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Universities in South America

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Argentina flag Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Argentina
Overhead view of Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Population:
13 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: SDSU tuition, plus the cost of living in Argentina, Buenos Aires. Choices are: Departamento 1 o 2 recamaras U$1000 mensuales a compartir entre 2 o 3 personas. Residencia estudiantil o casa de familia U$300 a U$350/al mes
Courses
  • Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales Undergraduate Courses (offered in Spanish). A minimum of five semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to exchange.
  • Para aquellos alumnos que deseen perfeccionar su manejo de la lengua española, el Instituto BA Plus ofrece descuento en sus aranceles a alumnos de nuestra Institución. Para más información, entre en contacto con Daniela al e-mail info@baplus.com.ar
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic calendar:
    Academic year: mid-March to November
    Semester 1: March to July (primer cuatrimestre)
    Semester 2: August to December (segundo cuatrimestre)
Contact

Alojamiento

En el Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales contamos con una base de datos de Departamentos y habitaciones en alquiler en los barrios Centro, San Telmo, Congreso, Palermo, Retiro, Almagro los cuales quedan próximos a la Universidad.

Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales
Tel. (+5411) 4815-3290 int. 365/367
Paraguay 1338, 6º piso - CP 1057
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
lfoglio@uces.edu.ar
www.uces.edu.ar

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Argentina flag Universidad del Salvador, Argentina
Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Population:
13 million
Program
Price
  • ISEP Exchange: About $5,200 (housing and meals) plus the cost of your tuition at SDSU
  • ISEP Direct: $6,000 for tuition, room, and meals
Courses
  • Universidad del Salvador Undergraduate Courses (offered in Spanish). A minimum of five semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent must be completed prior to exchange. A Spanish-language program is offered from March to July, or August to November (included in ISEP benefits). An intensive one-month course is held in July and February prior to the beginning of the semester (not included in ISEP benefits).
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Academic year: mid-March to November
    Semester 1: mid-March to July
    Semester 2: late July to November
Contact

Profile: Universidad del Salvador is one of Argentina's most highly regarded institutions. Facilities include classroom and administration buildings, computer labs, bookstores and libraries. The university also has a campus at Pilar (40 km from central Buenos Aires ) where students may take some classes and enjoy a suburban atmosphere. Total enrollment: 15,000 (including 350 exchange students per year).

Location: Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a sophisticated metropolis, with one of the largest concentrations of Spanish-speaking people in the world. Situated on the Rio de la Plata, 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, it is a major port and the center of all activity in Argentina.

Housing and Meals: Students are housed in private student residences or in USAL apartments or in private student residences. A stipend is provided for meals. No married student housing is available.

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Brazil flag Pontifico Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Population: 11 million
Program

  • 2.75 GPA required
Price
  • Cost:
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: March to early July
    Semester 2: August to early Decemb
    er
Contact

Profile: PUC-Rio, created in 1941, now has 23 departments and offers 31 courses of study for undergraduates and 40 programs for graduates. The student body is primarily Brazilian. Total enrollment: 12,000. Considerable number of Extension courses is also offered, with around 5,000 students enrolled per year.

The campus is in a quiet neighborhood near the city's cultural and commercial centers. Campus facilities include cafeterias and restaurants, a bookstore, three banks, a post office, a first aid center and an adjacent bus terminal. PUC-Rio is also well equipped for sports, open to ISEP students at no extra fee, including gymnastics, soccer, handball, volleyball, basketball, judo and karate. Capoeira classes can be taken for an additional cost. Swimming is possible at the Flamengo Sport Club, near the campus.

Academic facilities include language labs, research labs in chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics; and educational labs in industrial design, journalism, psychology and publicity. All students have free access to the microcomputers center and to the Internet. The main library division serves the whole university community, and there is also one specialized library per academic center.

Locale: Rio de Janeiro was Brazil's capital until Brasilia was built in 1960. Due to its intense and diversified cultural life, it is still considered the country's heart. Its setting between mountains and ocean has an unforgettable effect on visitors. Rio is famous for its beaches, soccer teams and most of all, Carnival. Rio's natural beauty and cheerful people make it a pleasant city in which to live.

