Program Details

Academics Course Load: 4-5 courses Credit Load: 15-18 credits Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner (for students enrolling in the English language courses offered during the fall semester); Hig
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
By participating in the International Semester at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago, not only will you be enrolling at one of the most prestigious universities in Chile, but you’ll also be a part of the vibrant university life on campus that attracts students from around the world. Spend a semester at UDD and you’ll see why Chile is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Latin America. You’ll take courses in English or Spanish, with classes ranging from politics to marketing and history, and participate in university sports and activities when you’re not in the classroom. All this while perfecting your Spanish! BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Academics Course Load: 4-5 courses Credit Load: 15-18 credits Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner (for students enrolling in the English language courses offered during the fall semester); High-Intermediate (for students enrolling in the Spanish language courses offered during the spring semester). Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Transcript: Issued by UDD During the spring semester, students are required to have a high-intermediate or advanced level of Spanish in order to enroll in UDD courses taught in Spanish (English-language courses are not offered during spring semester). Students have a wide range of courses to choose from, with topics ranging from architecture, psychology, art, film, journalism, engineering, kinesiology, and more. During the fall semester students with a beginner level of Spanish can choose between UDD courses taught in English, while more advanced students have access to the standard catalog of courses taught in Spanish. Students can also choose to add-on a four-week Spanish Language and Culture course prior to the start of the semester. The goal of this course is to develop intermediate communicational skills in Spanish as a foreign language and to give international students an understanding of Chilean culture. The coursework on the Spanish language is complemented by extracurricular cultural and touristic activities. Foreign students not only improve their verbal and written skills in the Spanish language, but also understand and gain firsthand experience in the culture of Chile and the particularities of our society and its customs. Courses in English: 20th Century History of Chile Chilean Culture Introduction to Latin American Art International Business Business Strategy Cultural Business Studies Experiential Marketing Globalization and its Impact Global Trends International Organizations Marketing Our World: The Traveler’s Jungle Politics, Culture, and Society of the United States Negotiation and Deal Making Admission Requirements: Be enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher Have the required minimum language proficiency

Setting Description:
The Host Institution Universidad del Desarrollo BridgeAbroad partners with Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago to provide students a university experience in one of Latin America’s most important and livable cities. UDD is known not only for its academic excellence, but also for its entrepreneurial hallmark. This feature has earned it a place of privilege in higher education in Chile and Latin America a mere 20 years since it was founded.? Entrepreneurship is a characteristic that distinguishes its students and professors. It creates an interactive and dynamic environment on campus where innovation and new ideas are constant. Ethics and public responsibility, the hallmark values of UDD, are encouraged not only in the classroom, but are also put into practice in each of the activities conducted at UDD.

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