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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description


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Quick Facts

  • Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) is ranked among one of the top business schools in Latin America.
  • Enrollment in this program is open to all majors, however, WP Carey Business students will receive priority.
  • Most classes are taught in Spanish with local students, and ASU students can study in either the Peñalolén, Santiago campus or the Vina del Mar/Valparaiso campus.
  • Courses instructed in English are available, but are limited at both campuses. Priority enrollment in English taught courses is for fee paying students, as space allows exchange students are able to enroll.
  • Application review for the fall semester and academic year will begin January 15th and application review for the spring semester will begin June 15th.



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Location Details

Santiago: As the capital of Chile, Santiago is a very mondern city located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, and just 100 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean coast. With a population of more than 6 million, Santiago is the business and political hub of the country. Enjoy access to skiing through the winter months, lush parks and a short commute to beautiful beaches in the summer.

Viña del Mar: Located on the Pacific Ocean, Viña del Mar is home approximately 300,000 inhabitants and several universities, making the area very popular among students. Known as the 'Garden City' for its expansive parks and green spaces, Viña del Mar has also become a destination for national and international tourists to visit- attractions include the Botanic Garden, white sand beaches, calm resorts, and more. Viña del Mar is also a short train ride away from Valparaíso (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the cultural capital of Chile.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Adolfo Ibañez University (UAI) is a highly prestigious Chilean institution founded in 1953.  Even today, the university is at the top of the Chilean university system.  Currently, UAI has more than 8,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, studying across all campuses.  It is accredited by the Chilean Commission of Accreditation, the highest accreditation given to a private university in Chile.

The UAI Viña del Mar campus offers both business courses instructed in Spanish as well as Specially Designed Courses for international students.  Access to Specially Designed Courses is limited for exchange students, but it may be possible to enroll in one of the courses if space is available.  Click here for more information on courses offered at UAI.

Campus Peñalolén, Santiago: Nestled on the slopes of the Peñalolén Hills, the campus is set apart from daily routines where nature offers an ideal atmosphere to study.  The campus is a 30-minute drive from Santiago's financial district, and campus buses provide free daily services for students from the subway stations. The campus is home to nearly 4,200 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Campus Viña del Mar: The undergraduate campus in Viña del Mar is a new building atop the hill at Altos del Sporting, with a great view of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful city known as the "garden city."  The campus is home to about 2,100 undergraduate students.

UAI Campuses were designed by José Cruz, winner of the National Architecure Prize in 2012. All campuses have fully equipped classrooms with the latest technology.  The school libraries include group study rooms and first-class infrastructure that meets the highest international standards.  The campuses all offer libraries, dining, lockers, gym and sports.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click Here to view how credits and grades at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez will convert to ASU credits and grades.

Photos courtesy of UAI


Program Housing

UAI does not have dorms on campus, but the International Relations Office will assist exchange students in finding different housing opportunities.  These opportunities include:

  • Homestay
  • Private apartments
For more information, please contact the International Relations office

Additional tips on finding safe housing abroad can be found on our website here.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Chile, most public buildings do not comply with legal accessibility mandates. The public transportation system does not adequately provide accessibility for persons with disabilities. As a result, while abroad, students with disabilities may find it less accommodating and will find accessibility to be different than in the United States.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Chile, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2020 09/25/2019
Rolling Admission 02/26/2020 12/07/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2019. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2019.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
Rolling Admission 02/26/2020 07/06/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2019. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2019.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.