10 days. 4 cities. 1 new perspective. Study abroad with WSU.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Broaden your business knowledge in South America

Sometimes what it takes to be a leader can only be learned by stepping outside of your comfort zone — and your country. The Carson College of Business provides a unique opportunity for you to gain real-world business experience with a 10-day adventure through Chile.

Connect with peers outside of your typical online classroom as you explore historic Casablanca, Santiago, Viña del Mar, and Valparaiso. All while learning about a variety of industries, including:

  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Food and drink
  • Freight transport
  • Air transport
  • Agriculture

Earn credit while traveling through Chile

While experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Chile, you can also earn credit in IBUS 580 – International Business Management. Enjoy this unique experience while fulfilling a program requirement that counts toward your International Business concentration.

Network with top executives to grow your expertise

Build your professional network while exploring a few of Chile’s most notable companies and speaking with their top executives.

Strengthen your international business knowledge in some of Chile’s leading cities.


Chile’s most dynamic city offers a lively restaurant scene, contemporary galleries and museums, an energy that will make you want to dance, and mountains that can be seen for miles.

It’s also a primary hub for corporate headquarters. You’ll have an exclusive opportunity to tour these companies:

  • Codelco
  • Arauco
  • UDD Ventures
  • Carozzi
  • Start-Up Chile
  • Zyght
  • B&M Maritime Agency


Often referred to as “Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaiso is Chile’s main port. It’s known for the old, attention-grabbing elevators that ascend the 40 hills lining the harbor. Immerse yourself in the historical alleys, balconies, huge staircases, and passageways. This is a city you won’t want to leave.

Viña del Mar

As Chile’s fourth largest city, Viña del Mar is known by many as “The Garden City.” It is characterized by white sandy beaches, historical buildings, and large botanical gardens.

Be sure to schedule a stop at Jardín Botánico or Parque del Salitre to appreciate the well-tended gardens that make this city proud.


Home to Chile’s most popular vineyards, here you can learn the ins and outs of the winery industry. Experience the charm and tradition of Matetic Vineyard and Casas del Bosque Vineyard while sampling a selection of their best wines.

Imagine what you’ll learn as one of WSU’s first online MBA students to travel to South America.