Santiago program statement
Valparaíso program update
Updated Saturday, February 27, 4:30 p.m. EST
All IFSA-Butler students in Buenos Aires and Mendoza have been contacted by staff and are fine. The earthquake that hit Chile could also be felt in Argentina.
Updated Saturday, February 27, 9:15 a.m. EST
All IFSA-Butler students in Santiago have been accounted for and are safe with their host families.
Updated Saturday, February 27, 8:45 a.m. EST
IFSA-Butler is monitoring the situation in Chile, where a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit this morning at 3:34 a.m. local time (1:34 a.m. EST). The earthquake was centered near Concepcion, about 7 hours south of Santiago.
As of 9 a.m. EST Saturday, IFSA-Butler has managed to reach about half of the students currently studying in Santiago. These students were with their host families and reported that they were fine. Our staff in the U.S. and in Santiago are working continually to reach the other students, as well as to contact all parents of students currently in Santiago.