Chile Business Faculty-Led Program

Travel to Chile for 2 weeks with Management professor Don Lewis and earn 3 credit hours of course work!

Chile is the world’s longest north-to-south country in the world, stretching over 2,700 miles and just 217 miles wide. It is home to beautiful mountain ranges, lush vegetation and magnificent blue bodies of water. During your study abroad experience you’ll visit local startup companies, watch fireworks on Villarrica Lake, kayak with your friends in Huilo Huilo, eat amazing local cuisines, and experience what it means to be an entrepreneur in Chile.

Program Details

Program Dates

December 27, 2021 – January 11, 2022

Application Deadline

September 1, 2021


  • Open to all majors
  • Sophomore (U2) classification or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Course prerequisite (for IBUS 459): MKTG 321 or approval of instructor
  • Attend all fall 2021 pre-departure meetings

Program Course

UG: IBUS 459: Latin American Markets (spring 2022)

GR: IBUS 685: Directed Studies (spring 2022)

Estimated Cost

$5,270 (see breakdown of expenses below)

Chile Estimated Expenses

Administrative fee (billed to Howdy)$500
Program fee* (billed to Howdy)$2,600
Round-trip airfare to Chile (billed to Howdy)$1,500
A&M tuition (3 credit hours)Part of spring tuition
CFAR/IFAR coverage (estimated)$260
Passport fees$110
Personal expenses (varies)$300
Total Estimated Expenses$5,270
*Program fee includes accommodation, in-country travel, some meals, corporate and cultural visits and CIBS subsidy.


September 1, 2021

Chile Business faculty-led program application deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of program acceptance through their A&M email address.

Confirm Participation

Once acceptance email has been received, the selected participant must return to their Education Abroad Portal application and confirm their participation or withdraw their application by the CIBS deadline.

Confirmed participants must pay the $500 administrative fee accessible through Howdy. Failure to pay the deposit by the CIBS deadline indicated in the acceptance email will result in withdrawal from the program.

The remaining program charges will be billed during the fall 2021 semester and tuition for the course will be billed in January 2022. Installment plans can be utilized if enrolled before the SBS deadline.

October – November 2021

Students must attend all mandatory pre-departure meetings to discuss program details and prepare for your Chilean experience. Meeting details will be shared via email by Prof. Lewis.

October 2021

Students must pay the Chile program fee of $2,600. Program fee payment will trigger the 21-day timeframe for purchasing Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR)/Interrupt for Any Reason (IFAR) insurance.

October 12, 2021

University-Wide Scholarship application deadline for winter programs (applications open on September 10, 2021). Visit to apply to all eligible scholarships and financial aid.

If your FAFSA is current, you may request an Education Abroad Financial Aid Request Form from CIBS and meet with the Scholarships & Financial Aid office to request funding for the program.

December 27, 2021

Depart for Chile! Study the business environment in Chile through classroom instruction, corporate visits and cultural excursions.

January 2022

Students must pay A&M tuition fees for 3 credit hours. Failure to pay fees by A&M deadline will result in being dropped from the courses by the Registrar’s Office.


For questions, please contact the CIBS office at or (979) 845-5234.