• Chile
    • Santiago
8 weeks

Program Details

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Price Details
Contact IES Abroad or see website for details: www.IESabroad.org
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Jul 07, 2022
Sep 27, 2019
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About Program

Intern in one of Latin America's strongest economies while improving your Spanish Language skills. Home to more than six million people, Santiago is Chile’s industrial and financial center, and has a dynamic business sector, as well. Commute to work via the bus or metro, and step out for a lunch of caldillo de congrio (a traditional fish stew) or empanadas at the Mercado Central.

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

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Program Highlights

  • Before you go, we work with you to fine-tune your resume, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.
  • You'll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization where you will work up to 40 hours a week.
  • Develop your professional skills and gain substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market.
  • Live in a homestay with a family or seora, who will help facilitate your language learning and integration into the Chilean community. 19 meals per week are provided.
  • Get to know Santiago through extracurricular activities and cultural events.

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You’ll intern at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours per week. You will also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. You have the option of enrolling in a 3-credit Spanish language course at no extra cost, as well, which is highly recommended to enhance your integration.


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Financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why IES Abroad offers more than $6 million in scholarships and aid. IES Abroad offers a number of diversity scholarships and grants to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad.

$500 - $5,000

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Amazing Trip!

During my program, I completed a research project in the folklore archive of the Chilean National Library. Through this internship, I was able to further narrow down what sort of career path I wanted to take and what kind of work environment I want to be in. The placement process for internships was a little last minute (within a couple weeks of the program starting) because IES was going through staffing changes, but ultimately, everything ended up working out and the program went smoothly.

Chile is also an amazing country to travel to for its natural landmarks alone. Things like the Atacama Desert and Patagonia are just a short plane trip away and the Andes Mountains are visible at any point in Santiago! IES also took us on field trips to several places around such as La Moneda (the main government office) and Valparaiso!

The program was also relatively affordable compared to other summer study abroad programs, and IES does give financial aid if needed.

Overall I had a fantastic experience, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to take advantage of the opportunity to work and study abroad!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of your free time! Because you will be working a 9-5 job during Chile's Winter, chances are it will be dark when you finish work and you will be tired. Make sure that you don't let that stop you from enjoying yourself and really make the most of your entire trip!
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