Semester Exchange - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Semester Exchange - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

It is a private, non-traditional university in Chile with over half a century of tradition in business education. The Adolfo Ibañez University is ranked 1° Private University in Chile according to América Economía, and the CSIC (Spanish institution for University research). The international office organizes a wide range of cultural activities for students every weekend. They have a campus in Santiago, but their main campus is in the beautiful Viña del Mar, offering courses in Business and Engineering (in English).View their international student handbook here.



Type of Program

Semester Exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

Fall semester: 1 August - 15 December, Spring semester: 1 March - 15  July

Language of Instruction


Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please refer to the unit equivalencies guide for credit(s) you would receive for the subjects you wish to study while on the program.


There is an assortment of housing options available in Viña del Mar and Santiago; the exchange coordinator at UAI helps students arrange housing, either alone or with other students. Students can expect to live in a very nice apartment, in a good neighborhood for less than $450 per month (single unit)

Valpo Surf ProjectThis is an optional extracurricular activity that they organise as an option for students. The goal is to use surfing instruction and academic mentoring to encourage English language skills, personal character development, and environmental consciousness among underprivileged and at-risk youth in Valparaiso, Chile. You will help in the logistical task of the organization, constructing lessons plans, helping in the classroom setting, and of course surfing with the youth we serve. The ideal candidate has some Spanish skill, but more importantly, a strong desire to work with youth and the organization. Students from any major or specialization can be used. Tasks can range from building lessons plans, to participating in English teaching, to surfing with the students, so the volunteer needs to be flexible. Any experience in language teaching/ organizational experience will be beneficial. Note: volunteer does not need to know how to surf. Enquire with UAI staff once accepted.

Exchange Student Website

Please refer to this website Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • In order to apply for study at UAI exchange students must confirm the application procedures with their universities of origin. After that, universities inform the list of nominated students to UAI and the filling of an application form will be required.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate Health Insurance that covers their time in Chile. It is mandatory to obtain it. This health insurance must cover all the semester or year of study while in Chile. We will request a copy of it during Orientation Day.
  • Student Visa is mandatory for all international students in Chile. The original UAI acceptance letter will be required in order to obtain the visa at the Chilean consulate. Once in Chile, students must complete the procedure following the indications given during the orientation session.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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It is a private, non-traditional university in Chile with over half a century of tradition in business education. The Adolfo Ibañez University is ranked 1° Private University in Chile according to América Economía, and the CSIC (Spanish institution for University research)

Area of study
Business; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Music, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Chile

Travel Grant


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