Divisions: Centers for Social Sciences (business administration, economy, geography & environment, history, law, social communication [journalism & advertising], social work, social sciences & international relations); Theology and Human Sciences (arts [industrial design], education, letters [conference interpretation, linguistics, literature, modern languages, Portuguese, translation], philosophy, psychology, theology); Science and Technology (chemistry, computer science & engineering [automation & control, civil, electrical & electronic, industrial & production, materials & metallurgy, mechanical], mathematics, physics); Interdisciplinary (architecture/ urbanism, environmental engineering). Graduate-level study only – biomedical sciences.

Academic notes: Strong academic fields include business administration, computer science, economics, engineering, letters, mathematics, philosophy, physics and theology. Curricula in communications, history, geography and environment, psychology and sociology are also strong. PUC-Rio also has independent research institutes and/or projects which students may want to participate in: the Telecommunications Center (CETUC), the Institute of International Relations (IRI), the Institute of Business and Administration (IAG), and the Instituto Gênesis.

Registration in courses in the areas of law, business administration, economics and engineering may be subject to the availability of places. In the area of social work many welfare projects are developed with homeless people, street children, drug addicts, etc. 

Language notes: Intermediate level Portuguese proficiency is recommended. Portuguese for foreigners is taught at five levels of proficiency as regular courses. All foreign students must take a placement test before classes begin and register in the indicated Portuguese level. Students placed in Portuguese level I will not be allowed to attend other courses. Students placed in Portuguese level II will be allowed to attend a restricted number of indicated courses. Students placed in Portuguese level III will be allowed to attend most courses except for a few senior ones. Students placed in Portuguese level IV and V are free to choose any other courses. A pre-term intensive Portuguese course is offered at an additional cost for those who do not have intermediate fluency or for those who have not studied Portuguese before, but are fluent in Spanish. Please contact PUC-Rio for further information about the pre-term course.

Room and board: Students will be housed in a single-occupancy room in a family house. PUC-Rio will provide a monthly stipend to cover the cost of meals and rent during the term; half of the stipend will be paid in the months of July and December.  No married student housing is available. 

Exchange dates: Observes Southern hemisphere calendar . Academic year: March to early December; Semester 1: March to early July; Semester 2: August to early December

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Chile flag Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile|
Valparaiso
Location: Valparaíso
Population: 275,000
Program
Price
  • Cost:About $1,500 for tuition
    Housing:Apartments and homes are available for rent. Prices range from $250 to $450 per month
Courses
Application
  • Apply directly to this university and
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: Mid March - Mid July
    Semester 2: Early August - late December
Contact

Profile: Universidad de Valparaíso was part of the Universidad de Chile, a university created in 1842. As a result of changes in the law in 1981 regarding the creation of autonomous universities in Chile, The Universidad de Valparaíso was founded as a sole entity in 1981. Today, Universidad de Valparaíso boasts with 4,453 students and 752 faculty members. Universidad de Chile is considered the Alma Mater of Universidad de Valparaíso.

The university does not have a main campus. The campus and the colleges are in different buildings dispersed throughout the city of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. The College of Business Administration is in beautiful Viña del Mar.

Viña del Mar is one of the most famous seaside resorts in South America. It is near Valparaíso and within close proximity of many interesting places such as El Recreo, a popular bathing resort and Caleta, a city with a lot of beaches. There you can find theaters, cultural centers, museums, sporting clubs, and places to hike.

Housing: Finding your own accommodations: Apartments and homes are available for rent. Prices range from $250 to $450 per month.

Family housing: Students may live with a Chilean family. This type of arrangement can include a meal plan. Prices range from $200 to $400 per month.

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Chile flagVina del Mar

Beach at Vina del Mar
Location:Viña del Mar
Population: 275,000
Program
Price
  • PROGRAM FEE
    Tuition: USD$ 3,300 
    Homestay: USD$ 2,800
Courses

Students must take mandatory Spanish language courses according to student's level and can take GE courses.

