Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


Chilean Universities Program

Posted on July 22, 2010

In affiliation with IFSA Butler


In affiliation with Butler University, Wheaton is able to offer students the opportunity to enroll in three major universities in this South American country. Students are fully integrated into campus life and classes. A range of subject areas are available. For details, check the Butler University website.


Chile is diverse in geography, climate and its people, reflecting both European and indigenous cultures and traditions. It is possible to learn about and then visit the sites of the ancient empire of the Incas; or study the works of Chilean Nobel Prize poets Pablo Neruda or Gabriela Mistral; or acquire an understanding of the political and social and economic changes in Chile.


Academic Year and Semester Options

Program Dates

Academic Year in Southern Hemisphere runs from February to December.

  • Semester 1 (U.S. Spring): February – July
  • Semester 2 (U.S. Fall): July – December

Courses & Credit

Students enroll in four to five courses each semester. Mandatory Advanced Spanish Language courses may be combined with program and university courses. 15 to 16 U.S. semester hours earns 4.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum GPA – 3.0. Two years of college level Spanish or the equivalent.

Housing & Board

Students live with families and three meals per day are provided.


Wheaton Fees. Expenses include tuition, housing and meals.

Other Expenses

$500 Administrative fee, Passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, supplemental study abroad insurance and personal expenses.


All materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment to see Lynn Gaylord at the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Chile. All courses are taught in Spanish. For more information, check Butler University's website.

The Universidad de Chile (20,000)

  • Architecture and Urban Development
  • Literature and Linguistics
  • Philosophy and Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • School of Performing Arts (Music) and School of Visual Arts

The Universidad Católica de Chile (17,000)

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Economics and Business
  • Sciences

The Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (9,000)

  • Basic Sciences and Mathematics
  • Economics and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and Education

Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Here is a video made by IFSA Santiago alum Cecilia Tripoli about her experience:

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