Applications open for summer study abroad program in Chile

Published: Nov 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony,, 334.844.3447

Undergraduate students are shown during the 2016 study abroad trip in Chile.
Students are shown during the 2016 study abroad in Chile.

Applications are now being accepted for a faculty-led study abroad program in Valparaíso, Chile, during the summer 2017 semester.

The three-week program provides hands-on engineering education combined with a unique cultural experience. As part of the program, students must take INSY 4970, a three-credit hour course on international logistics that fulfills a TECH or INSY elective requirement in the industrial and systems engineering curriculum. The course is taught in English.

The program is open to all engineering majors. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. A maximum of 10 students will be selected for the program.

An Auburn faculty member will escort the study abroad group to Valparaíso, which was named a World Heritage City by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. All students will be accommodated with Chilean host families.

Important dates

  • Nov. 1, 2016: Application period starts
  • Jan. 31, 2017: Application period ends
  • May 8, 2017: Fly to Santiago, Chile
  • May 9, 2017: Pick up at the airport. Check in with host families
  • May 10-27, 2017: Lectures, technical visit to local companies, cultural tours, cultural activities, sports, volunteering activities, farewell reception, etc.
  • May 28, 2017: Fly back to USA
  • May 29, 2017: Arrive in Atlanta and drive to Auburn  

Program fees

The program costs $4,000, which includes Auburn tuition for three credit hours. Fees also include housing in Vina del Mar, all meals, group excursions, receptions and cancellation insurance.

Other costs not included in the program fees that you need to consider are: airfare to Santiago and return, passport and visa if needed, optional tours, the Auburn Abroad fee and the Auburn Engineering professional fee.

Scholarships are available from the Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering. To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must have demonstrated academic excellence by achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Click here to apply.

Contact information

Jorge Valenzuela, professor of industrial and systems engineering
3301 Shelby Center