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The most notable study programmes offered to foreigners by Chile’s government include post-graduate studies and Master degree programmes. And the greatest thing about them is that you can apply for a scholarship that will take care of your round-trip airline fees, tuition fee, maintenance, health insurance, and even the books you will need during the programme. Nonetheless, even if you are not accepted for a scholarship, the cost of studying here is cheaper than in Western Europe or the U.S, for example.

One thing that you will have to take into account is that, because Chile is located in the southern hemisphere, the school year here begins in March and ends in December. Another interesting fact is that lodging arrangements for international students do not include dormitory rooms. For foreign students, there are two main options for ensuring accommodation: living with a host family or finding a house outside the campus, on their own. Student visas are typically valid for one year, but you can renew it while in Chile, in case your study programme spans for a longer period of time.

The most popular study programmes for foreigners include Languages and Latin American majors,but there are other alternatives you could pursue. For example, when it comes to taking Spanish classes in Chile, the options are countless: classes for backpackers, private and couple courses, small group classes, total immersion programmes, or outdoor teaching sessions. Some programmes even offer mountain biking experiences, surfing classes,or wine valley tours.


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