Explore the breathtaking world of astronomy in the heart of Chile, home to some of the world’s most advanced observatories and renowned universities. Chile possesses 40% of the world’s Astronomy Observatories and is positioned as “the world capital of Astronomy”, due in large part to the natural climate conditions where the Observatories are located. A dark sky exists here most of the year and it is extremely dry, which is important when it comes to observing other planets at a molecular level.
Adelantes’ new Astronomy Study Abroad Program in Chile offers a unique and immersive experience combining Spanish language and astrophysics classes for students passionate about the cosmos.
During this three-week study abroad program, you’ll receive 30 hours of Spanish language classes and 20 hours of astrophysics classes at one of the most prestigious universities in Chile. These classes will cover concepts and theories of the universe, observation techniques, use of astronomy software and tools such as telescopes, and more. Program will cap off with a 5-day internship at an Observatory.
In addition to academic pursuits, students will be able to participate in excursions / activities in Valparaiso and Elqui Valley.