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Chile - Nursing: SCSU Short-Term
Concepcion, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/12/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Host University Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: No Housing Options: Host Families
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:



The Chile nursing program gives students the opportunity to live and study for approximately four weeks in a Latin American country whose culture is significantly different from their own. Students will be fully immersed in Chilean society by living with a host family and working alongside native Chileans.  This unique opportunity allows students the chance to receive an authentic perspective of South American society while gaining a cross-cultural observational experience for their nursing degree. This experiential learning opportunity gives students a chance to utilize their nursing major in a multicultural world. 

Fast Facts 

Academic Calendar:  Fall or Spring Semester 
Credits: Experiential Learning - Nursing
Faculty & Staff: On-site faculty                                       
Housing:  Host Families
Meals:  Two host family meals per day
Language of instruction:  English/Spanish
Costs: Fall - CLICK HERE, Spring - CLICK HERE


The experience will build on the theoretical base of the courses: NURS 401 Holistic Adult Care and NURS 404 Population Based Health Care. The experience will include planning and implementation of nursing care for individuals, families, and aggregates in public health agencies, schools, and other community settings. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will greatly benefit senior year nursing students and widen their horizons.


With a combined population of nearly 1,000,000, the Concepción metropolitan area is the second largest in Chile!  The city itself is a bustling center of commerce and industry with many clubs, shops, and restaurants to explore. Students living in Concepción will be just a short bus ride away from several beautiful beaches and other local attractions.


Students live with Chilean families, receiving two meals daily. Living with Chilean families provides the students with a unique learning environment and immerses students in the Chilean lifestyle and culture, allowing for the sharing of cultural experiences. 


  • Completion of necessary pre-requisites for NURS 401

  • Comfortable living in a Spanish speaking country

  • GPA of 2.5  or higher