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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: NO
Excursions: YES Housing Type: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: YES Advisor: Alessandra Capossela
Subjects Offered: Environmental Studies 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.

Located on Lago Villarrica, near the cities of Temuco and Pucón, this small branch campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica offers programs focused on social and environmental sustainability.  The main goal of the Villarrica campus is to contribute to the Araucanía region through education and sustainable development.  This makes PUC Villarrica an ideal location for our spring semester Sustainability and Society Track, with a particular focus on socio-ecological sustainability.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
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 ( 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.