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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Exchange
Language(s) of Instruction: English & Foreign Language, English Only, Foreign Language Only, Spanish Prior Language Study: 1 Semester
Language Course Offered: Yes Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.70
Eligible Populations: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior Housing Options: Homestay, Independent Living
Academic Highlights: Business, Liberal Arts Internship Available: No
Program Scholarship: No Service Learning Available: No
Program Advisor: Andrea Wiley
Program Description:

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Adolfo Ibáñez Univesity (UAI) is a highly prestigious Chilean institution founded in 1953. Today, the University is at the top of the Chilean university system. Currently, UAI has more than eight thousand students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Adolfo Ibáñez University Exchange Program Highlights

  • Enroll in Business and Humanities courses at one of Chile's top universities
  • Immerse yourself in Chilean life, attending classes alongside  Chilean and international students at UAI's Viña del Mar campus.

Academic Calendar

  • Semester one: first week of March to second week of July
  • Semester two: first week of August to third week of December

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Spanish Level C1 (CEFR) is recommended

Studying at Adolfo Ibáñez University

  • Mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester
  • Enroll in a semester long Spanish language course
  • Courses taught in English and Spanish specifically designed for International Exchange students in the following areas:
    • Business in Latin America
    • Latin American & Chilean Studies
  • For students with proficient Spanish language, direct enrollment courses taught in Spanish are available in the following areas:
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Journalism
    • Psychology
    • Liberal Arts
    • Government
  • Exchange students typically register for 5 courses at UAI.
  • Teaching methods include lectures, case studies and group work. Students must actively participate in each of their classes and meet the minimum attendance requirements for each course.
  • The grade scale goes from 1.0 (lowest) to 7.0 (highest). Babson students must receive a 4.0 or greater, equivalent to a Babson "C" or greater, to receive credit for coursework completed abroad.
  • For additional information about the available courses, please visit the following website:

Life at Adolfo Ibáñez University

  • Students participating in the UAI exchange program will have independent housing; students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation for their semester or academic year abroad. UAI offers housing resources and support.
  • The Undergraduate campus in Viña del Mar features a new building with a great view of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful city called “garden city”. See a video of the campus here:
  • On-campus facilities: library, study rooms, wifi, desktop computers, printers, cafeteria, gym
  • UAI designates a group of Chilean students as buddies in order to help international students with their experience in Chile

    Cost of Attendance