IES Chile

IES Chile — Academics

Program Structure

IES is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. More information can be found in the Academics Policy.


Semester / Academic Year Programs

Santiago—Study in Santiago Semester and academic year participants enroll in a 4-credit Spanish language course and choose from a wide variety of courses in anthropology, art history, environmental studies, economics, history, Latin American studies, literature, political science, international relations and sociology. Regular university courses are available at the Universidad de Chile and the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile. Take advantage of a service-learning project in connection with any of the program courses. Internships are available in arts, business, community development, education, government, health studies, social work, sociology and psychology. Instruction in Spanish by Chilean faculty. Typical credits: 30 for academic year; 15 for fall or spring semester.

Summer Programs

Health Studies Summer program participants enroll in a clinical observation internship, which provides an opportunity to observe patient care at local clinics and public health organizations. In addition, students take Spanish for Medical Practitioners, which is designed for students in health sciences. Typical credits: 8 for summer.

Finding Course Information

Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information.