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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 4-Senior, Junior Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Art - Graphic Design, Art Studio, Astronomy, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Education, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, Foods and Nutrition, Geological Sciences, History, Homeland Security, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Humanities, Information Systems, Kinesiology, Management, Marketing, Music, Nursing, Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Social Work, Television, Theatre Arts
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat Program Type: SDSU Exchange
Program Description:
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University Profile
UNAB is widely regarded as one of Chile's finest and largest private universities, and has approximately 19,000 students enrolled in degree programs - both undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is divided in two campuses in Santiago, one in the eastern suburbs of the city (La Casona Campus), and the other one more centrally located in the downtown area. Foreign students, whether they stay for a semester or a year, are fully integrated into the University’s academic Schools and have full access to all the facilities and services offered by the institution.

Exchange students may also enroll in courses at the Viña del Mar and Concepción campuses although course availability may vary between the Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción campuses.

Academic Profile
Academic departments and course offerings are accessible on the website. To access the plan de estudio or curricula for each academic program, click on the name of the department. 

All SDSU students must enroll in the equivalent of at least 12 semester units at their host university to be considered full-time while studying abroad. 

Language Notes
All courses are taught in Spanish therefore students must have completed the intermediate level of Spanish (through SPAN 212) or equivalent (not including courses taken in high school). However, some upper-division Spanish (300+) is highly recommended. All applicants must meet the language prerequisites by the end of the semester prior to departure.

Heritage speakers of Spanish can have a Language Proficiency Recommendation Report completed by the Spanish department in the Aztecs Abroad application to verify language ability.

Program Dates
Academic year: Mid-March to December
Semester 1 (Spring semester at SDSU): March to July 
Semester 2 (Fall semester at SDSU): August to December

Housing and Meals
UNAB does not have university residences for students. However, the International office provides an online housing guide to some of the places that students can rent in the city, from homestays to private residences.

Insurance Requirement
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All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

A student visa is required to live and study in Chile. Students must apply for the visa before their departure for the program. The Chilean visa process is complex, and early planning and organization is a must! An official acceptance letter from UNAB is required to apply for the visa but it is not the only requirement for a complete application.

For an overview of the process, consult the Department of State website and the Consulate of Chile at Los Angeles. Scroll to Obtención Visa de Estudiante residente para extranjeros. You may also contact the consular officer in LA for more precise instructions.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2019 09/20/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/20/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA