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Available Excursions for Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Historical Tour in Santiago

Students return to the capital of Santiago to discover captivating details of Chile's history before, during and after the Military Coup of 1973. Students will take this opportunity to engage and learn about Chile?s political trials that has left such an important mark in their overall identity.... Read More

Playas del Norte

Horcón is a small fishing village just north of Viña del Mar, and is often times considered an artisan's colony. On this day trip, students will find crafts of all types and also have the opportunity to sample delicious seafood empanadas. After an afternoon of treasure hunting, students will... Read More

Pomaire and Isla Negra

Pomaire, one of Chile's most famed centers for artisans and crafts, is a great place to not only encounter high quality clay pottery, but also for tasting some of the more typical Chilean dishes. One can't resist taking on the challenge to eat their famous giant empanadas, weighing over one... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Due to its natural beauty, Pucón, Chile is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts and a perfect place for peaceful relaxation. During this excursion, ISA will provide a tour of this glorious city. Students will have an abundance of activities to choose from, such as river rafting, visiting a... Read More

Research with the Smithsonian in Costa Rica

Optional for some or all sessions
Latin America semester and summer students have the amazing opportunity to observe and interact with researchers at the Smithsonian La Selva Biological Station in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica. La Selva Biological Station is the largest field station and one of the most well-known tropical... Read More


Begin your program with a four-day excursion to the capital city which includes visits to La Moneda, the Presidential Palace, Cerro Santa Lucía, a steep hill in the center of the city where Santiago was founded, the Plaza de Armas and Catedral de Santiago, as well as the Central Market and Los... Read More