Universidad Viña del Mar

Spanish Program


Spanish Program

In 2013, UVM’s Spanish Center became an Accredited and Associated Center of the Cervantes Institute, one of two in all of Chile.

Upon arriving to our center students are given an oral and written exam to determine their language level. Based on their scores they will be eligible to take core Spanish classes and/or and Spanish elective courses. Students with an advanced (C1) level of Spanish can take classes in the Literature and Linguistics Department of the university.

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Program Price: $3150US


No previous knowledge of Spanish is required for students to participate in the Spanish Center classes, as we offer courses starting from the beginner level. The UVM respects the home university’s requirements regarding the maximum and minimum courses a student should take while abroad.

We invite all students to talk with their academic advisors in their home universities about how many credits they should take while studying with the UVM in order to maintain their full-time student status. International students should also speak with their advisors to understand how their grades and credits will transfer back.

Volunteer Program

Students contribute to the local community through volunteering at least two hours a week in one of the NGO’s or Non-profit organizations associated with University. In addition, students must participate in a weekly workshop, dictated in English.

The volunteer program ends its semester with a closing activity where students along with the teacher plan an activity at one of the participating organizations.

  • Students must commit to completing a minimum of 2 hours of volunteering per week
  • Students will receive a participation certificate

In the orientation week students will have more information and the access to apply.


Foundation helps preserve native flora, with an emphasis on those species with conservation problems to ensure continuity.


  • Gardening
  • Nursery
  • Seed Collecting

Address: Calle Camino El Olivar 305, Viña del Mar https://goo.gl/maps/nf6n3nf6J4m

Volunteers will help English teachers with classroom activities and help Chilean students with their listening skills in English.

Paul Harris Address: Av. Viña del Mar 210, Forestal Viña del Mar: https://goo.gl/maps/crWDkkwnavr

Teodoro Lowey Address: José Miguel Carrera 1679, Recreo, Viña del Mar https://goo.gl/maps/oWBgUyVoP542

A nonprofit institution dedicated to serving children and young adults with multiple and severe disabilities.

The patients are between the ages of 2 – 27 years and live permanently in the hospital where they receive 24 hour care from a specialized staff.

Top floor of the hospital has a nursing home where volunteers can spend time with the elderly residents who live there permanently.

Students interested of this organization must have a B2 of Spanish or higher

Address: Avenida Atlántico Nº 4050 – 3º Sector- Gómez Carreño, Viña del Mar https://goo.gl/maps/eWRzvqHQHKw

Organization that uses surfing as a tool to encourage the following:

  • English language skills
  • Personal character development
  • Environmental consciousness among underprivileged and at-risk youth in Valparaiso

Address: 101 Garibaldi, Cerro La Cruz, Valparaíso: https://goo.gl/maps/PJrSq6Yyt2N2

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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