Spring term runs from late February to mid-July
Fall term runs from mid-July to mid-December
CASA Santiago provides students with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Chilean culture and the Spanish language while receiving credit to apply towards their undergraduate degree.
What is unique about this program?
The CASA Santiago program is offered by the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad, which is comprised of 10 leading research universities in the US and abroad. CASA member institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt University. Cornell/CASA programs currently are offered in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Spain. Harvard University is the administering institution for the CASA Chile Program.
What is unique about Santiago, Chile?
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is located in Chile’s central valley, geographically equidistant from the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Founded in 1541, Santiago’s rich history offers cultural and historic sites throughout its many different neighborhoods, from the 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding streets of the downtown area to the city’s Parque Forestal, which offers Chileans a vast green space to exercise, meet with friends or family, and attend concerts and other cultural events. About 40% of Chileans reside in one of the 20 different communes/districts of Santiago, making it one of Latin America’s most populated cities and Chile’s cultural, political, and economic center.
How do I learn about CASA Santiago?
- Learn more about CASA Santiago's coursework and partner institutions
- Note: CASA Santiago's fall semester runs from late-July to mid-December and spring is late-February to mid-July
- Explore CASA Santiago's activities page to learn more about orientation, overnight trips and cultural excursions
- Review CASA Santiago's Health and Safety Page
- Browse other program related resources
Things to Consider Before Applying
- Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to the next steps
- Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
- Still have questions? Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
- Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad, @CornellEducationAbroad
How do I apply?
The Cornell application is the application for both Cornell approval and program admission. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.