Semester Exchange - Universidad de los Andes
innovation and development, and offers courses in English within business, Latin American Politics, Communication and Engineering. As an exchange student you will integrate within the Latin culture by completing a Spanish as a foreign language course, as well as work within their 128 acre world class campus that houses laboratories, research centres, state of the art libraries, as well as an art and cultural extension museum. It is one of the few Colombian universities to have received high quality institutional accreditation by the Colombian Ministry of Education, given in January 2015, and Los Andes has consistently been regarded as one of the best Colombian universities, and as one of the top 10 in Latin America and one of the top 300 world universities according to both the QS World Top University Rankings and the Times Higher Education Classification.
See a virtual tour of the campus here!
"I don't want to go home, I absolutely love Chile, it's met every expectation and exceeded them, it's an amazing place and everyone here is so helpful and so lovely. I am very happy I decided to come to Chile." - past Macquarie University exchange student.
Program Dates: First semester:1 March- 6July 2016, Second semester: 1 August- 11December 2016
Type of program: Semester Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
Course details: UANDES do offer units in English, mostly within business, but also some in Communications and Engineering.
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website
More Information: Please refer to this website Universidad de los Andes.
Pre-approved unit list: Please refer to this file for more information.
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Students need to send their complete transcript of records with the credit and grade equivalence. If they are taking courses in Spanish they need to certify that they have a B2 level, (this can be a letter from a Spanish teacher).
- Spanish proficiency
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.
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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The university is commonly self-styled as UANDES, is a non-profit private research university founded in 1989 in Santiago, Chile, that places special emphasis on research, innovation and development.
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Business; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Music, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Chile
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