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GW Chile
Santiago, Chile (GW Partner) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: GW applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 3
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Language(s) of Instruction:
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Housing Options:
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Host Institution:
Pontificia Universidad de Catolica de Chile, Universidad de Chile
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Class Status:
Undergraduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Additional Experience:
Internship, Volunteer
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Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
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Program Sponsor:
GW Study Program
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Program Tier Fee:
Tier 4
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
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GW Chile

In Santiago students find themselves in an immersive program, in which they live with host families and are constantly exposed to the Spanish language. They live the life of a Santiaguino, commuting daily to the university and interacting with Chilean classmates. In this environment, students begin to perfect their Spanish skills, acquiring an invaluable asset for any future career.


To be eligible to apply to the GW Chile program, students must:
  • Have completed a total of 45 credit hours before participating in the program
  • Be in good judicial standing and not have a significant record of judicial infractions at GW
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed the equivalent of five semesters (SPAN 2005) of Spanish language before the semester abroad

Application Requirements

Participants are selected for admission on the basis of their applications, academic transcripts, judicial status, and preparation for study abroad. 
Students apply to the GW Chile program by submitting the applications and supporting documents to the Office for Study Abroad. The Office for Study Abroad nominates qualified applicants and forwards their materials to the International Relations Office of Universidad de Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for final review and approval. 
In order to start an application for a GW Study Program program, please click the "Apply Now" button above. Application requirements include:  
  • Personal statement in English
  • Official GW transcript
  • Academic and Housing questionnaires
  • Passport Information
  • 4 Passport Photos
  • Optional supplemental internship application for interested students, which includes a resume in English and Spanish and an internship proposal submitted as part of the online application
Other Requirements to be provided upon acceptance to the program include:
  • A $500 nonrefundable deposit
  • Full medical history


Academic Year: March 15
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Please note: Your application is complete once all of the boxes have been checked off. You will not receive an email confirming that your application is complete. 

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How did this program contribute to your overall learning experience at GW?
This program forced me to become more independent and to take on added responsibilities. My understanding of Latin American history, and Chilean history especially, greatly improved. The social and political unrest in Chile today is a fascinating prism through which to study their previous two centuries of independence.
     — Seth Bishop, Fall 2011
Read what others have said about this program.
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