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Chile Summer


2016 Summer Law Program in Chile payment deadlines

2016 Total Academic Tuition and Fees*


 see below for payment deadlines

Tuition1 and Fees


Due Date

Non Refundable Application Fee2


due at time of application (applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 15 - please note that programs often fill up well before this date)

Non Refundable Seat Deposit3


due two (2) weeks after you have been notified that your application was received.

Tuition Balance Due



1 Tuition includes the following: 1) 6 hours of credit from American University Washington College of Law, 2) housing with daily cleaning service, access to a state of the art gym, and daily breakfast, 3) transportation and admission to required site visits, 4) reading materials, 5) supplemental travel insurance, and 6) some meals.

2 Application Fee is not part of tuition but is a separate administrative fee.

3 Seat Deposit is the first $500 of the total tuition due for the program.

* Additional program costs for which students are responsible include roundtrip transportation from the United States and between Santiago Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, food, any visa charges and personal expenses.


Participants must make their own arrangements for travel between their home countries and Chile, and between Chile and Argentina. The program does not incur any liability for those arrangements. However, students must inform the program director of their flight information by May 11, 2016, to ensure that transportation arrangements can be made from the airport to the hotel in Santiago. Failure to do so may result in the student being responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Airport of Arrival and Departure in Chile: International Airport Arturo Merino Benitez. US citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee upon arrival.  See Visas for more information.  Transportation to and from airport to hotel provided by the program, if flight information has been provided to the Program Director in a timely fashion.

Airport of Arrival and Departure in Buenos Aires, Argentina: There are two airports in Buenos Aires: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (also called Ezeiza) and national airport Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. LAN Chile flies from Santiago to Ezeiza airport. Other airlines traveling from Santiago may arrive at Aeroparque airport. Students can use either airport to arrive in Buenos Aires. Each student is responsible for their own transportation from and to the airport in Buenos Aires.


In Santiago participants are housed in comfortable two-bedroom apartments (double occupancy per bedroom), complete with a full kitchen, and conveniently located to public transportation, the schools, restaurants and shopping areas. The program also provides hotel accommodations in Viña del Mar and accommodations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of similar quality to those in Santiago.


Chile: U.S. citizens with valid passports are not required to obtain visas to travel to Chile and Argentina if they intend to stay less than 90 days. There is currently no fee for US Citizens entering Chile.**

Argentina: As of 2014, US Citizens entering Argentina are required to pay a reciprocity fee* of US$160. It is the responsibility of citizens of other countries to obtain visas, if required, from Chilean and Argentine consulates. According to the U.S. Department of State, "(a)s a result of a recent change in Argentine law, prior to arrival in Argentina at any entry point, U.S. citizen tourist and business travelers must pay a $160 reciprocity fee by credit card online at the Provincia Pagos website . Once paid, you must print out the receipt and present it to the Argentine immigration officer at the time of entry. The fee is valid for ten years from the date of payment and multiple entries." More information is available at

Students not holding valid passports at the time of application should take immediate steps to obtain them.

Washington Chile Consulate
1734 Massachusetts Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 530-4104

Washington Consulate General Argentina
1718 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Suite # 200
Washington, D.C. 2009
(202) 238-6400


*Reciprocity Fee: Entry fee charged by Chile and Argentina to foreign citizens from countries that require Chilean and Argentine citizens to obtain a visa before entering their countries.
**Note, there is no longer a reciprocity fee with Chile for United States citizens.  Citizens of other countries should check with the Chilean Embassy to their country of citizenship for possible reciprocity fees.

Financial Aid

Students can apply for regular summer financial aid through WCL or their home schools. The WCL Financial Aid office can be contacted at:

Non-AU WCL students should ask their Financial Aid office to send a "Consortium Agreement" to the attention of: Financial Aid Office, American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20016-8187. Telephone: 202.274.4041. Fax: 202.274.4107. E-mail:

Additional Expenses

The total cost of the program is approximately $13,996.00 based on tuition costs along with the following estimated travel and per diem expenses:

  • $1400, round trip airfare US-Santiago.
  • $300, roundtrip airfare Santiago-Buenos Aires.
  • $900 (around $40 per day x 29 days: local travel, meals, snacks, phone, etc.)
  • $160 reciprocity fees.
  • $100 application fee.
  • $11,136 tuition (including reading materials, housing, daily cleaning service, breakfast, gym access, insurance, some transfers, some sightseeing, welcome and farewell receptions.)

Persons with disabilities

Students with special needs should contact the program director before applying. The program will make reasonable efforts to accommodate students with special needs.

Office of Global Opportunities
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016