What I Did in Santiago
Major: Symbolic Systems
Past Santiago Student Ambassadors
Sean Gallagher (International Relations)
Chile is one of the most ecologically varied places in the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Patagonia.
Melissa Santos (Psychology and Society)
It is one thing to learn about other countries while sitting in a library on Stanford's home campus; but to learn about history–in the midst of where it happened and from people who lived through it–is an unparalleled academic opportunity.
Ellie Bowen - Autumn 2018-19
The program is relatively small, so you get a lot more individualized attention from professors, especially in comparison to normal Stanford classes. The teaching team for the Santiago program is extremely dedicated to student learning, and are always willing to meet with you to discuss class material, offer book recommendations, or help you practice Spanish.
Evani Radiya-Dixit - Spring 2018-19
I choose Santiago for many reasons. I wanted to live with a host family and practice my Spanish. I knew little of Latin American history and was excited to learn more about Chilean politics.
Annika Brakebill (Biology) - Autumn 2017-18
It was always a goal of mine to go abroad and I wanted to keep working on my Spanish. I chose Chile over Spain because I had never spent time in South America and it was more mysterious and exciting to me than Europe.