API Gap Year: Gap Year Programs in Chile
Gap year students have three options for programs in Santiago, Chile: Gap Study and Intern Abroad, Gap Summer Internship, and Gap Community Service.
Gap Study and Intern Program: This program will begin with two, five-week intensive academic courses taught by faculty onsite. Following the intensive courses, the students will participate in a 7-week full time internship placement. The academic courses include HUM 244: Critical Thinking and HIS 270: Immigration in a Historical Context.
Gap Summer Internship: API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.
Gap Community Service: This program is available in two locations: Santiago and Valparaiso. Participants can contribute to the local community through service projects at local non-profits, teaching English through local community groups, or participating in youth empowerment programs through tutoring and surfing. Participants can also improve their Spanish language skills through the completion of a Spanish language and conversation course at a local language institute. One-month, two-month, and three-month placements are available.