Summer Session 1
May 26th - June 29th, 2019
Depart U.S. May 26th, Arrive in Santiago May 27th
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.
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 email@example.com
. 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
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
|Lodging and Meals
|Excursions and Cultural Site Visits
|Study Abroad Admin Fee
|Miscellaneous Program Expenses
|International Health Insurance
|Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee
|Summer 2019 Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)*
|International Airfare (Varies*)
|Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed*)
|Meals (those not included in Program Fee)
|Textbooks and Supplies
|Personal Spending (Free weekend, souvenirs, etc.)
|Total Estimated Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
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:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
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:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
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:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
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:
- $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
- $1,000 Program Deposit
- Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).