Getting Started

Living in Santiago was one of the most formative experiences in regards to life and language. Joy, frustration, humility and learning were all elements that made the semester so irreplaceable.

Erin Lee
University of Nevada

Participant in Santiago, Chile


Eligibility Guidelines

Students from any US college or university may apply. For most USAC programs, students should be able to answer yes to the following:

  • You are at least 18 years old now.
  • You have at least a 2.5 college GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Some programs call for a higher GPA and certain class standing requirements. Check your chosen program for eligibility requirements.) *
  • You have college or university credits equal to at least one full semester or quarter.
  • You are in good academic and conduct standing at your current college or university.
  • You are in good community standing.

*Exceptions may be possible. Inquire at before you apply.