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IES Abroad Santiago - Health Studies January Term

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Semester in Chile

The IES Santiago Program was very well run. The staff are great, and are always willing to help in anyway they can. The city is pretty easy to navigate, and really has everything you will need. While Santiago is not the most beautiful city, the rest of the country is fantastic. In addition to being breathtakingly beautiful, there are opportunities for every kind of outdoor sport possible (mountain biking, zip-lining, hiking, rafting, sandboarding etc.). I would highly recommend this program!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Santiago: Best City in South America

IES's program in Santiago is incredibly well organized and provides a great glimpse into Chilean culture. They have a variety of classes offered at their own center as well as access to La Universidad de Chile and La Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, both of which are the top universities in Chile. I also took part in the Health Studies program (Clinical Observation Internship combined with Medical Spanish), which also helped me to recognize my passion for medicine. In addition, Santiago is a great city: 6 million people, which is large enough, but not massive like Buenos Aires (12 million people). Chile has TONS of outdoor activities, which I took full advantage of. I was able to travel all over Chile and to Peru and Argentina. If you are looking for a Spanish-language study abroad experience, I HIGHLY recommend studying in Santiago, Chile.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

IES Santiago Summer Health Studies

This was an amazing program! The clinical experience was truly one-of-a-kind and it solidified the fact that I wanted to be a doctor.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

Great Experience for Those Considering Medicine

Studying abroad in Santiago, Chile was such a great experience! I met people from all over the United States and experienced Chile in such a different way from my family vacations. Although it feels as if you are having fun the entire month, you are gaining an insightful perspective of the Chilean healthcare system and culture. Definitely want to go back in the future! I recommend it.

Program Administration:
Fantastic faculty! So wonderful and willing to help with anything. Such interesting and well-read people.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

IES - Chile, Santiago

Great for people who are interested in health (medical, Spanish and clinical observation are great classes). Santiago isn't the most beautiful city but outside of the city it is truly amazing. All in all a great program.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

I thought the IES family in Santiago was...

I thought the IES family in Santiago was great. The small program size (approx. 20-25) allows you to get to know not only all of the kids in your program but allows you to become friends with the staff/administrators, who are all super cool and friendly. The city itself is a huge metropolitan area with plenty to do (eg. museums, cultural centers, bars, nightclubs, malls and cafes). The workload was a lot less than my home university, which allowed for plenty of time to explore the city as well as travel up and down Chile. The staff are really helpful in planning trips and giving advice about things to see and places to visit. Overall, great city and program. I wish I had the chance to do a full year.

Overall Rating

5/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Great for people who are interested in health...

Great for people who are interested in health (medical Spanish and clinical observation are great classes). Santiago isn't the most beautiful city, but outside of the city it is truly amazing. All in all a great program.