University of Oregon

CIEE: Business and Culture in Santiago

Program Overview

The Business and Culture program will help you gain a critical appreciation of Chile’s unique business sector and its importance in Latin America. The program is ideal for students with lower language skill levels, a keen interest in international business and economics, and a desire to learn about the ongoing process of economic transformation in Chile and Latin America. The program aims to enhance your knowledge of international business from a local, national, and regional perspective, and to develop technical, cultural, and linguistic skills for future leadership in the global marketplace. These goals are achieved through a core CIEE business course and direct enrollment business courses offered – in English - at the Facultad de Economia y Negocios (FEN) of the University of Chile, the country’s top public university.

Your required course-load will include a Spanish language course, the Intercultural Business Challenges in Latin America course, one elective business course, and one business or non-business elective. You will be placed in an intensive language class according to your ability as determined by a placement exam at the beginning of the program. Spanish courses specifically focused on business vocabulary and communications are available for students at all language levels.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Business and Culture in Santiago, Chile

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

At least two terms of college-level Spanish or the equivalent is required; One year is recommended.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20173/15/2017mid-Julylate November
Academic Year2017-20183/15/2017mid-Julymid-July
Spring Semester201810/1/2017late Februarymid-July

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.