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We invite you to study abroad with API in beautiful Viña del Mar, the tourism capital of 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 charming city known for its stunning scenery and vibrant art and music scene, and explore all this beautiful country 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

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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 Feb, 2023 - Jun, 2023 $14,500 Oct 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022 Nov 1, 2022

*Please note the application deadline has been extended for this program. Additional fees may apply.

API students participate 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 Viña del Mar programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Santiago and visit to Memorial Museum

    Housing more than one third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile for many visitors. It is a thriving metropolis with a wealth of museums, restaurants and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains, the city’s cleanliness and order enthrall visitors. With its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both Europe and the United States, visitors from around the world feel comfortable in this most modern of Chilean cities.

  • Aromatics Farm

    Be prepared for a sensory delight! API students will enjoy visiting an organic farm that produces oils used for aromatherapy. Students will participate in a hands-on demonstration of how the oils are produced, starting with a tour of the gardens where the herbs are grown to the packaging of the final product.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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. Business courses at UAI are AACSB accredited.

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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    Alejandra Rojas

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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 - Viña del Mar (Business and Latin American Studies)

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Courses at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Viña del Mar (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 - Viña del Mar (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

Semester and summer living in Viña del Mar will live with local host families. In Chile, API places one student per family, and all students have a private bedroom. Host families serve as a unique introduction to Chilean culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with three meals per day, as well as laundry service once per week. Generally, if the student is at the university during the family’s lunch hour, the host mother will prepare a light meal for the student to bring to the university.

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