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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/07/2019 03/17/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Independent Study Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Type:

Double Occupancy (single room supplement available at an extra cost).

Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: No
College/School: Terry Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

Preliminary Itinerary for Travel in Chile

Note: This program is only open to Full-Time MBA students. Any application from a person who is not a FTMBA student will not be considered.

Friday, March 8 Santiago, Chile
  • Group Bus Transfer from Airport to hotel
  • Austral Group Orientation meeting
    • Q & A
    • Welcome Coffee/Snack
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free afternoon to get settled into hotel
  • Guaranteed Check-in to hotel at 3pm - DoubleTree by Hilton Vitacura
  • Group  Welcome Reception/Dinner
Saturday, March 9 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Santiago City Tour - Highlights include:
    • National Cathedral
    • La Moneda Palace
    • Central Market
    • Los Dominicos Market
  • Lunch on own
  • Free Afternoon for cultural exploration around Santiago
  • Afternoon Conference Space for Project Work (Hotel breakout room for last minute project work before work week begins)
Sunday, March 10 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit to Private Lodge Andino in the lovely foothills of the Andes Mountains
    • Optional Activities:
      • Mountainside horseback ride
      • Trekking Excursion
      • Poolside relaxation
    • Traditional Chilean BBQ Lunch At Lodge
Monday, March 11 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting for General Economic Overview, Example: AmCham Chile
    • General overview of Chile's economic climate, FDI in Chile and the economic relationship between Chile and the USA. Discussion on bilateral cooperation between the two nations in the areas of energy, the environment, agriculture and education.
  • Lunch on own
  • Meetings in Consumer Goods Industry, Example: Falabella Chile
    • Group presentation to lead a discussion on consumer trends in Chile and how Falabella goes about sourcing its products in Asia. Discussion on Falabella's internationalization strategy in other Latin American countries and how it has adapted its marketing campaigns for other countries.
  • Meetings in the Telecommunications Industry, Example: Entel Chile
    • Talk on Chile's ultra-competitive telecommunications market. Discussion on Chile's new laws linked to the telecom industry and the government's initiatives to create high-tech clusters. Compare how the telecommunications industry used to be comprised of a club of big national and regional operators and now over the past decade, the industry has been swept up in rapid deregulation and innovation. Talk about how traditional markets have been turned upside down, as the growth in mobile services out paces the fixed line and the internet starts to replace voice as the staple business.
      [Or alternative meeting in the telecommunications & IT industry]
Tuesday, March 12 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day Consulting Project work
    • One minivan and program coordinator budgeted per team
Wednesday, March 13 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day Consulting Project work
    • One minivan and program coordinator budgeted per team
Thursday, March 14 Santiago, Chile
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with Company in Mining Sector, Example: Antofagasta Minerals
    • Discussion on the importance of the mining and metals industry to Chile's economy and how mining companies adapt their strategy when faced with a drop in commodity prices. How strict are environmental laws in Chile and what are their effects on future mining projects? How do foreign multinational compete with such a huge giant as the state owned copper company Codelco?
  • Meeting in the Real Estate Sector, Example: Portalinmobiliario
    • Group project with an internet portal for searching and publishing information regarding property sales and rentals. Users can find information on houses, apartments, offices, land, etc., on the site. Furthermore, the portal publishes journalistic content about the real estate field, and allows users to access a variety of personalized services.
    • is not a property broker. Information found on Portal Inmobiliario is published by private real estate companies, property managers, realtors that are selling or leasing properties, and according to their preferential access to different levels of service, they may include a quote for featuring properties or projects online.
  • Lunch on own
  • Meetings in the Start-Up Community, Example: ASECH (Asociación de Emprendedores de Chile)
    • The Association of Entrepreneurs of Chile (ASECH) is a trade association that seeks to generate solutions to problems associated with the enterprise, through a coordinated effort with the entrepreneurs and the various actors who have the ability to influence its development work.
  • La Bicicleta Verde
    • Expat entrepreneur presentation about successes & challenges of starting and growing their business in Chile
Friday, March 15 Santiago, Chile​
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning Consulting Project Presentations
  • Lunch on own
  • Afternoon Wine Industry Presentation and Tour, Emiliana Organic Vineyard
    • Tour of wine vineyard in Casablanca Valley wine producing region of Chile. How does organic and biodynamic agriculture help to create more balanced, healthy and productive vineyards? What are the pillars of Emiliana's sustainability policy?
  • Group Farewell Dinner at Vineyard
Saturday, March 16 Santiago, Chile​
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free morning for last minute shopping and cultural exploration around Santiago
  • Lunch and dinner on own
  • Group Bus Transfer to Airport

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
1 2 3 4
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4 5
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4