Business, STEM & Spanish Language
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
The Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is a private institution with a modern campus located in the Metropolitana region of Viña del Mar. ISA students at the UAI will take courses through the International Program’s Office, which offers courses in Spanish language, culture and civilization, and Business courses in English. Students who possess an advanced Spanish proficiency level are eligible to enroll in courses with local Chileans in a variety of subjects.
The UAI was bestowed a "Triple Crown" award, which is in reason to its accreditation by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EuropeanQuality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBA's (AMBA). The UAI is in the 1% of Business Schools in the world who have received this title. The UAI also holds the Chilean National Commission of Accreditation (CNAP) which is recognized by the Chilean Ministry of Education (Mineduc) and Superior Education Council (Consejo Superior de Educación).
Summer 5 2020
Mid May, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020
Mar 25, 2020
90 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Created with international students in mind, this academic program is run by the International Programs Office at ABET accredited university, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. You will have the unique opportunity to continue developing your technical skills in an international environment, as you can take two courses specific to business, science, technology, engineering, and math. If you're interested in learning Spanish, then you will also have the option of enrolling in Spanish language courses, but please note that no Spanish language experience is required. All courses are taught at the Universidad Adolfo Ibàñez by local university professors. You will take classes alongside other international students.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
You must enroll in 90 contact hours during your five-week summer program. This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish proficiency level. You may enroll in a Spanish language course in addition to a STEM or business related course in English.
Course availability is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-aproval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancelations.
Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Chile Site Specialist.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students’ home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Per the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 45 contact hours is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.
It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program.
The transcript from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their home university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.
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Support & Funding
VALPARAÍSO & VIÑA DEL MAR TEAM
Coordinator, UAI Programs, Chile
Student Services, Chile
Lizette Arredondo Castillo
Director of ISA Chile Programs, Chile
Paula Calderon Munoz
Service-Learning Coordinator, Chile
Student Services, Chile
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Chilean lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Chile. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Host families are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and laundry service once a week. You will typically have your own bedroom but will likely have another ISA student of the same gender as a housemate.
While similar to a homestay, pensiones are larger homes that provide housing to multiple students, international and local students alike. This option includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and laundry service once per week. This is a great option should you be seeking a more independent experience and would prefer to not live with a nuclear family.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
A perfect introduction to ISA and Chile, you will begin your program on a three-night/four-day excursion in the capital city of Santiago. You will get to visit landmarks, such as La Moneda, Cerro Santa Lucía, the Plaza de Armas & Catedral de Santiago, and the Central Market & Los Domínicos.
Cajón del Maipo
On this day excursion, you will enjoy the amazing landscapes of the Cajón del Maipo. Located in close proximity to the Maipo River, nestled between beautiful mountains and forests, you will find the Cajón del Maipo and Touristic Center and Sanctuary of Nature Cascada las Animas. This paradise is composed of 360,000 acres worth of mountain ranges, valleys, slopes and waterfalls that you'll greatly enjoy!
Pomaire &Isla Negra
Pomaire, one of Chile's most famed centers for artisans and crafts, is a great place to not only encounter high quality clay pottery, but also for tasting some of the more typical Chilean dishes.
Interested in the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda? You will make a pit stop in Isla Negra to visit his Pacific Ocean home and grave site.
Cultural Activities in Chile
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Valparaiso. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Valparaiso special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included historical tours, language exchanges with local students, tours of Neruda's Valparaiso home and the art museum, Mueso Fonck.