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.
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
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.
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:
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Obstetrics and Midwifery
- Speech therapy
- Business and Administration
- Business and Economics
- Service Management
- Audiovisual Communication
- Family Services
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.
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.
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.
Chile: Universidad de los Andes
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