Study Abroad Programs - University of Chile
Founded in 1842, the University of Chile is located in Chile’s capital, Santiago. With a population of 5.5 million, Santiago is a lively cosmopolitan city full of both colonial architecture and modern buildings. There are many cafes, restaurants, city parks, and plazas. Offering a beautiful natural environment, Chile boasts skiing and snowboarding in the Andes, hiking trails in the mountains, and 2700 miles of beach-lined seacoast. Since the country is only 100 miles wide, mountains and beaches are just two hours apart! In the north of Chile is the desert, while the central area near Santiago supports agriculture and vineyards. The southern region is home to lakes, forests, and volcanoes. Seasons are the reverse of those in the U.S. There is easy travel to Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Allison Doe is a Nursing student at the University of Maine who spent Fall 2009 at the University of Chile. Read about Allison Doe’s experience in Chile here.
Areas of Study (in Spanish):
Arts and Architecture, Biological Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Political Science, Social Sciences and Spanish Language and Literature.
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
A minimum 5 semesters of Spanish language study is required for this exchange program.
The following dates give an overview of the academic calendar of the University of Chile. The Study Secretariats of each Faculty and Institute set the specific admission, exam and holiday dates.
First Semester – from March to July
Second Semester – from July to December
A minimum 5 semesters of Spanish language study is required for this exchange program. All courses are taught in Spanish.The University enrolls 23,000 undergraduates in 14 faculties or colleges. The University of Chile hosts a symphony orchestra, a national ballet company, three museums, and a theatre.
The Universidad de Chile has no dormitories or housing facilities for visiting students. The Office of International Programs (Student Mobility Program Office) at the University of Chile assists exchange students with securing housing. Most students live with a host family. Apartments are also available. The average monthly cost for lodging and meals is around USD$600. There are metro and bus systems for easy travel around the city.
Estimated budget for a semester:
- Tuition – 15 credit hours of in-state or out-of-state tuition to UMaine
- Fees – mandatory fees for 15 credit hours to UMaine (Unified fee, Activity fee, Communication fee and Rec Center fee)
- Housing – $1,500
- Food – $1,500
- Airfare – $1,500-2,000
- Health insurance – $90-150
- Textbooks – $200
- Local Transportation – $500
- Chile visa application fee – $150
- Personal expenses – vary
- Campuses – maps and addresses
- Practical Information – climate, safety, arriving in Santiago
- Student Mobility Program
Schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor to start the study abroad process at 207-581-1509.