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*KIIS: Chile (Summer)
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Cost: Summer
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Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program
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Faculty/Program Leader(s):
Dizgun, John, Keeling, David
Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Program Description:
Program Description:

This program is offered every other year and is not set to run again until summer 2019. 


Kiis dotExperience Chile

Chile is one of the most fascinating and KIIS Chiledeveloped countries in Latin America. Its physical beauty- including the Andes Mountains, vast Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert, Lake District, and Tierra del Fuego- is matched only by its warm and welcoming people.

KIIS Chile is an excursion-based academic program. We begin and end our journey in modern and vibrant Santiago, where students will discover the many flavors of this cosmopolitan capital. An extensive subway makes getting around Santiago a breeze, and free weekends provide ample time for independent travel.

From Santiago, we head north for several days to La Serena & Coquimbo, sister cities on the Pacific coast. We then travel east for a week to the stunning Elqui Valley, where we examine in detail one of Chile's chief economic exports: grapes. For example, we'll visit the Ovalle table-grape-producing region, a boutique vineyard, and the Capel Pisco distillery to study the impacts of globalization. We also visit the Mamalluca Observatory for a breathtaking midnight display of stars, planets, and galaxies. We conclude at the Pacific resort enclave of Vina del Mar and nearby Valparaiso, Chile's principal port and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Santiago.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the Chile program employs a Place-as-Text academic approach, which encourages students, often in small groups, to take an active role in the direction of their learning. This program includes guest lectures by local Chilean experts and intellectual and social exchanges with Chilean university students.


AGEC 475-1/ECON 410: Topics: International Agribusiness Economics (3 hours)
AGEC 475-2: International Agribusiness Marketing (3 hours)
MGT 305: Ethics and Critical Thinking: Business Ethics (3 hours) Graduate credit available
MGT 316: International Management (3 hours) Graduate credit available
PS 460 Topics: Military Rule and Human Rights in Chile (3 hours) Graduate credit available

For course descriptions, click here.


The KIIS Chile program is an excursion-based academic program with visits to Santiago, La Serena, the Elqui Valley, Vina del Mar, and Valparaiso. Students are housed in a comfortable hotels (doubles, triples or quads) in centrally-located neighborhoods. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and 24/7 wifi. Our hotel apartments in Santiago have kitchen facilities too.

Classroom facilties are onsite. Affordable laundry facilities ('drop-off/pick-up') are located nearby. The program includes all breakfasts and weekday lunche;. students are responsible for weekend lunches and all dinners. The program concludes with a lavish farewell group dinner (included).

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This program is currently not accepting applications.