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  • Locations: La Serena, Chile; Santiago, Chile; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Credit Hours:
24 collegiate credit hours Class Standing: 1-Sophomore, 2-Junior, 3-Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

La Serena, Chile

Students from all disciplines in the University System of Georgia are invited to apply to study in South America July 7 – August 2, 2016
The program takes place in the city of La Serena which is located on the Pacific Coast of central Chile. The program offers a variety of courses as well as many opportunities to explore and experience the rich culture and breath-taking landscapes of the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Courses will be held in connection with the University of La Serena, with a magnificent view of the city  We will visit museums, churches, historical sites and at least one of the many astronomical observatories in the Andes Mountains.  Students will spend 4 days in Chile’s capital city of Santiago, to tour the historic and modern metropolitan attractions. The schedule includes an optional day of skiing in the world renowned El Colorado ski resort in the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains.

This is a joint program with the University of North Georgia, Georgia Gwinnett College and Armstrong Atlantic State University.
What's Included What's NOT Included
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast and most lunches
  • Welcome/Farewell dinners
  • Private bus to/from La Serena
  • Weekend excursion in the Andes Mountains
  • Observatory and museum entrance fees
  • Tours in Santiago and Valparaiso
  • Tuition
  • Passport
  • Souvenirs
  • A few lunches
  • Most dinners
  • Local transportation when not part of the program
  • Optional ski trip

Date: TBD
Cost: TBD (does not include tuition)

Courses Offered

Available Courses In English & Spanish
AM Courses (3 credits each) PM Courses (3 credits each)
  • MUSC1100: Music Appreciation (LD)
  • SPAN2001: Intermediate Spanish I* (LD)
  • SPAN2002: Intermediate Spanish II* (LD)
  • HIST1111: Civilization I (World History I) (LD)
  • POLS5440U: Latin American Politics (UD)
  • SABR2960: Study Abroad - Chilean Culture (LD)
  • SPAN3510: Spanish Study Abroad* (UD)
  • HIST5100: Special Topic: History of Chile (UD)
  • POLS3990: Society and Culture of Chile (UD)
Choose one morning class and one afternoon class
* = taught in Spanish

Things to See & Do

La Serena (the Serene One) is known for its white-sand beaches as well as some of the best maintained Spanish-colonial architecture in the country.

Classes will visit museums, wineries, historic sites as well as some of Chile’s many astronomical observatories in the Andes Mountains. Program includes an overnight stay in the Andes Mountains. Students will also spend five days in Chile’s capital of Santiago where they will tour the historic and modern attractions. The itinerary also includes an optional day trip to ski in the nearby Andes near Santiago.

For further questions please contact:

GGC - Dr. Eugene Berger - - 678-964-5851
UNG - Cristian Harris -
AASU - James Anderson - & Nancy Tille-Victorica -

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.