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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.5 Prerequisite: See course descriptions below
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, PI, SCBI, SI: Non-lab, UP Study Abroad Contact: Alma Sandoval
Program Description:


Founded in 1953, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) offers students the opportunity to study in a variety of disciplines in Viña del Mar, Chile. Located on central Chile's Pacific Coast, Viña del Mar plays host to many city gardens and long stretches of white sandy beaches. While living in Vina del Mar, students will enjoy the many restaurants, sporting facilities and cultural events the city has to offer.

UAI's modern, hill-top Vina del Mar campus provides students with incredible views of the Pacific coast and the city. Students have access to all campus amenities including a cafeteria, state of the art gym, library, study rooms, computer labs, and WiFi access. When students arrive at UAI, they will be paired with a group of Chilean students to ease their transition to the university and to immerse them in student life. In addition, UAI highly recommends students participate in many of their volunteer opportunies at local institutions to further the immersive experience, as well as enhance their social experiences.

For more information, visit UAI's international student home page, and take a look at their International Student Handbook.

Click for videos of Viña del Mar campus.


Students can choose from a variety of courses taught in either English (Specially Designed Courses) or Spanish (Pregado). Students must have completed SPN 106 or the equivalent in order to enroll in regular "pregrado" courses taught in Spanish. Subject areas include: Business, Engineering, Law, Journalism, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Government, and Spanish Language.

Program Term Required number of classes Credits per course Total DPU Credits
Fall quarter only 4 classes 4.5 DPU credits 18 DPU credits
Academic Year 9 - 10 classes (4 - 5 per semester) 4.5 DPU credits 40.5 - 45 DPU credits

How to search for courses:
  1. Look at the Adolfo Ibañez options. There are both specially designed courses for international students and pregrado courses (organized by major) for regular Chilean students. Previous students have recommended taking a combination of these options. Be aware that the DePaul Fall term is Semester II in Chile.
  2. Select a list of courses you may want to take, including backups.
  3. To find how courses would count at DePaul, return to the top of this page and click the link to "DePaul Course Equivalents" or click here. If a course does not have a DePaul equivalency, please inform your study abroad advisor.
Students interested in a language major or minor should review this degree progress video and contact the Department of Modern Languages advisor to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

Visit the Modern Language Option page for more information on how you can substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses.


Please note that students are responsible for coordinating housing arrangements with the assistance of Adolfo Ibañez. Homestay options are available.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled.. Click for the Academic Year fee or the Fall quarter fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:

Name Email Term Attended
Emma Stotts emmastotts2015@gmail.com Academic Year 2017-2018
Katherine Wiese wiesekatherine@gmail.com Fall 2015
Carlina Vanjo cvanjo1@gmail.com Fall 2015


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/01/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA