and is fluent in Spanish. She has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2005, as program advisor, interim resident director, and most recently assistant director for language-based programs. She currently advises students on studying abroad in Latin America and England. Emily can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4249.
Student Accounts Coordinator Marty Weinbrecht assists with the financial side of study abroad and processes payments and invoices. Marty can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4218.
Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our on-site office, including our resident director. Click here to read more about Resident Director Isabel Yevenes.
Upon return from your study abroad program, Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator Sara Bell processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Sara can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4261.
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The program includes six thematically integrated site visits that will enhance classroom learning:
In addition to the thematic excursions, students will also have the opportunity to attend five national and international forums where guest speakers discuss current events related to business issues in Chile.