- Classes taught in Spanish
- Courses with Chilean students
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Early-start options: must have completed a minimum of five semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent
- Standard programs: must have completed six semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent
- Completed API application
- University Contact Information Form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Completion of an oral interview
- Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa
Add on a Volunteer Program!
- API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
- Volunteer Add-On Options
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
Students at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) must be prepared to complete coursework in Spanish with local Chilean students. All students selecting the early-start option (available for fall and academic year students) or the January Intersession option (available for spring and calendar year students) will complete an intensive Spanish language course in combination with coursework in Spanish. The intensive course consists of three weeks of study during the fall session (the second semester in Chile) and four weeks during the U.S. spring semester (the first semester in Chile). A language placement exam and course registration will take place during the on-site orientation, immediately prior to the start of the standard semester.
Students can choose courses from any department at UAH, including economics and business, education, humanities, law, philosophy, psychology and the social sciences. Courses may be selected from offerings completed by Chilean students during the first three years of each degree program.
Additionally, API students have the option to complete a “Poverty and Development” course. Designed for international students, it provides students with a theoretical overview of poverty and social justice initiatives. As a requirement of the course, students will volunteer at organizations working with local populations to gain a more profound understanding of vulnerable groups within Chilean society.
Courses with Chileans that have been more popular among visiting international students at the UAH include:
Business and Economics:
COMPORTAMIENTO ORGANIZACIONAL (Organizational Behavior)
CREACIÓN DE EMPRESAS (Business Creation)
DISEÑO DE NEGOCIOS Y MARKETING DIGITAL (Business Design and Digital Marketing)
ECONOMÍA INTERNACIONAL (International Economics)
ÉTICA EMPRESARIAL Y ECONÓMICA (Business and Economic Ethics)
GLOBALIZACIÓN E INTEGRACIÓN REGIONAL (Globalization and Regional Integration)
COMUNICACIÓN MULTIMEDIA (Multimedia Communication)
COMUNICACIÓN Y ESTRATEGIA POLÍTICA (Communication and Political Strategy)
Social Sciences and Humanities:
CULTURA Y MODERNIDAD (Culture and Modernity)
CULTURA LATINOAMERICANA (Latin American Culture)
HISTORIA DE AMÉRICA LATINA (History of Latin America I)
HISTORIA DE AMÉRICA LATINA II (History of Latin America II)
HISTORIA DE CHILE (History of Chile)
HISTORIA SOCIAL Y POLÍTICA DE AMÉRICA LATINA (Political and Social History of Latin America)
INNOVACIÓN Y EMPRENDIMIENTO SOCIAL (Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship)
INTERCULTURALIDAD Y MULTICULTURALISMO (“Inter-culturality” and Multiculturalism)
LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA I (Latin American Literature I)
LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA II (Latin American Literature II)
LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA III (Latin American Literature III)
LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA IV (Latin American Literature IV)
LITERATURA NORTEAMERICANA (North American Literature)
LITERATURA Y SOCIEDAD CONTEMPORÁNEA (Contemporary Literature and Society)
NEGOCIACIÓN INTERNACIONAL (International Negotiation)
OPINIÓN PÚBLICA (Public Opinion)
SEMINARIO DE POESÍA CHILENA (Chilean Poetry Seminar)
SISTEMA POLÍTICO INTERNACIONAL (International Political System)
U.S. credits assigned per course will vary based on the number of UAH credits assigned to each class and the course workload.