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  • Locations: Vina del Mar, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English, Spanish GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay Scholarships: External Scholarship, Provider Scholarship
Program Description:

ISA - Adolfo Ibáñez University

Chile 4
Chile 2
Academics Location
At the Adolfo Ibáñez University students may choose a language course, courses in English with international students, or courses in Spanish with locals. Students who are at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level may choose only from the courses instructed in English for international students and the Spanish language classes, not to exceed 268 contact hours. In some cases, students who place into the advanced level may petition to take a course with locals. Students who possess a high-advanced level of Spanish language proficiency may choose to take up to four courses with locals and five courses overall, not to exceed 268 contact hours. Students who have not yet completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent must choose language as one of their courses. Courses are held at the main campus of the University of Adolfo Ibañez and are instructed by host university faculty. Classmates are local and international students. Viña del Mar (pop. 285,000) is located halfway down Chile's endless coastline and sixty-eight miles northwest of Santiago. Viña del Mar, where students may be living and/or attending classes, is a coastal town separated from Valparaíso by a single street, and it has roughly the same population as Valparaíso. Though physically close, the cities vary greatly in style. From the winding, chaotic streets of Valparaíso, the uniform, block-style streets of Viña may come as a surprise. The brightly-colored houses on the hillsides in Valparaíso make way for neutral-toned high-rise buildings in Viña. Built more recently than Valpo and with the purpose of promoting tourism, Viña is a social and commercial hub, boasting some of the most popular beaches in the region!Your experience with ISA in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar will give you the opportunity to experience the Chilean culture, form friendships with Chileans, and expand your understanding of the country. These experiences are facilitated by Valparaíso's relative lack of tourists, and the preservation of its culture and its architecture. It's up to you to take advantage of all that Chile and ISA offer, and broaden your cultural horizons!
Student Life
Housing in Viña del Mar provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a truly memorable experience by living in a Chilean home with a local family! All home stays and pensiones are located in middle to upper class neighborhoods and offer glimpses of everyday life with easy access to your university and to city amenities. Living in a homestay, you are provided with three meals a day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once a week for the official duration of the program. Students will generally have their own room, but will share the home with another ISA student. Students may have the option of paying extra to be the only ISA student in the home. Pensiones house anywhere from four to ten Chilean, Latin American, and international students at a time, providing you with an opportunity to practice Spanish at home. If you choose to live in a pension, you are provided with three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You may opt to secure housing independently, however,you are solely responsible for researching and reserving housing, and paying all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose.