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We invite you to study abroad with API in Santiago, Chile. Open to students at all Spanish levels, this program at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez offers Spanish language courses along with AACSB-accredited business classes and courses focused on Chilean culture and Latin American studies (offered in English and Spanish). Advanced level Spanish speakers can enroll in integrated courses with Chilean students in business administration, engineering, journalism and social sciences.

Study alongside students from around the world, earn valuable academic credit, experience life in this exciting capital city, and explore all that beautiful Chile has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to students at all levels of Spanish; one semester of Spanish language highly recommended
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Mar, 2023 - Jun, 2023 $15,500 Nov 1, 2022 No Extension Dec 1, 2022
Fall Jul, 2023 - Nov, 2023 $15,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Academic Year Jul, 2023 - Jun, 2024 $28,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Santiago programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Valparaíso Day Tour

    Nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaíso was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. Students will enjoy exploring this architecturally and culturally rich and vibrant city.

  • Parque Tricao

    Spanning more than 120 hectares, this park allows visitors to appreciate the conservation of the native forest of the central zone of Chile, as well as the recovery of wetlands and original fauna of the area. Students will discover the largest aviary in South America, home to beautiful exotic species.

  • Granja Aromática

    Students will visit an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy, and will participate in a hands–on demonstration of how the oils are produced, from the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final products.

  • Cajón del Maipo, Andes Mountain Range

    In the foothills of the Andes Mountains, this visit offers students the opportunity to experience spectacular landscapes, enjoy panoramic views and a host of fun activities. Students will spend two days surrounded by picturesque little towns and an impressive canyon.

  • Vineyard

    Chile is widely recognized for the quality of its wines, especially Carmenere, a variety of grape that was once close to extinction due to a plague in France. Students have the opportunity to learn more about Chilean wine and its roots dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.

  • Granja Aromática

    Students will visit an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy, and will participate in a hands–on demonstration of how the oils are produced, from the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final products.

  • Valparaíso Day Tour

    Nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaíso was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. Students will enjoy exploring this architecturally and culturally rich and vibrant city.

  • San Pedro de Atacama

    The Atacama Desert is like no place on earth! Students will have the opportunity to enjoy and discover the little town of San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings. We will visit several fascinating places such as Valley of the Moon, Death Valley, Salar de Atacama (Chile’s largest salt flat) and Cejar Lagoon, a natural pool contains such large quantities of salt that swimming is virtually impossible! We will also visit an interesting museum where it is possible to see some of the archaeological finds that were made in the region, and nearby there can be found one of the oldest Churches in this part of the world. This is truly an excursion you will not forget!

  • Valparaíso Day Tour

    Nicknamed “the Jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaíso was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. Students will enjoy exploring this architecturally and culturally rich and vibrant city.

  • Parque Tricao

    Spanning more than 120 hectares, this park allows visitors to appreciate the conservation of the native forest of the central zone of Chile, as well as the recovery of wetlands and original fauna of the area. Students will discover the largest aviary in South America, home to beautiful exotic species.

  • Granja Aromática

    Students will visit an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy, and will participate in a hands–on demonstration of how the oils are produced, from the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final products.

  • Cajón del Maipo, Andes Mountain Range

    In the foothills of the Andes Mountains, this visit offers students the opportunity to experience spectacular landscapes, enjoy panoramic views and a host of fun activities. Students will spend two days surrounded by picturesque little towns and an impressive canyon.

  • Vineyard

    Chile is widely recognized for the quality of its wines, especially Carmenere, a variety of grape that was once close to extinction due to a plague in France. Students have the opportunity to learn more about Chilean wine and its roots dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.

  • San Pedro de Atacama

    The Atacama Desert is like no place on earth! Students will have the opportunity to enjoy and discover the little town of San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings. We will visit several fascinating places such as Valley of the Moon, Death Valley, Salar de Atacama (Chile’s largest salt flat) and Cejar Lagoon, a natural pool contains such large quantities of salt that swimming is virtually impossible! We will also visit an interesting museum where it is possible to see some of the archaeological finds that were made in the region, and nearby there can be found one of the oldest Churches in this part of the world. This is truly an excursion you will not forget!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-17 credits per semester

The Business and Latin American Studies Program at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez is open to students at all Spanish levels. Students have the opportunity to complete Spanish language courses along with business, Chilean culture, and Latin American studies courses in English or Spanish. Students with an advanced level of Spanish are welcome to select integrated courses with Chilean students from the standard university course offerings. Courses with Chilean students are available in business administration, engineering, journalism, and psychology, as well as other areas of liberal arts and the social sciences.

During the orientation period on-site, all students complete a language placement test to determine their Spanish level.

ACADEMIC AND CALENDAR YEAR STUDENTS

The Chilean academic calendar follows the calendar year: the first semester in Chile is actually the equivalent of the spring semester in the U.S. Students who wish to study for two semesters in Chile are encouraged to consider the Calendar Year option (spring/fall) rather than the traditional Academic Year option (fall/spring). Students selecting a Calendar Year program have access to API housing throughout their program and are not required to travel or return home during the semester break. In contrast, students selecting an Academic Year option will have approximately a 2.5-month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez upon completion of their program.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

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SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Spanish language courses are available for all levels in each semester.

ELECTIVE COURSES IN SPANISH (WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Elective courses in Spanish are available to students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency and above.

ELECTIVE COURSES IN ENGLISH (WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Elective courses in English are available to all students, regardless of their Spanish proficiency.

ELECTIVE COURSES IN SPANISH (WITH CHILEAN STUDENTS)

Courses with Chilean students are available only to students with an advanced level of Spanish. Students who elect to complete courses with Chilean students will need to stay several extra weeks in Chile due to a more extensive exam period and will be assessed an additional fee for extending their housing.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API’s university partners in Chile operate according to the contact hour system; the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class with a professor. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, similarly, divide the Chilean contact hours in a given course by 15.

Courses at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Santiago (Business and Latin American Studies)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Santiago (Business and Latin American Studies)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Santiago (Business and Latin American Studies)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Triple business accreditation (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)
  • Options to take courses with Chilean students

Students in Santiago have the option to live in apartments with other API students or with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction to Chilean culture. Students will have a private bedroom and receive two meals per day, as well as laundry service once a week.

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