- Classes taught in English and Spanish
- Semester-long Spanish course available every semester
- 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
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
Visiting international students complete an intensive two-week Spanish course prior to the start of the regular semester and then begin their semester courses. Students may select any combination of courses in English or Spanish.
SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES
Students may complete a semester-long Spanish language course, offered at three levels.
- Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level II (B1) [Syllabus]
- Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level III (B2) [Syllabus]
- Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level IV (C1)
COURSES IN ENGLISH WITH CHILEAN STUDENTS
Students may select any of the courses below in English. The courses are open to both visiting international students and local Chilean students. Minimum enrollment targets must be met to offer these courses.
- Chilean Identity (3 UTFSM credits)
- Latin America’s Development (3 UTFSM credits)
- Pre Colombian Civilizations (2 UTFSM Credits)
- Marketing (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Projects Development and Control (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Strategic Management And Competitive Advantage (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Economics and Management of Natural Resources and Environment (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Specific Projects (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Sustainable Design (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
COURSES IN SPANISH WITH CHILEAN STUDENTS
Students with a high level of Spanish are welcome and encouraged to take courses in Spanish integrated with Chilean students. The most popular courses taken in past semesters from the standard courses offerings at the UTFSM have included:
- Misterios y Tradiciones De La Cultura Rapa Nui (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Historia Reciente De Chile: Política, Derechos Humanos y Evolución [Syllabus]
- Cultural (3 UTFSM credits)
- Historia Chilena Contemporánea (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Panorama De Las Civilizaciones Actuales (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Historia Contemporánea (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Crecimiento y Desarrollo Personal (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Formación y Liderazgo Empresarial (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Sociedad y Politica Contemporánea (2 UTFSM credits)
- Gestión de La Innovación (3 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Cultura Urbana Contemporánea (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
- Patrimonio Mundial en Chile (2 UTFSM credits) [Syllabus]
Students may also visit the UTFSM website or contact the API Program Coordinator/Manager to consider additional courses in the following subject areas:
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Humanities (Arts, Communication and Language, Philosophy, History,
- Industrial Engineering/Business
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Physical Education, Sports and Recreation
- Science of Materials