South America

South America

South America is a continent located in the western hemisphere, mostly in the southern hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the northern hemisphere. It is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is the model used in nations that speak Romance languages. The reference to South America instead of other regions (like Latin America or the Southern Cone) has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics (in particular, the rise of Brazil).

It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve sovereign states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela), a part of France (French Guiana), and a non-sovereign area (the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory though this is disputed by Argentina). In addition to this, the ABC islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama may also be considered part of South America.

Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea

Program Independent Program - Fall, Spring or Summer session 
Price Independent Program: Between $24,000-32,000 depending on accommodations
Courses

Undergraduate Course Articulation - Semester at Sea (All courses in English)

General Education Courses

Required courses for major

Application Please visit the International Student Center for application information
Dates Offered for spring, summer and fall
Website Semester at Sea

Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program SDSU Exchange Program - 2.5 GPA Required 
Price Tuition paid at SDSU plus cost of living in Buenos Aires. 
Courses

Undergraduate Course Articulation - UCES (Offered in Spanish)

Required courses for major

A minimum of five semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to exchange. For students who are willing to take Spanish language courses, the university offers a discount to SDSU students for those courses. For more information, please email Daniela.

Application
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates

Academic Year: Mid March to November

Semester 1: March to July (First Term)

Semester 2: August to December (Second Term)

Website Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Universidad del Salvador

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program ISEP Program - 2.5 GPA Required 
Price

ISEP Exchange: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of housing and meals (about $5,200)

ISEP Direct: About $6,000 for tuition, housing and meals. 

Courses

Undergraduate Course Articulation - Salvador (Offered in Spanish)

Required courses for major

A minimum of five semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to exchange. A Spanish-language program is offered from March to July, or August to November (included in ISEP benefits). An intensive one-month course is held in July and February prior to the beginning of the semester (not included in ISEP benefits).

Application
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad - UDS, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates

Academic Year: Mid March to November

Semester 1: Mid March to July

Semester 2: Late July to November

Website

Universidad del Salvador

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

Program Independent Program - 2.5 GPA Required 
Price About $1,500 for tuition. Housing costs would be about $250-450 per month. 
Courses

Undergraduate Course Articulation - Valparaiso (Offered in Spanish)

Required courses for major

Intermediate high level Spanish required (A minimum of two 300 level courses)

Application
  • Apply directly to this university.
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad - UDV and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
Dates

Semester 1: Mid March to Mid July

Semester 2: Early August to Late December 

Website Universidad de Valparaiso

Universidad del Desarrollo

Santiago, Chile

Program SDSU Exchange Program - 2.5 GPA Required  
Price

Tuition paid at SDSU plus cost of housing in Santiago (about $250-500 per month)

Only off-campus housing is available. Students have the option to live in student residences or shared apartments. It is important that international students live in neighborhoods such as Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia which are safer and close to UDD.

Housing information: Link 1 | Link 2

Courses

Undergraduate Course Articulation - Desarrollo

Required courses for major 

Application
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad - UDD, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates

Spring Semester: Early March to Mid July

Fall Semester: Early August to Mid December 

Website Universidad del Desarrollo