School Visits : Monday May 6, 2013. From 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Higher Education Fair: Monday May 6, 2013. From 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
Calle El Alcalde No. 15,
Las Condes, Santiago Chile
The number of Chilean students going to study in the U.S. has steadily increased over the last several years. As an economically strong and stable country Chile´s government is keen on promoting human capital by sending more students to study abroad in the U.S.
With an anticipated audience of nearly 2,000 students interested in undergraduate, graduate, and intensive English programs in the U.S., Santiago, Chile is one of the largest fairs in the South American circuit. Moreover, with the Becas Chile government scholarship program, there are more opportunities than ever for Chilean students to receive full funding for their U.S. studies, particularly at the graduate level. This ambitious program was launched in 2008, and aims to send 30,000 Chileans to higher education institutions abroad by 2017. Until now, the program has awarded over 5,000 scholarships, most for degree seeking students. The United States has been one of the leading destinations for Becas Chile scholarship recipients over the past four years.
By attending the fair in Chile, university officials not only have the chance to recruit highly qualified students, they are also provided with the opportunity to learn more about the Becas Chile Scholarship Program and its requirements to sign a MoU. Additionally, Chile has one of the most stable economies in Latin America and is considered a safe and attractive option for Americans who are interested in studying abroad.
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U.S. citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. U.S. citizens traveling to Chile for recreation, tourism, business, or academic conferences do not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Chile. A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment of a reciprocity fee, currently US $160. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card.
Institute of International Education Office for Latin America
Berlin 18, 6th Floor Col. Juarez, 06600 Mexico, DF