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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/02/2020 07/12/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: Spanish Academic Disciplines: Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering Housing Type: Homestay, Hostel, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  Early July – Mid July
Fall semester:  Early July – Mid December
Spring semester:  Early February – Mid July

This university is located in Santiago, Chile. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

PUC was founded in 1888 as a project of higher learning. The university's leadership in research and graduate programs has had considerable influence on the country's cultural and scientific development. There are approximately 20,000 students at the University, which offers programs in a variety of Engineering, Science, Management and Social Science disciplines. The university offers a beautiful, green campus full of services available to all students. Classrooms are well equipped and maintained. PUC is on one of an elite group of foreign institutions whose engineering programs are approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), which accredits U.S. engineering programs. PUC is also attractive because it is located in the heart of Santiago, only minutes away from much of what the city has to offer.

  •     off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
  •     host family
  •     hostel
Housing for exchange students is generally with families. Living with a host family is a great way to improve your Spanish and allows you an insider's look at Chilean culture. PUC provides exchange students with information on a private placement service. This private placement service charges a one time $65 fee for finding a host family in the Santiago area. If you don't want to live with a family, you may stay in a hostel for roughly $400 per month.

  •     no meal plan
  •     on-campus dining

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info

For detailed course information: click here


Classes are only offered in Spanish. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level Spanish or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 PUC credit = 0.576 GT credits
Typical course: 10 PUC credits = 5 GT credits

PUC Grade = US Grade
6.0 - 7.0 = A
4.5 - 5.9 = B
4.0 - 4.4 = C
3.0 - 3.9 = D
0.0 - 2.9 = F

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
In order to study in Chile, you must have a valid passport and student visa. Student visas cost $100 (and are valid for one full year). In order to receive your visa, you must fill out and submit the proper application, present proof of your health insurance, and be able to provide proof of sufficient funds. For further information and a visa application contact the Chilean Embassy click here?
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis