API in Santiago, Chile: Integrated Studies

Santiago

Students selecting Santiago as their study abroad destination will complete their coursework at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). The UAH is a Jesuit university focusing on social sciences and the humanities, with the goal of understanding the complex economic, political and cultural problems within Chile and Latin America as a whole. Located in a historic area of Santiago, students will enjoy studying in a beautiful environment alongside local Chilean students.

The Integrated Studies program at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) offers advanced Spanish speaking students the opportunity to take courses alongside their Chilean peers. All students selecting the early-start option (available for fall and academic year students) or the January Intersession option (available for spring and calendar year students) will complete an intensive Spanish language course in combination with coursework in Spanish. The intensive course consists of three weeks of study during the fall session (the second semester in Chile) and four weeks during the U.S. spring semester (the first semester in Chile). A language placement exam and course registration will take place during the on-site orientation, immediately prior to the start of the standard semester.

All API students are highly encouraged to complete the “Poverty and Development” course. Designed for international students, it provides students with a theoretical overview of poverty and social justice initiatives. As a requirement of the course, students will volunteer at organizations working with local populations to gain a more profound understanding of vulnerable groups within Chilean society.

For the rest of their courses, students can choose from any department at UAH, including economics and business, education, humanities, law, philosophy, psychology and social sciences. Courses may be selected from offerings completed by Chilean students during the first three years of each degree program.

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