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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Chile Santiago

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: Language Intensive


Successful previous participation on the Dominican Republic: Santiago program or completion of Spanish 321. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in language study are required.                                                                   
Campus Contacts:

Wendy Woodrich
Senior Lecturer in Spanish Language & Literature
ext. 7428

Freddy Vilches
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language & Literature
ext. 7431

Program Design:
In cooperation with Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Lewis & Clark offers this program at Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Universidad Diego Portales. Includes local outings as well as weekend excursions to Valparaíso and La Serena. Students live with host families.

Requirements Fulfilled:
Fulfills the two course international studies and overseas study requirements for the Hispanic Studies major, the Foreign Languages Major with Spanish as primary language, and the requirement for the Latin American Studies minor. 

4 courses per semester/16 credits

Following a two-week advanced intensive Spanish language and culture course, students enroll in regular university courses at the host universities, where they can choose from a wide range of course offerings in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A sampling of the courses and course descriptions are available on the CIEE Courses webpage for the program.

Relationship to On-Campus Curriculum:

Recommended Courses:

     HIST 141: Colonial Latin American History

     HIST 142: Modern Latin American History

Application Process:
This program has a dual application process. Student must first submit a Lewis & Clark Application. Once admitted by Lewis & Clark, the students will receive instructions for submitting their secondary application to CIEE and will receive a separate notification letter of admittance.  Please keep a digital copy of your essays and other application materials as you will need to submit these similar materials to CIEE. Please note that this secondary application process can be as late as the semester preceding your scheduled participation.


  • General Information

    Passport Details:
    You will be required to email a high-resolution, color scan of your passport to the Overseas Office within 30 days of being accepted into a program. We recommend that you apply for a passport as early as possible. For more info, visit our Passport Resources page.

    Visa fees and requirements: A visa is required for this program.  You will be notified when it is time to apply and our office has received all of the necessary supporting documents. 

    Please make an appointment with Student Health Service to get an updated list of immunizations that are recommended or mandatory for this program. You may also be required to submit various test results (HIV, chest x-rays, etc.) as a part of your visa application.

    Students will be required to show proof of health insurance with coverage for international travel, as per the Affordable Care Act. Lewis & Clark College will provide supplemental travel insurance coverage through iNext.

    Fees To Plan For:
    Fees for the following items are not included in the comprehensive program fee:
    Passport fees
    Required photographs
    Visa fees
    Immunizations and health exams
    Transportation to city of departure
    Post-program travel


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