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  • Locations: Valdivia, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level instruction with a 'B' average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: YES
Excursions: YES Housing Type: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: YES Advisor: Alessandra Capossela
Subjects Offered: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, Geology, German, History, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Spanish, Spanish/Hispanic Literature, Studio Art Recommended Program: YES
Program Description:
Chile Banner

Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, and stretching 4,300 km from the Peruvian border in the north to Cape Horn and the Strait of Magellan in the south, Chile encompasses every kind of environment from tropical to desert to sub Antarctic.  The long, impossibly thin line of Chile boasts a magnificent Pacific coastline, Andean peaks with over 50 active volcanoes, the inhospitable Atacama Desert, and Chilean Patagonia.  Since the end of military rule and the return of a stable democracy in 1990, Chile has proven an attractive site for university-level study. Chilean history covers all phases and models that students may have studied and wish to learn about first-hand.

The Universidad Austral de Chile is a private university that serves as the cultural center of Valdivia.   Its 60-acre setting on the Isla Teja between the Calle-Calle, Cruces, and Cau-Cau rivers makes it an enviable location for the university's excellent rowing program.  The university is located one mile from the center of town and transportation is readily available.  The university boasts strong programs in ecology, marine biology, and forestry and offers a variety of liberal arts courses, including a faculty of fine arts.   

The Universidad Austral de Chile is also one of the sites of the School in Chile's fall semester Sustainability and Society track.  In the fall semester, this track allows students to engage in coursework in geology and geography during the semester, as well as a research project that will provide them with the skills and methodologies to carry out a culminating fieldwork experience at the end of the semester in one of Chile's many national parks.  During the semester, students in the track will have the opportunity to gain additional real world experience through a credit internship with an organization working in the fields of environmental studies and sustainability.  


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 07/20/2022 12/17/2022
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Chile Dates & Fees page (https://www.middlebury.edu/schools-abroad/schools/chile/dates-fees). MIDDLEBURY UNDERGRADUATES must apply by February 1, 2022.
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 07/20/2022 07/15/2023
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Chile Dates & Fees page (https://www.middlebury.edu/schools-abroad/schools/chile/dates-fees). MIDDLEBURY UNDERGRADUATES must apply by February 1, 2022.
Calendar Year 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 02/22/2023 12/16/2023
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Chile Dates & Fees page (https://www.middlebury.edu/schools-abroad/schools/chile/dates-fees). MIDDLEBURY UNDERGRADUATES must apply by February 1, 2022.
Spring 2023 10/02/2022 ** Rolling Admission 02/22/2023 07/15/2023
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Chile Dates & Fees page (https://www.middlebury.edu/schools-abroad/schools/chile/dates-fees). MIDDLEBURY UNDERGRADUATES must apply by February 1, 2022.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.