• Santiago Chile panoramic

    Chile: Universidad de los Andes

  • Santiago Chile panoramic overview

    Chile: Universidad de los Andes

  • Santiago's plaza de armas

    Chile: Universidad de los Andes

  • Santiago Chile

    Chile: Universidad de los Andes

Introduction

Situated next to the Andes Mountains in the capital city of Chile, Santiago, University of Los Andes (UANDES) offers a variety of courses for students to study in English.  

The campus combines modern architecture with green spaces for learning and extracurricular activities. There are many clubs to get involved in as well as many services provided by the international office.

Founded in 1989, the UANDES focuses on research, innovation, and development. The school’s 8,000 students can choose from 25 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs.

Location

The campus sits at the foothills of the Andes outside of metropolitan Santiago. As the largest city in Chile, Santiago acts as a cultural and political hub.

“It's a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city's landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries, cafes and beer halls of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you'll find tiny restaurants and world-class hotels.” – Mark Johanson

 

Academics

UANDES offers 24 undergraduate programs with classes in English. There are over 8,000 students on campus. Class sizes are 18:1, similar to UNI and offer hands-on opportunities and research projects to join. Classes are offered in English so students do not need to know the language. UANDES is great for majors in: Business, Health, Communication, Education, Family Sciences, History, and the Humanities.

Semester

Los Andes offers courses in Spanish and English.

The UANDES Business Exchange Semester is completely taught in English.

Students who apply to a regular exchange semester and whose native language is not Spanish should demonstrate an upper-intermediate level of Spanish. Classes are available in the fields of:

  • Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Business and Administration
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • History

Summer Programs

Global Opportunities (GO UANDES) offers two summer programs. They offer an intensive Spanish language learning program for 4-weeks in July. Courses include an insight to Chilean and Latin American culture.

They also offer a business program in English. This program focuses on the Chilean Economy for 3-weeks in July-August. The GO UANDES programs unite students from different countries through classes, field trips, joint projects, and other activates.

Getting Involved

UANDES holds an orientation week prior to the start of classes. This includes a cultural trip and activities as well as a buddy program. This is a great chance for students to learn how to get involved. There is a student organization to integrate international students with Chilean and help them with their stay. 

They also offer a wide range of sports, cultural, and entertainment activities through their Student Life Department. They also hold a farewell event at the end of the semester for international students.  

Housing & Meals

Los Andes does not offer on-campus housing, but there are many options outside of this. Students can list with a host family, in residences, or shared flats. Los Andes sends a list of recommended housing options to students once they are accepted to the program.

Summer School

Global Opportunities (GO UANDES) has two summer programs. They offer an intensive Spanish language program for 4-weeks in July. Courses explore Chilean and Latin American culture. This is a 3 US credit program. Students can take A1, B1, or B2 level Spanish. 

They also offer a business program taught in English. This program focuses on the Chilean Economy for 3-weeks in July-August. The program unites students from different countries through field trips, joint projects, and other activates. This is a 4 US credit program. 

More information via their online brochures can be found on the 'ongoing programs' page. 

Program Costs

Chile: Universidad de los Andes

Estimated Program Cost:

$12,056*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Summer
2019
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Term: 
Spring
2019
App Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 to Friday, July 5, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.