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  • Locations: Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Program Time Abroad: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Spanish, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Geosciences - Geology, Marine/Maritime studies, Science, Science - Biology
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.8 Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu) Housing: Dormitory, Other
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Study climate science in the iconic region of Patagonia. The fragile ecosystems of southern Chile and Argentina are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – unpredictable storms, glacial melt, shifting temperatures, fires, and droughts. This program examines Patagonian ecology and geologic systems, the motivations and tradeoffs of conservation decisions in the region, and compares Chilean conservation approaches to those of other countries around the world.

Situated in the Ring of Fire, Patagonia’s stunning, snow-covered volcanic range presents an unmatched opportunity to study complex geological and seismic processes. You’ll explore soaring peaks, cleaving glaciers, and narrow fjords, while the trails of Torres del Paine National Park become your classroom for research and field work. Journey to the southernmost tip of South America, crossing the Strait of Magellan and observing charismatic Magellanic and king penguins in their natural habitats.