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Chile: IPDS
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Buffalo State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Santiago (view map), is located in the central valley of the Republic of Chile and serves as the country's capital city. Chile, the long ribbon of land running along the southwest coast of South America, rests between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It boasts a very diverse climate, said to be comprised of seven separate climatic types experiencing four seasons--summer December to February, fall March through May, winter June to August, and spring September through May. Castillian, a very distinct version of Spanish, is the national language. Also spoken are four indigenous languages and German.

International Partners

Universidad Mayor 
ECELA Spanish Language School

Program Leaders

Pixita del Prado Hill, Elementary Education & Reading
Angela Patti, Exceptional Education
Raquel Schmidt, Exceptional Education

Program Duration

Study: Spring Semester
Travel: late May 20 to June 11 (3 weeks)


Overall estimate of approximately $5000 includes:

international flight
lodging with host families
group ground transportation
language course and textbook
group cultural/local excursions
meals (group & individual)
travel health insurance
program administrative fees


Open to all current Buffalo State undergraduate or graduate students - including those graduating in May of the year of travel
Must maintain good academic standing  Priority given to education majors

Final program costs are determined once all participants are enrolled. Some expenses are included in a one-time fee applied to Buffalo State tuition bill. Other expenses are paid separately by each student before and during travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.