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  • Locations: Vina del Mar, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Spring-Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Duration: Calendar Year, Semester Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
NC State Students Only: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll, Exchange
Program Description:
Higlights The Location
  • Chile has a lot to offer as a study abroad location. There are many places to explore from the mountains in the Patagonia, to the Atacama desert. For more information about Chile, click here.
  • Viña del Mar offers great beaches, delicious seafood, and a wide range of modern facilities. It is considered to be a safe city that is comfortable to live in.
  • Next to Viña del Mar is the famous port city, Valparaíso. Valpo is an artistic city with colorful houses among the hills.
  • More information about Viña del Mar
The University
  • First Business School in Latin America
  • NC State students can study at the Viña del Mar Campus or the Santiago Campus. The Viña del Mar campus is located at the top of a hill with a great view of the Pacific Ocean and the city. Check google maps to see the location. Learn more about the campuses.
  • UAI is a highly regarded University with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students. At the Viña del Mar Campus, there are 2,100 undergraduate students.
  • The Viña del Mar campus was designed by José Cruz, winner of the National Architecture Prize in 2012.
  • There is a first-class library and gym and aerobic rooms which will be available to exchange students.
  • Take "Pregrado" courses in Spanish with local students. Courses offered in Administration, Economics, Engineering, Law, Journalism, Psychology
  • Take courses in English with other international students.
  • Take Spanish Language courses with other international students.
  • Syllabi for the Specially Designed Courses in Vina del Mar.
  • Syllabi for the Specially Designed Courses in Santiago.
  • To get the syllabi for "Pregrado" courses, email Click here for some of the syllabi for the pregrado business courses.
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies available from UAI with concentrations in either Latin American Business or Latin American History and Culture.
Students have a few housing choices.
  • If students would like to find an apartment, the International Office at UAI can provide resources to help you. Check out their housing guide.
  • If students would like to live with a home stay family, they can apply through a company called NexoChile. Please ask your study abroad advisor for more information if you are interested in living with a home stay family.
Money Matters
  • Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad.
  • For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad.
  • *Direct Enroll Option- In the event of limited exchange spaces, students can be accepted to UAI and will attend via the Direct Enroll (non-exchange) option.  Those students who are accepted to the program as non-exchange will pay tuition and fees directly to Universidad Adolfo Ibanez.  Please consult the program budget sheet for cost details.The Direct Enroll tuition is substantially less expensive than out-of-state tuition.  Therefore it is considered a great cost-effective study abroad option for out-of-state students!
Travel Documents
  • Apply for a passport ASAP. If you already have a passport, make sure that it will be valid for 6 months after you return from your program.
  • UAI will help you with the visa process.
1st semester (NCSU Spring) begins the first week of March. 2nd semester (NCSU Fall) begins the first week of August.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/21/2018
09/28/2018 02/26/2019 07/08/2019
Spring-Fall 2019 09/21/2018
09/28/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
02/15/2019 07/27/2019 12/09/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.