Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Location
Santiago, Chile

Website
uai.cl

Availability
Available university-wide   


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    Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) was founded in 1953 as the Business School of Valparaíso and in 1988 it was established as a University. Today, the institution is comprised of eight schools, more than 9500 undergraduate students and 2200 postgraduate students in its campuses. With a mission to contribute to the cultural and material development of the country through teaching activities, research and links with the environment, UAI is committed to the values of personal freedom and responsibility. 
     
    There are two campuses across Chile, the Peñalolén’s campus in Santiago and 1.5 hours away is the Viña del Mar campus. Both campuses offer courses in English. 
     
    UAI is highly ranked, #23 QS University Rankings: Latin America 2018, and has many international accreditations. The School of Business is triple crowned with AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, and their Master of Finance program is CFA accredited.  

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    Santiago is Chile's capital and largest city. The city has a population of 5.6 million people with 85% of its inhabitants residing in the Santiago metropolitan area. Santiago is located in the centre of the country in a valley, within an hour to both the coast and the Andes mountain range. On a clear day, the Andes can be seen from most points in the city. Chile's economic development has made Santiago one of South America's modern cities. Its business district is lined with skyscrapers and multinational companies that have established their regional headquarters.

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    • Cerro San Cristóbal 
    • Museo Chileno de Arte PreColombino 
    • Mercado Central 
    • Centro Gabriela Mistral 
    • Jardín Botánico Nacional 
    • Parque Quinta Vergara 
    • Cerro Castillo 
    • Museo de Arquelogía e Historia Francisco Fonck 
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    Chile, officially The Republic of Chile, is one of the longest countries in the world. It stretches along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline, and is only 350kms at its widest point east to west.

    Nine percent of Chile’s 19,042,500 million inhabitants are of indigenous decent. The Mapuche represent 84% of the indigenous population, while the Aymara, the Diaguita, the Lickanantay, and the Quechua peoples together represent 15%. About 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in Greater Santiago. The Andes, the longest mountain range in the world runs along the eastern border of the country, creating a natural boundary with Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

    Chile offers a remarkable variety of climate and landscape. Climate ranges include the world's driest desert in the north - the Atacama Desert, a Mediterranean climate in the centre, humid subtropical on Easter Island, an oceanic climate, and alpine tundra and glaciers in the east and south. Patagonia is one of two places in the world where you can access Antartica.

    Chile is among South America's most economically and socially stable and prosperous nations, with a high-income economy and high living standards. Chile claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

    Did you know?

    The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world, with average rainfall measuring about 0.6 inches a year. Some spots have never even registered rainfall since recording began. “Villa Las Estrellas”, a Chilean town and research station on King George island, is one of only two permanent civilian bases in Antarctica. It has a summer population of 150 and a winter population of 80.

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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First Semester (SP2)
March to July

Second Term (SP5)
August to December


Universidad Adolfo Ibanez Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 2°c to 17°c 
Spring/Summer: 11°c to 30°c 

Currency
$ Chilean Peso (CLP) 

Local language/s
Spanish


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    Universidad Adolfo Ibanez does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Santiago International Airport. 

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    Universidad Adolfo Ibanez does not offer on-campus accommodation. Students will need to make their own accommodation arrangement while on exchange. 

    More information on how to organise your accommodation will be provided by Universidad Adolfo Ibanez once you have been accepted into their program. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1700 
    Accommodation  $730 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $370 per month 
    Transportation $75 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $600 to $700 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Chile is available here
 
Chile embassy website can be found here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez is not an exchange partner for winter/summer school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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