Viña del Mar


7/28/18 - 12/8/18



Estimated Credits:

14 - 18


Apply by 5/1/18 Withdraw by 6/1/18


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial


High School Graduate
Minimum GPA:
Foreign Language
High Advanced And Above

About the Program

Program Description

Do you speak Spanish at an advanced level? Are you ready to take your language skills to the next level while delving into Latin American culture? Then this program is for you! You’ll attend class alongside Chilean and other Latin American students, choosing from a wide range of courses taught in Spanish. Flexible course options allow you to earn credits toward your major or fulfill additional graduation requirements. You’ll hone your language skills through interactions with your fellow students in the classroom and on campus.

Program Structure

Enroll in 2 core courses to facilitate your language study and 2 integrated courses from the University of Viña del Mar's regular course listings. Core courses meet for 32-124 contact hours/2-8 credits, while integrated courses meet for 64 contact hours/4 credits. You may enroll in an optional Service Learning workshop and earn 1 additional credit.

You may earn a total of 14-18 credits (up to 282 contact hours) per semester. Class days and times vary. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.

You'll register for courses and take a language placement exam after you arrive in Viña del Mar. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

The University of Viña del Mar welcomes students from across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, many of whom are drawn to the school’s renowned Spanish Center.  Since 2008 the UVM has been certified to provide the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) which is organized by the Cervantes Institute of Spain together with the Universidad de Salamanca. Take integrated courses with local and other international students, taught in your choice of English and Spanish, on the university’s two centrally located campuses.  

Where You'll Stay

When in Viña del Mar, live as the locals do! Choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA Housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in Viña del Mar with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Vina Del Mar easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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