Universidad Viña del Mar

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International

Academic Programs

The international team´s mission is to provide quality education through its academic programs to all international students.

We strive to give international students the necessary skills to become integrated into UVM’s academic community, and Chilean culture through experiential learning. We aim to give students the necessary tools to learn and express themselves in Spanish, but also provide them with opportunities to put their abilities into practice in the real world.


Services provided throughout the semester:

  • Round trip airport transportation from Santiago International Airport
  • Academic and cultural orientation upon arrival
  • Cultural activities

Deadlines to apply:

Deadlines for Spanish Program, Semester in English Program, Explore V, Outreach V:

  • Fall semester (from March to July): End of November of previous year
  • Spring Semester (from August to December): End of April of the same year

Intensive Spanish Program:

  • For January: mid-November
  • For June: mid-April
  • For July: mid-May

Start and end of semester:

General Dates

  • Fall Semester: from the first week of March to the last week of June
  • Spring Semester: from the first week of August to the first week of December

Program Prices:

The following prices are established in American dollars per student:

  • Spanish Semester: $3150US
  • English Semester: $3700US
  • Intensive Spanish Program: $ 2950US includes the program fee and Lodging
  • Explore V: Internship in Viña del Mar: $3700 US
  • Outreach V: Service Learning in Viña del Mar: $3700 US
  • Host Families: $3570 US the semester

International Agreements

Institutions

Prepare your stay


Handbook: Tips for a Successful Study Abroad Experience

This is the first step in your journey abroad! We are here to help prepare you for your upcoming adventure. Not only will you be putting your academic studies into practice in an international setting, but you will also have the chance to explore the beauty of the country and experience the Chilean lifestyle!

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a student in one of UVM’s partner universities, you should apply via the office of International Relations at your home university. To see a list of our partner universities, please visit our agreements page. If you are a direct enrollment student, you should contact international@uvm.cl to request more information about application procedures indicating your study period and program choice.

The prices vary depending on the program, and if you wish to stay with a host family. For more inforamtion regarding prices, please contact international@uvm.cl with your name, name of your home university, and the program of your choice.

For direct enrollment students only: Tuition/program cost liability is based on the date on which a formal written cancellation request is received by UVM. If a cancellation notice is received:

Fall/Spring Semesters: Up to one month’s prior written notice, no payment will be due. With written notice up to 15 days prior to program start date 10% of total program costs will be due to the UVM per student. With less than 15 days of prior notice to program start date, 25% of each students total program costs will be due to the UVM. Once a program begins students are responsible for paying 100% of the tuition cost. An exception will be made if a student gives written notice of their cancelation, but expresses their interest in coming during the upcoming semester, in which case 50% of their total program costs must me made to the UVM to reserve their future placement.

For Intensive Spanish Programs (4 weeks): Up to one month’s prior written notice, no payment will be due. With written notice up to 15 days prior to program start date 10% of total program costs will be due to the UVM per student. With less than 15 days of prior notice to program start date, 25% of each students total program costs will be due to the UVM. Once a program begins students are responsible for paying 100% of the tuition cost. An exception will be made if a student gives written notice of their cancelation, but expresses their interest in coming during the upcoming semester, in which case 50% of their total program costs must me made to the UVM to reserve their future placement.

If you are a direct enrollment student, or will be staying with a host family, payment is due by the first day of orientation.

The International Campus of the UVM is located at Diego Portales 90, where all Spanish as a Second Language and Semester in English classes are held. This campus is shared with the School of Business and is centrally located.

Living in Viña del Mar

The warmth of its people and the perfect blend of culture and entertainment is what Viña del Mar can offer all those visiting the area, a long with safety, a stable economy, museums, cinemas, theaters, outdoor activities, miles of beaches, and great nightlife.

Viña is a coastal town nestled perfectly between the hills of Valparaiso, a World Heritage City, and the sand dunes of Concon, the gastronomical capital of Chile. Viña del Mar is also located only one and a half hours from Chile’s capital, Santiago.

La Sebastiana

Pablo Neruda’s home, La Sebastiana, located in the hills of Valparaiso, is now a museum which houses the keepsakes and personal items of one of Chile’s most important poets.


Con con

Just north of Viña del Mar is the town of Con con where you can go hiking or sandboarding on its rolling dunes, or go surfing or stand up paddle in one of its many beaches.


Mount Campana

Visit the Mount Campana, the highest peak inthe region of Valparaiso, where you can enjoy camping, BBQs or hiking for the day.


Fonck Museum

The Fonck Museum in Viña del Mar is a popular place to visit and learn more about Easter lsland’s history and culture.


Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are located just 15 minutes from downtown Viña del Mar where you can enjoy leisurely walks through the gardens and have a picnic or BBQ.


Ski resorts

In the winter season, you can go skiing or snowboarding at the various ski resorts located in Santiago.

One of the richest experiences a student can have while studying abroad is staying with a Chilean host family. Living with a Chilean host family will provide students with first hand experiences as to how Chileans typically live.

Our host families have been carefully chosen and selected by our housing coordinator to ensure a safe and caring environment.

Students fill out a housing questionnaire to learn more about their living styles, diets, and the type of interaction they would like to have with their host families. We use this information to best place them with a family who will fit their needs and personalities.

Students who wish to live on their own, or with a group of students, can request information from us on recommended neighborhoods, housing websites, and trusted residency houses to stay at in Viña del Mar.

UVM Experience - International Club

The International Club at UVM is a program created by the Office of International Cooperation and Outreach that seeks to integrate international students and promote their integrations with local UVM students.

The main objective is to build lasting relationships between local students and international students who study at UVM. This meets our objective to strengthen “Internationalization at Home,” which encourages multicultural learning values such as diversity and respect.

About the International Club 

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