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Housing

UCEAP arranges homestays for your time in both Santiago and Villarrica. During the final week of the program, housing moves to an ecological reserve where you will live in close quarters with the entire program group.

First Two Weeks - Santiago Homestay

During the first two weeks in Santiago, you’ll be in a private room in a home or apartment. Homestay hosts have experience hosting students and many have been hosting students from California for years. Placements are typically in the neighborhoods of Providencia or Ñuñoa which feature boldly Italian-influenced buildings and lovely parks. Most students enjoy their homestays and give their hosts high ratings.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Live with

  • UC students
  • Local residents

Commute

Commute varies based on your homestay location but the typical commute is 10–15 minutes walking, biking, or by bus.

Primary Housing - Villarrica Homestay

Homestays are spread throughout Villarrica. Host families are enthusiastic about hosting students and many are university faculty or staff.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Live with

  • UC students
  • Local residents

Commute

Commute varies by homestay location; you may travel as much as 30 minutes (one way) by bus to class.