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Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Santiago, Chile. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
PUC was founded in 1888 as a project of higher learning. The university's leadership in research and graduate programs has had considerable influence on the country's cultural and scientific development. There are approximately 20,000 students at the University, which offers programs in a variety of Engineering, Science, Management and Social Science disciplines. The university offers a beautiful, green campus full of services available to all students. Classrooms are well equipped and maintained. PUC is on one of an elite group of foreign institutions whose engineering programs are approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), which accredits U.S. engineering programs. PUC is also attractive because it is located in the heart of Santiago, only minutes away from much of what the city has to offer.
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
- host family
Housing for exchange students is generally with families. Living with a host family is a great way to improve your Spanish and allows you an insider's look at Chilean culture. PUC provides exchange students with information on a private placement service. This private placement service charges a one time $65 fee for finding a host family in the Santiago area. If you don't want to live with a family, you may stay in a hostel for roughly $400 per month.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For detailed course information: click here
Classes are only offered in Spanish. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level Spanish or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
If you need to freshen up on your Spanish skills, PUC offers an intensive language program for exchange students. Even if you think your Spanish is at a high enough level to jump right into regular PUC classes, we recommend that you attend PUC's intensive Spanish to get yourself used to speaking the language on a daily basis: click here
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 PUC credit = 0.576 GT credits
Typical course: 10 PUC credits = 5 GT credits
PUC Grade = US Grade
6.0 - 7.0 = A
4.5 - 5.9 = B
4.0 - 4.4 = C
3.0 - 3.9 = D
0.0 - 2.9 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.