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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Furman applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

The application period for this program has not started.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: Spanish
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Adrian Massei - Modern Languages & Literatures Areas of Study: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Per Term: 16 credits
Foreign Language Immersion: Yes Program Features: Host Families, Language Immersion
Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, Furman Institutional Aid, Furman Merit Based Scholarships, State Aid, Study Away Scholarship Housing: Host Family/ Home Stay
Program Description:


OVERVIEWPhoto of student group in Chile

The Chile program is designed to provide Spanish majors and students with substantial coursework in the language with a semester-long immersion experience in Chile’s capital, Santiago. Students enroll in four courses. Native Spanish faculty at the prestigious Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile teach two of the courses, and the Furman faculty director teaches the other two. The program includes visits to important cultural centers and areas in the country as well as guided educational excursions to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Machu Picchu, Peru.


SPN 301 Travel Study in Spanish Language
Part of the study away curriculum. Es): Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Faculty

SPN 305  Advanced Spanish Oral and Written
This course is designed for advanced students to refine their spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis is on sustained expository, persuasive and rhetorical communication; on advanced grammar usage and syntax; and on precision in the production of phonological and intonational patterns of modern Spanish. 4 credits.
Instructor(s): Dr. Adrián Massei

SPN 340 Travel Study in Spanish-American Literature
Part of the study away curriculum. Overview of contemporary Spanish-American literature, focusing on the poetry, narrative, and drama of the country. Readings and discussions of representative texts complemented by viewing selected works in the theatre. 4 credits.
Instructor(s): Dr. Adrián Massei

SPN 350 Travel Study in Contemporary Spanish-American
Part of the study away curriculum. Through lectures, literary readings, and visits toareas of cultural interest, students familiarize themselves with contemporary Spanish-American life, as well aswith the contributions of indigenous cultures to contemporary Spanish-American society. Research on a cultural topic will culminate in a written project. 4 credits.
Instructor(s): Dr. Pablo Whipple, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Semester faculty-led programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the program. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals. The program is designed to accommodate majors and non-majors. The minimum prerequisite for participation in the program is SPN 201. We generally require students to be enrolled in a Spanish course during the semester prior to participating in the study away program.


The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance. 


Students will pay 2017-2018 semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Federal, State and Furman financial aid that a student normally receives will apply. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office.


To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.


Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.


Roundtrip airfare from a designated city to program location*
Lodging for the duration of the program
Meals for the duration of the program*
Transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)
International phone plan allowance for basic communication purposes*
*may be in the form of a program fee credit


Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
Required books/materials/supplies/equipment/gear
Passport fees


International cell phone charges above the provided allowance
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance 
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Transportation, meals and lodging for independent travel

This program is currently not accepting applications.