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Belmont in Chile

Belmont in Chile: CLOSED

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, From Dictatorship to a Thriving Developed Economy

Chile is a country on the rise. This phrase may be taken both literally and figuratively, as the Andes mountains to its east push the land up to some of the highest elevations of South America, and as its political life, economy, and culture have improved in ways that may have seemed impossible ten years ago. Indeed, Chile in the 21st Century is one of the single most exciting, and worthwhile destinations in the Americas.

Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. The Chilean economy recognized internationally as one of the most secure, open and competitive in Latin America. Students who participate in this program will learn about the entrepreneurial and business environment.

We will study how recent changes to economic policies have supported the emergence of a thriving entrepreneurial and international business ecosystem. We will join students from the Universidad de Santiago and work on a joint case study. We will visit several startup companies as well as some international corporations. The cultural experiences of the program include hiking, horseback riding, or whitewater rafting in the Andes Mountains.


Program Dates:
Maymester Study Abroad: March 2, 2018 - March 11. 2018


Students enroll in the following course:

ECO/ETP/INB 3950 upper level electives and social science elective

  • Open to qualified Belmont students
  • Students can be from any discipline
  • Undergraduate students need GPA of 2.5 or above
Costs: Program Fee + Tuition

1)     Program Fee: $3,750

This fee will include roundtrip airfare from Nashville, 3 star hotel lodging, in country
transportation, all breakfasts, some lunches and some dinners; visits to leading companies and
start-ups in Chile, city tour, cultural excursions and activities; student health insurance.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Additional meals, personal expenses

2)     Belmont Tuition: Tuition is charged for this course in the spring at the regular Belmont tuition rate. After a student
is registered for 16 hours in the Spring Semester, this course will be charged for only one hour instead of three. 


Undergraduate: Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn three hours of Belmont University credit.


Application Deadlines:

November 15, 2017

Faculty Contacts:
Jose Gonzalez or Marieta Velikova