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Culture Corner

The ISA Santiago Office

ISA's office in Santiago is just a short walk from the university. The friendly resident staff is available to students at all times during office hours, is on call after hours, and is committed to making your experience in Santiago an excellent one. They will provide support during the enrollment process at the host university and assist with housing and travel advice. Additionally, you can visit the office to check email, obtain travel advice, or simply chat and practice your Spanish.

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The University

The Pontifical Catholic University "Madre Y Maestra" (PUCMM)
The PUCMM is a private institution that was founded in 1962. The campus encompasses 300 beautifully landscaped acres with 32 buildings including classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, a library, computer labs, a student center, and sporting facilities. The campus and faculty alike provide a wondeful environment that caters to the academic needs of all students.

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ISA Housing

Homestays are located in neighborhoods most of which are within a 20 minute walking distance to the university, and close to the ISA office. There are also neighborhoods further away, and inexpensive transportation is prevolent in the form of "conchos" (see transportation section) or taxis.

To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Santiago page.