Five months is a lot to cover in one review, so I guess I'll start off with just that: the length of the program was nice, as it allowed a lot of the work to be spread out. In addition, it gave a good amount of time to get to know the city and host family. One of my favorite parts of the trip was my host family: I had a sister about my age, and a little two year old nephew who lived at home and was so much fun to play with. It was a very vibrant experience, and it really added a lot to my time.
Although the city of Santiago isn't the most charismatic place, there is a LOT to see and do. Five months isn't even enough to scratch the surface. It was nice that classes were located on different campuses in different regions of the city, which forces you to get out and about. I really enjoyed that the program has a set office location, which is in a very good central location. Also a highlight was Isa, the program director, who was one of my favorite people I met in Chile. Overall, I do have some unfulfilled wishes for my study abroad experience, but I'm really happy with the opportunity that IFSA provided.