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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
Quick Facts:
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Accommodation: Homestay GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish On-Site Staff: International Student Coordinator
Required Course: Early Start Language Course Minimum Language Requirement: CCR1
BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Pat ODonnell
Program Description:
The University

One of the premier universities of South America, PUC offers a broad curriculum. The main campus is located in downtown Santiago, with four branches spread throughout the city. The university’s academic strengths include: business, economics, political science, history, education, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, and psychology. Students attending PUC must take a 2-month interdisciplinary seminar on Chilean culture, history, politics, and women’s issues.
 
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The Program

Upon arrival, BC students have an intensive orientation to Santiago, Chilean culture, and the Chilean academic system. They also take an intensive three-week Spanish course. 

On-site Staff
Paulina Court
Head of Academic Exchange Program for International Students

Cecilia Blanch
Housing Coordinator

University Address:
Dirección de Relaciones Académicas Internacionales
Coordinadora de Estudios en el Extranjero
Avda. Lib. Bernardo O´Higgins 340, Of. 13. Santiago, Chile

Academics & Support

As a BC student, you are required to take a full load of courses at your host institution abroad. BC program participants can refer to the academic policies page for details. Course information can be found here.
Remember that BC spring semester corresponds to PUC Chile’s Primer semestre and BC fall semester corresponds to PUC Chile’s Segundo semestre. So, for Spring 2018 courses, choose 2018-1 and for Fall 2017 choose 2017-2.

Dates
  • Fall Term: Starts in early July and ends in mid-December
  • Spring Term: Starts in early February and ends in early July.
Finances

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.
 
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BC utilizes the services of an external housing coordinator, Cecilia Blanch, to assist students in finding home-stay accommodations.

BC students are required to live with a local family for the first two months, and may move to another home-stay if unhappy within the first two months.

All Pontificia Universidad Católica students are billed by BC for their housing. Cecilia Blanch or a Chilean home-stay family member will meet students at the airport. In addition, students will have their own room and laundry services. Cecilia Blanch will contact students with information about their homestays well in advance of their arrival: all students must fill out and return the housing form that Cecilia sends as soon as possible.

Travel Information

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Students will be met at the Santiago airport and picked up, provided they supply necessary travel information one month prior to arrival to the housing coordinator, Cecilia Blanch.

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.