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2017 South America LL.M EducationUSA Fair Circuit

After very successful LL.M recruiting events in Asia and Europe, registrations are open for the first edition of the South America LL.M EducationUSA Fair Circuit! We hope that you can join us this year, as the circuit will go through 7 cities in 5 countries in South America!

  • October 3rd – Rio de Janeiro
  • October 4th – Brasília
  • October 7th – São Paulo
  • October 9th – Buenos Aires
  • October 11th – Santiago
  • October 12th – Lima
  • October 16th – Bogotá

To register and find out more, please click visit: http://fair.educationusa.org.br/registration

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail (llmfair@educationusafair.org), phone (+55 21 35271457) or Skype (educationusa-stella).

South American EducationUSA Fair

The largest recruiting event in South America with U.S. universities only!

  • EducationUSA fairs attracted more than 30.000 students last year, in 13 different cities and 10 countries.
  • EducationUSA is supported by the U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Embassies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • EducationUSA advisers guide students before your visit, during your stay, and after you return to the U.S. We will help students follow up on your visit.
  • Only accredited institutions will be present at the EducationUSA Fair and your institution will have access to local schools.
  • Special consular rates at five-star hotels in every city on the circuit.
  • In addition to the Fair, EducationUSA organizes school visits in order to provide universities with direct access to students and counselors.
  • Institutions that register for all 13 cities get one free!
Find out more at www.educationusafair.org/university

The South American EducationUSA Fair Circuit is organized every year by EducationUSA advisers all over South America. In our Fairs, you will meet with hundreds of qualified students with varied interests, from undergraduate students, to those interested in a PhD, or a two-week English intensive program.

If you’d like to talk to the fair organizers, feel free to contact: southam@educationusafair.org

Support with visits

EducationUSA supports accredited U.S. universities in their recruitment and internationalization efforts in Chile. As you make travel arrangements, you can reach out to EducationUSA Advising Centers in the cities you will visit and arrange to:

  • Meet with advisors – advisors are experts on the ground. They can help you with information on a variety of topics ranging from holidays and travel dates, to school visit itinerary suggestions to maximize your time.
  • Offer an information session to students – EducationUSA Centers often organize information sessions for U.S. universities, inviting students to participate. These sessions may be online or in person, depending on the time of the year.
  • Request contact information for high schools and universities – each advising center has a list of school and university contacts you may request, depending on the goals of your visit.
  • Consult on travel dates/itinerary suggestions – feel free to contact advisers with questions on travel dates and any logistical issue.

Please reach out well in advance for support. EducationUSA Advising Centers in all major cities participate in a number of fairs and outreach activities, and have many visits from U.S. universities, so be sure to contact them and schedule in advance. You can find contact information for all advising centers in Chile here.

Educational System in Chile

Levels in the Chilean Educational System:

The Ministry of Education is responsible for pre-primary, primary and secondary education in Chile. Primary education consists of eight grade levels (grades 1-8) and secondary education consists of four grade levels (grades 9-12). Upon graduation, students graduate with a High School Degree. Students may then choose to work or continue their studies at a professional institute, technical center or university.

For students that plan to attend university, they must take the “Prueba de Selección Universitaria” (PSU), a national college entrance exam that consists of two mandatory exams in math and language and two additional exams in science and history. The maximum score in each section is 850.

According to www.mifuturo.cl of the Ministry of Education, there are 60 universities in Chile with a total of 707, students. Of these 60 universities:

  • 25 universities belong to the “Consejo de Rectores” . 35 are private universities created after 1980.
  • 48% of students are enrolled in a university that belongs to the Consejo de Rectores, while private universities hold 52% of students (1st semester 2015).

At the time of admission, most students are required to apply to their field of study. Students study four to seven years, leading to an undergraduate degree. Degrees in engineering, medicine and law are given after six to seven years of university.

Click here for complete list of universities.

Professional Institutes and Technical Schools

There are 43 Professional Institutes and 56 Technical Schools (Centro de Formación Técnica) throughout Chile and together account for 47% of total students in tertiary education. Professional Institutes grant Professional Degree (Título Professional) after 4 years of study or Senior Level Technician (Técnico nivel superior) after 2-3 years of study. Technical Schools grant Senior Level Technician (Técnico nivel superior) after 2-3 years of study.

Click here for list of Professional Institutes.
Click here for list of Technical Schools.

Useful dates to remember when visiting Chile
  • Academic Calendar: March – December
  • Winter vacations: 2-3 weeks in July
  • Summer vacation: mid-December to February
  • Chilean Independence: September 18 -19. Most schools and universities close for the week.