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Business and Culture in South America: Chile (faculty-led program)
Santiago, Chile
Program Terms: Summer II
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WMU
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Hotel (double)
 Minimum GPA:
2.0
 Class Standing:
Graduate, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Freshman
 Number of Credits:
3
 Program Specialist:
Joseph Rasich
 Language experience required:
No
 Areas of Study:
Business
 Program Length:
Short-Term
Program Description:
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Program Overview

Participants in this program will be visiting a variety of businesses in Chile representing a vast array of industries and meet with entrepreneurs and local trade experts to discuss the area's economic and political environment.  In addition, there will be time for cultural exploration in the capital of Santiago, the beautiful coastal city of Valparaiso, as well as a trip to a resort located in the mountains of the region. The program also has built in optional trips for students to go skiing, hiking and horseback riding.  This study abroad opportunity provides a great blend of business and cultural learning experiences in one of the most successful and modern countries in South America.

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Location

Santiago is the capital of Chile.  A large number of businesses are headquartered in the area making Santiago an economic center of Latin America. With its many museums, events, theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is also the political and cultural center of Chile. Its central location in the country makes it a great base for visiting other areas.  It is possible to ski in the nearby Andes and later be on the beach, all in the same day. Many mountains are also found in and all around Chile making it a great location for hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
Good academic standing; minimum 2.0 GPA.

Academic Program
This course provides students an opportunity to travel to Chile and learn about the unique cultural, political, and economic environment and how business is conducted within this environmental context.

Academic Credit
WMU credit will be awarded for BUS 3960 (undergraduate level) or BUS 6960 (graduate level): International Business Seminar (3 credits) upon successful completion of the program.  Students are urged to work closely with the appropriate academic advisor(s) to determine how these credits will be counted towards their degree.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
To access the complete program budget published at the top of this page, click here. Students should bring a copy of the program budget when they meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss funding for study abroad.

Scholarship
WMU students applying for this program may be eligible for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship, which offers both merit and need-based awards. Business majors (PBA, BBA, MSA, or MBA) are eligible for the HCOB Study Abroad Scholarship. Please note that students may receive either a merit award from the Haenicke Instittute or the HCOB Scholarship, not both.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad.  After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time).  Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead!  Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable).  These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.

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Housing

Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms at the four star hotel Atton el Bosque.

Atton Hotel El Bosque
Roger de Flor 2770, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 (2) 2947 3600


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Itinerary

Monday, July 4: Depart from U.S.
Tuesday morning, July 5:  Arrive in Santiago, Chile
Thursday, July 14: Return to U.S. or personal travel

Tentative itinerary subjet to change. Students are advised to wait until their first meeting with the faculty directors to purchase airfare.

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Additional Resources

Faculty Directors:
Dr. Steve Newell
Haworth College of Business
3184 Schneider Hall
steve.newell@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-6166

Dr. Zahir Quraeshi
Haworth College of Business
3282 Schneider Hall
zahir.quraeshi@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-6093

WMU Study Abroad
Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
2510 Ellsworth Hall
joseph.rasich@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-5890

Host Institution Information
The Austral Group

Country Information (external links)
Chile - Lonely Planet
Santiago - Lonely Planet
Country Specific Information - Chile
Culturegram  - Chile
StudentsAbroad

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This program is currently not accepting applications.