Chile - Viña del Mar

Live and study in Viña del Mar, Chile! Located 70 miles west of Chile’s capital Santiago, Viña (as it is more commonly known) has a population of approximately 325,000 and is surrounded by picturesque beaches, lakes, and mountains. Next to Viña is Valparaiso, the most important port of Chile and the South American Pacific and a city recently declared a Patrimonio de la Humanidad (World Heritage Site).

Explore complete Chile - Viña del Mar Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.


You will attend classes at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), a private university beautifully located, with an extraordinary view of the bay, only 10 minutes from downtown. CSB/SJU students take one course (Study Abroad Seminar) from their CSB/SJU faculty director. 

Students participate in the Chile program on 2 separate, concurrent tracks:  the Hispanic Studies major/minor track (pre-req HISP 311) or the Latin America and Chile Studies track (pre-req HISP 112). 

Hispanic Studies Major/Minor Track
  • Study Abroad Seminar (IC/EL; CS/GL/EX) - Taught by the CSB/SJU Program Director
  • 3 Seminar Courses - Taught in Spanish.  Considering taking 1 Direct Enrollment course alongside Chilean students! Sample Direct Enrollment course options can be found here.
Latin America and Chile Studies Track
  • Study Abroad Seminar (IC/EL; CS/GL/EX) - Taught by the CSB/SJU Program Director
  • Spanish Language Course at your level
  • 2 Seminar Courses - Taught in English, from subjects such as Global Business, Communication, History, and Peace Studies. A complete list of seminar courses offered by UAI can be found here.
  • COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (IC/EL; CS/GL/EX)
  • HISP 215 - Intermediate Spanish I (4 cr)
  • HISP 216 - Intermediate Spanish II (4 cr)
  • HISP 315 - Spanish Conversation Abroad (4cr)
  • HISP 316 - Topics of Conversation & Composition on Chilean and Latin American Issues (4 cr)
  • HISP 363 - Advanced Spanish Abroad (4 cr)
  • ART 370* - Topics in Art History: Latin American Art & Culture (4cr) (FA; AE) *Hispanic Studies Major/Minor Track only
  • HISP 370* - History of Chile (4 cr) (HM; HE) *Hispanic Studies Major/Minor Track only
  • SA 370 - UAI Pending Courses (4-8 cr)
  • HIST 370 - Latin American Culture and Identity (4 cr) (HM/IC; HE)
  • HIST 370 - Latin America in the Age of Globalization (4 cr)
  • HIST 370 - Economic Development in Latin America: Milestones and Crisis (4 cr)
  • POLS 370 - Socialism, Capitalism, and Communism in Latin America (4 cr)
  • PCST 370 - Human Rights in Chile: An Historical Perspective (4 cr)
  • COMM 370 - Latin America on Film (4 cr) (HM; HE)
  • GBUS 370 - Marketing Trends & Strategies in Latin America

For course descriptions, refer to the CSBSJU-Global Portal.


Participants live in Chilean homes. Students will be provided with meals (three meals a day, seven days per week) and laundry. This arrangement for meals in Chilean homes for the duration of the academic program is included in the cost of the program; however, meals on excursions will be at the students' expense.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB/SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB/SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee.  Find Program Fee information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience.  Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with the program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.

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