VINA DEL MAR: ASA – Universidad de Viña del Mar
Vina del Mar, Chile
- Fall Semester - Late July - Mid December
- Spring Semester - Early March - Mid June
- Summer 1 Semester - Late May - late June
- Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Late July
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
- Summer 1 Semester - March 1
- Summer 2 Semester - March 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Students with all levels of Spanish may study in Chile through the Universidad de Viña del Mar.
The Universidad de Viña del Mar offers courses for all levels of Spanish ability. All students will be required to take Spanish language courses plus electives taught in English or Spanish. Semester students will receive 16 NU credits on the program. Summer students will take one intensive language class for a total of 8 NU credits.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
Founded November 21, 1988, the Universidad de Viña del Mar (UVM) is a private institution of higher education and has quickly become one of Chile's most prestigious private universities. With approximately 5,000 enrolled students and not too many Americans, it has the perfect environment to be able to easily integrate with Chilean students, and receive personal attention from the faculty and International Office. The UVM has an educational model that emphasizes social responsibility, and is a new university that prides itself on being a flexible and innovative. In addition, the UVM strives to create leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, who can be competitive in today's global society. The university recognizes that today's workplace is not only interdisciplinary, but it is also becoming increasingly globalized and competitive. Therefore, the UVM's mission is "To create people who can contribute to the development of their surroundings, by gaining knowledge in an academic environment that is also humanistic, technologically advanced, and integrated." The importance of cultural exchange through both welcoming students from abroad and sending their own students abroad is also a key element in the UVM's mission. The Universidad de Viña del Mar has a modern campus that is located in the higher part of the city and has characteristics similar to some of the most important higher education centers in Europe and North America. The UVM has also been a pioneer in promoting new fields of study in Chile, such as Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources and Architecture. The campus covers 50 acres, situated on the principle access street to Viña del Mar. It is minutes away from the center of the city, adjacent to where Pope John Paul II spoke in 1987. The main campus contains the majority of UVM's academic schools and departments and has a variety of features, such as ample classrooms, auditoriums, library, laboratories, amphitheatre, gymnasium and sports complex, cafeteria, banking services, and bookstores.
- Open to students of all language levels
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 2.5
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Online OISP application
- Online ASA application
- Official transcript
- 4 passport-sized photos
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- Release & Credits Form
- One letter of recommendation required if GPA is below 3.0
- Northeastern University students should not pay the $150 program deposit at time of application. They should apply online without making a payment and then call ASA to pay the $50 application fee. The $100 program deposit will be covered by Northeastern University OISP.
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Summer 2 2013: $9,930
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($9,830), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students live with a host family that provides 3 meals per day and laundry once per week.
Located 5 miles from the city of Valparaíso, Viña del Mar is a thriving city and major vacation destination. Together these two cities form the second largest urban center in Chile, with a combined population of over 600,000. While Viña del Mar provides beautiful beaches and a varied repertoire of artistic performances, Valparaíso is internationally recognized as the cultural and legislative capital of Chile, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site.