Viña del Mar
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Study Abroad in Viña del Mar, Chile

Viña del Mar

This relaxed, friendly city offers the best of both worlds: Easy access to Chile's natural wonders and urban amenities, all in a city that's home to so many parks that it’s nicknamed "The Garden City". When you study abroad in Viña del Mar, immerse yourself in Spanish language and international business through courses at the University of Adolfo Ibañez, one of the top business schools in Latin America and first Chilean university to obtain triple accreditation from AACSB, AMA and EQUIS. Gain hands-on experience through CEA's volunteering opportunities and turn the city into your classroom through a range of cultural activities, like visits to Casablanca’s wineries, poet Pablo Neruda's home on Isla Negra, and excursions.

About the Country

Chile

When you study abroad in Chile, you’ll learn how to savor the good things: nature’s beauty, new experiences, and a quality education. This unusually long and narrow country features the majority of South America’s western coastline and encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems spread across four distinct natural regions.  If you love spending time outdoors, Chile is the playground you’ve been waiting to explore. When you aren’t in class, you’ll have the opportunity to go whitewater rafting, surf the Pacific Ocean, horseback ride through lush green valleys, ski in the Andes, hike through the forests of Alerce Andino National park, kayak through the Laguna de Incas, take a boat tour of Patagonia’s Marble Caves, cruise through spectacular fjords and gleaming glaciers, star gaze in the Atacama Desert, and sunbathe on shimmering white sand beaches.      

Lilian Trigo, Program Director, Viña del Mar

Lilian attends to student issues including academics, housing, excursions, and social activities with our partner universities. Before joining CEA, Lilian taught for more than 20 years at various levels of elementary school, high school, and higher education. She has also participated in international programs for students from Germany and the U.S., including student exchange programs and volunteer work in Chile. More

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Local Highlights

Caleta Portales

This important fishing cove, located at the city limits of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, draws local people and tourists every day to buy a variety of fresh fish. It’s also a great place to enjoy delicious local seafood at nearby restaurants.


Soul Café

“A good day starts with coffee and soul,“ as they say... Soul Café is a unique, intimate place for a lot more than coffee. Located in downtown Viña del Mar, this welcoming spot offers great coffee, a vast selection of teas, juices, sandwiches, salads, and pastries, along with good music.


Concon

Take a 15-minute bus ride to the next town, ConCon, a.k.a. Gastronomic Capital of Chile. Try the best empanadas, take a lovely walk at the beach, enjoy surfing on wonderful waves, or go sand boarding on rolling sand dunes.


Parque Nacional La Campana

If you enjoy hiking and adventure, take the metro train inland to the town of Limache and then hop on a bus to Olmue. The National Park La Campana offers, hiking paths, picnic areas, viewpoints, and camping sites.


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Fall 14 MOJO, Vina del Mar.

Completely Convenient  
The ease of the program and knowledge of the entire organization is top notch. The experience they provided for me was incredible. …CEA makes living in a foreign country completely convenient.

Gerardo Reyes
New Mexico State University,
Fall 2013, Viña del Mar, Chile
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