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  • Program Terms: Summer I
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  • Restrictions: WMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

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Program Overview

Students will intern for nearly 2 months during the North American summer (Chile's winter). Internship placement is available in a variety of fields, and our partner organization focuses not only on providing a quality internship experience, but also advancing participants' employability, cultural agility, country-specific knowledge, and global connections. Throughout the internship, students will be enrolled in an internship seminar and also have the option to take a 3-credit Spanish course.

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Students will be placed Santiago, Chile  during their internship.  As the capital city, Santiago is an ideal location for students because it is the financial, political and cultural hub for South America. Home to more than five million people, Santiago is Chile’s industrial and financial center, and has a dynamic business sector that is ideal for students looking to intern with startups. Public transportation is efficient in Santiago and students are sure to enjoy the wide range of street food available throughout the city.

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Academic Eligibility
2.5 GPA, Good Academic Standing. 

Academic Program
Our partner organization is able to place students in a variety of different fields. Past students have interned in accounting, business, education, political science, communication, and tourism. Students from all majors, however, are encouraged to apply.

Academic Credit
Students may arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship, or they can earn elective credits through the internship provider's school of recordMost academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunities. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to submitting an application.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Program budget depends on how credit will be earned for participation. Please schedule an appointment with the study abroad specialist indicated at the bottom of this page to get discuss your plans and obtain a cost estimate.

Students are encouraged to check with their individual college and department to see if scholarships for study abroad may be available. Please also view our scholarship page on the website for additional funding opportunities.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget. 

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Students will be housed with a host family who will both help facilitate language learning and integration into the Chilean community. 2 meals are included with your homestay each day.

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May 13: Internship begins
July 10: Internship ends

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Sarah Reid
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890

Host Institution Information (external links)

Country Information (external links)
Lonely Planet - Chile
Department of State Information
Country Specific Information - Chile
Culturegram - Chile

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This program is currently not accepting applications.