Study Abroad in Valparaiso - API Integrated Studies Program
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English and Spanish
  • Semester-long Spanish course available every semester

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers; 1 year of college-level Spanish highly recommended
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • CV or résumé
  • Statement of purpose and completion of an oral interview (in Spanish – required only for students wishing to take coursework in Spanish)
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

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

CALENDAR YEAR 2017
Feb 17, 2017 - Early Dec, 2017
$24,600
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 4, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
$12,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 4, 2017 - Jul 13, 2018
$24,600
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Late Feb, 2018 - Late Jun, 2018
$11,380
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
Mid-Feb, 2018 - Early Dec, 2018
$22,580
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Early Aug, 2018 - Early Dec, 2018
$10,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Early Aug, 2018 - Mid-Jul, 2019
$21,880

Deadlines

CALENDAR YEAR 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Oct 1, 2016; Standard Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017 (Priority: Oct 1, 2017)
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Oct 1, 2017; Standard Deadline: Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Apr 1, 2018; Standard Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority Deadline: Apr 1, 2018; Standard Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT CONTACT HOURS

Semester: 12-15 semester credits

At the beautiful Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM), students have the opportunity to study abroad in Valparaíso and take courses in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two at one of the most highly ranked universities in Chile.

Students may select from the following options:

1) courses in English designed for both local students and visiting international students;

2) courses in Spanish designed for visiting international students;

3) integrated courses in Spanish with Chilean students;

4) Spanish language courses designed for visiting international students.

Students interested in science and engineering coursework may choose any course for which they have completed the prerequisite courses on their home campus.

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Founded on the belief that education serves as a means of social mobility and personal growth, UTFSM has a strong history of altruism. Interested students can take advantage of volunteer opportunities offered by the university. Visiting students also have the opportunity to get involved with an incredible business incubator, whereby ideas of young students at the university are converted into functioning and profitable businesses. Visiting students can contribute to the vision of a fellow student, earning a certificate that can be used to request internship credit through their home university.

ACADEMIC AND CALENDAR YEAR STUDENTS

The Chilean academic calendar follows the calendar year; the first semester in Chile is actually the equivalent of the spring semester in the U.S. Students who wish to study for two semesters in Chile are encouraged to consider the Calendar Year option (spring/fall) rather than the traditional Academic Year option (fall/spring). Students selecting a Calendar Year program have access to API housing throughout their program and are not required to travel or return home during the semester break. In contrast, students selecting an Academic Year option will have approximately a 2.5 month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight and day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

2014-02-11 at 18-10-46Hannah Stack is the Valparaíso Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Chile.

 

Resident Director

Alejandra Rojas is the Valparaíso Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Chile.

Alejandra Rojas