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  • Locations: Colchagua, Chile; Isla Negra, Chile; Santiago, Chile; Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2019 06/29/2019
NOTE: PRIORITY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1ST, 2019 for better chance at scholarships, easier payment plans, etc.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Foreign Language - Spanish, Liberal Arts
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Hispanic Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Pre-requisites: Yes
Language requirement: Yes Language of instruction: Spanish
Program Leader: Eduardo Espina Primary Contact: Mr. Drew Crawford (
Housing: Apartment (shared), Hotel/Hostel Classification: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

A&M Chile Hispanic Culture through Art and Literature

Faculty Leader

Dr. Eduardo Espina 
Professor, Hispanic Studies

Study Abroad Advisor

Drew Crawford
(979) 845-0544

Santiago CLLA 2016 Sign

Santiago CLLA 2016 UDD camous

Students and street art

Rev and mountains

Group photo

Summer Session 1
May 26th - June 29th, 2019
Depart U.S. May 26th, Arrive in Santiago May 27th 
Santiago, Chile


One of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world, Santiago de Chile, is also one of the artistic centers in Latin America. It is the birthplace of distinguished poets such as Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda (both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature), and renowned painters like Roberto Matta.

This intensive program allows students to study several Latin American authors and artists, improve their Spanish language skills, and earn 6 credit hours of upper level Spanish, all while living in the bustling capital of Chile against the picturesque backdrop of the Andes Mountains and studying on one of the most beautiful campuses in the Americas.

Optional add-ons:
There are two optional components that may be added to Dr. Espina's program. Students who choose to complete an additional component must select one or the other. 

In the first option, students remain in Santiago and complete a 6-week internship through Academic Programs International (API). The recommended dates are July 1 - August 11 and internships in most fields are available. A 6-week program with "flex dates" (July 1 is a customized date) is $5,100. Please see API's website for information on what that cost includes, housing, and other details.  

The second option is a 4-week service-learning program in the Valparaiso/Vina del Mar area through International Studies Abroad (ISA). The start date is flexible but July 9th is recommended. The program price is $2,850 and includes a $250 fee for custom dates. Please see ISA's website for information on projects available in Chile and the program overview (including cost, housing and other information). To apply to participate in this program, go to this TAMU application.   

For more details on either optional add-on, please contact the study abroad internship specialist, Aaron Klein at Please DO NOT start applications for API or ISA without applying for the appropriate program in the TAMU portal first (click here for API and here for ISA).  
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • SPAN 413: Hispanic Culture Through Art  ( 3 cr.)
  • SPAN 460 : Topics in Hispanic Literature( 3 cr.)
  • HISP 250.501: Contemporary Spanish Culture ( 1 cr.) will be offered during the spring 2019 semester to help prepare students for the summer program.   
  • SPAN 484 : Internship ( 3 cr.) is open to students who enroll in an internship or service-learning option, but it is not a required course.  

  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPR of 2.0
  • Must have completed SPAN 202 or have obtained approval of the faculty leader   
  • Must attend all program-related meetings    

Courses feature lectures by a Chilean faculty member and guest lectures by well-known Chilean authors
  • Excursions to Chilean cities such as ValparaÍso and Colchagua
  • Live in one of the most modern cities in Latin America
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $3,800
Lodging and Meals  $1,750  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $625  
In-Country Transportation $220  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $160  
International Health Insurance $45  
Faculty Expenses $600  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,605+
Summer 2019 Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)* $2,200  
International Airfare (Varies*) $1,500*  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed*) $155*  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $600  
Textbooks and Supplies $150 -$200  
Personal Spending (Free weekend, souvenirs, etc.) Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $8,405+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).