Universidad Viña del Mar


Intensive Spanish Program

Intensive Spanish Program
UVM offers three four-week intensive Spanish Language and Chilean culture sessions in January, June, and July through our Spanish Center.

This program provides students, who are unable to spend an entire semester at UVM, the opportunity to travel abroad and improve their Spanish fluency. The small class size enhances the potential for students to improve their language skills in a short period of time.

Students in our Intensive Spanish Program also have the option of completing eight hours of volunteer work. This is a great way for students to experience other aspects of Chilean culture and use their Spanish skills outside of the classroom.

Academic Spanish Program

Common European Framework for Languages

The Spanish Center uses the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to place students in their appropriate levels of Spanish.

The CEFR levels are:

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Intensive Spanish Program Offer

January, June and July of every year.

Program includes:

  • Student orientation
  • Homestay with a Chilean Family with three meals a day, WIFI, and laundry
  • Cultural Activities
  • Round-trip transportation from the Santiago airport (specific dates)
  • Volunteer work: ask for more information to the Program Coordinator.


The overall objective is to increase speaking and listening skills in Spanish from a communicative approach. Learning takes place through geography, history and culture of Chile. Students are given an overview of Chile allowing them to analyze, understand and compare a Hispanic country with their country of origin.

Contact Hours: 83
Credits: 6
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2.

*Contact hours at UVM are 30 minutes each

Through various teaching techniques, students will be able to increase their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. At the advanced level, students will learn how to redact professional documents such as e-mails, formal letters, and their resumes.
Contact Hours: 83
Credits: 6
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2.

*Contact hours at UVM are 30 minutes each

*Please be aware that course availability is subject to a minimum required of registered students per class.

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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