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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: The University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture Classes With: UGA Students
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: No College/School: Terry
Academic Area: Business Administration, General Business, International Business, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Participant Selection: Not competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

UGA- Terry- Business in South America

Study abroad for business majors, since 1970.
  • Learn from business leaders about the opportunities and challenges of the South American markets.
  • Study the issues in a Terry seminar.
  • Experience local history, culture, and cuisine.
  • Meet fellow travelers at study abroad orientation prior to departure (during the spring).
  • Travel to historic cities.

Program Location

***CHILE - Lonely Planet's #1 travel destination for 2018***
During this study abroad program, students will learn about business practices in South America (Chile & Argentina). Participants will engage with local students at the University of Chile through a shared seminar led by our faculty. They will experience the unique cultures and enterprises of this part of the world through city tours, company visits, factory tours, cultural activities, a service project, and excursions. Orientation sessions for this program will be held during the Spring semester.


Instructor for the program will be Donald Chambers, Lecturer and Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship Program.



Students will register for both of the following upper-division Terry courses. The topics will be accessible to all business majors and non-business majors in the Entrepreneurship certificate. This program satisfies UGA experiential learning requirement. For IB co-majors, it fulfills a major elective and international immersion requirement too.
  • INTB 5100 - Special Topics in International Business (3 credits)
  • ENTR 5990 - Directed Study in Entrepreneurship Studies

Pre-requisite: Permission of department given upon admission. Completion of pre-Terry coursework is preferred.

Eligibility and Admissions Criteria:

  • Open to all business majors, intended business majors, and non-business majors enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program who have completed one year of college in residence at the time of application.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records, and strong references*.
    • *While the program will accept references from Terry College professors, professors outside of Terry, current or previous employers, and/or academic advisors would also be acceptable. The program is looking for references from people in a position of authority that can speak to a student's ability to study abroad (maturity, adaptability, etc.).
  • Enrollment is limited (likewise, a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Pre-requisite courses, if any, will be enforced.

Sample Program Itinerary

2019 Tentative Program Itinerary
Pre-departure activities:

  • November 7, 2018: Terry Study Abroad Reception
  • Sunday, February 10: Ropes Course
  • Tuesday, March 26: Orientation #1 - Travel Health, Safety, & Security
  • Tuesday, April 23: Orientation #2 - Program Itinerary & Academics
Tuesday, May 14 Lima, PERU Depart Atlanta to Lima, Peru
Wednesday, May 15 Lima, PERU City tour & orientation, welcome dinner
Thursday, May 16 Lima, PERU Company visits
Friday, May 17 Lima, PERU Company visits
Saturday, May 18 Cusco, PERU Transfer to Cusco, Peru
Friday, May 19 Cusco, PERU Machu Picchu Excursion
Monday, May 20 Cusco, PERU Cusco city tour
Tuesday, May 21 Cusco, PERU Cusco company visits
Wednesday, May 22 Santiago, Chile Transfer to Santiago, Chile
Thursday, May 23 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, Santiago City tour
Friday, May 24 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, company visit
Saturday, May 25 Santiago, Chile Full-day Andes excursion
Sunday, May 26 Santiago, Chile Free day
Monday, May 27 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, company visit
Tuesday, May 28 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar
Wednesday, May 29 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, company visit
Thursday, May 30 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, company visit
Friday, May 31 Valparaiso, Chile ENTR seminar, transfer to Valparaiso, city tour
Saturday, June 1 Santiago, Chile Valparaiso free day, transfer to Santiago
Sunday, June 2 Santiago, Chile Free day
Monday, June 3 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, company visit
Tuesday, June 4 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar
Wednesday, June 5 Santiago, Chile ENTR seminar, farewell dinner
Thursday, June 6 Santiago, Chile Free day, PM departure from Santiago to Atlanta
Friday, June 7 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Return Atlanta


  • Participants stay in centrally located accommodations (hotel) that typically offer WiFi, restaurant/lounge, and computer station.
  • Daily breakfast included at hotels.
  • Some group meals are planned; however, most meals are not included to allow participants choice in what they eat and how much they spend on food.
  • The program will utilize private coaches and local transit for group activities, as well as walking. Domestic city transfers are included in the program fee.

Program Costs

See "Cost of Attendance" sheet at the top of this brochure for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

  • program fee for room & board, tours and activities;
  • tuition and fees for academic courses;
  • international airfare; and
  • personal spending money.
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, the Terry College and the UGA Office of International Education maintain scholarships for UGA programs that you should explore.

Optional Internship Add-On

The Terry Business in South America program has developed an internship opportunity for any students who wish to remain in Santiago for an additional 6-week period. Only students who attend the Business in South America Maymester are eligible to add-on this internship opportunity. Placements in English speaking business internships are guaranteed with a variety of options open to participants. Students will earn three credits of INTB 4800. This experience is also accompanied by an internship program fee that includes housing in an apartment, academic support, cultural orientation, 24/7 support, transportation card, and cultural activities.

We partner with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to assist in the internship placement process. ISA matches each participant with a placement based on their participant’s goals and expectations relative to their current skills and qualifications. Check out more information and apply via the "Chile Internship Add-On" program page.

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

Please direct program questions to:

Jay Mathias
Program Specialist for International Business Programs
Terry College of Business

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Jacob Alan Brown, Maymester 2017 Participant
"The Terry in South America trip provided me with an opportunity to not only advance academically, but in my understanding of the cultures of these great South American cultures."

Jack Murphy Thomas, Maymester 2017 Participant
The quality of the program far surpassed my expectations. I learned a great deal within the classes and also learned a great deal from being immersed in another culture. I walked away with a broadened perspective on life. Each city had many functional similarities, but my experience was uniquely distinct in each one.

Maymester 2017 Participant
I always felt safe. Great facilities and excursions.

After going on the trip, I am much more committed to finding a career with an international component. There is so much to be gained from people with entirely different backgrounds than yourself.
     — Christopher Condon, Maymester 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.