The only business course that this university offers is a marketing course:
Strategies of International Marketing which fulfill MKT 376 at SDSU

Application
  • Apply directly to this university and
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    March-June
    August to November
Contact
  • University Web site please note that the web site is only in Spanish but if you are interested in this program please contact:

    Kathleen Lowry
    Programas Internacionales
    Universidad Viña del Mar – Chile
    Calle Montaña Nº 800, Viña del Mar
    Teléfono : (56) 32 -2462734    (56) 32 -2462740
    Celular Chile: +56 9 78768928   
    Cell USA: +1-843-628-0428
    Skype: uvminternacional
    klowry@uvm.cl
    www.uvm.cl

she will be able to help you.

University of Viña del Mar is a private institution of high education with more than 7,000 students; located in Viña del Mar, which is considered the main tourist ic city of the country.

The Valparaiso region receives more than 14 thousand students each year and it is considered as a university city in the country. The University has a modern campus located in the upper area of the city. The campus lies on 20 acres of land and has state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure.

Accredited since 2008, it has a long tradition of 21 years of distinguished education. The university, since October 2009, joins the Laureate International Net. This network opens a world of possibilities in education and work.  It is composed by universities and high schools in 17 countries, 72 campuses and 25.000 collaborators in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania, offering an education with a multicultural perspective.

  1. About the country

Chile is located in South America. Its bordering countries are Peru and Bolivia in the North and Argentina to the East. Its natural borders are the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Magellan Strait to the South. Chilean geography is best known for its variety of climates and sceneries. Arid desert, fields of fruits and beautiful beaches, volcanoes, lakes, world’s second largest rainforest, plus fjords and canals, pampas and glaciers. Well known Easter Island is off the coast. The deserts in the North, the central valleys, and the Lakes Regions in the South make Chile an ideal place for vacation and adventure. Throughout the years, Chile has become a politically stable country with a growing economy which, in turn, makes it a safe and perfect place to immerse oneself in the culture. Chile’s population is about 16 million. Official language is Spanish, and its currency is the Chilean peso. Overall, it is a “mestizo” country, of mixed European and indigenous extraction.

Chilean Spanish has its own characteristics. You will notice that in general Chileans speak fast and not really clear. However, you will get used to it, so don’t worry. They commonly do not pronounce the “s” on ends of words. Chilean Spanish has some words for things that are different than Standard Spanish. You may hear the second person singular pronounces as “ai” rather than “as”.  For example, “¿Como estai” rather than “¿Cómo estás?” It may sound strange at first, but it’s part of the beauty of the language.

  1. About the city of Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar, known as “The Garden City” was founded in 1874. It is considered as the capital of Chilean tourism, for it is the most important resort area in Chile along the Pacific shoreline. Viña del Mar is part of the Valparaiso Region and it is located next to the Capital City of Santiago, as well as links with sister-city Valparaiso with is the main seaport and seat of Parliament. The climate is similar to San Francisco in the US, Blue Coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Cape Town in South Africa, and Perth, Australia. Average summer temperature (December – March) is 68 degrees (F), and in winter, -59 degrees (F). The crime rate is very low in Viña del Mar, and staff there advises students about it.

  1. Student life

Viña del Mar and Valparaíso are two sister cities that jointly offer the greatest university experience. They have the largest number of universities and students in Chile, what makes it an attractive center for educational and business institutions. Viña del Mar is located in the central area of the country at the foot of the Andes Mountains and its coasts are bathed by the Pacific Ocean. Its diverse geography, wonderful nature and fertile valley bring several benefits in terms of connectivity (Santiago, International Airport, Mendoza in Argentina) and recreational and sport activities, food and culture.

Viña del Mar is an ideal city for having activities outside the campus. Students will live a couple of minutes away from the beach and 2 hours away from ski centers. Every weekend, there is something interesting to do. Extracurricular activities include sports and recreational activities (soccer, basketball, tennis, etc.); cueca classes (Chilean national dance); local sightseeing and excursions to places like Isla Negra (one of Pablo Neruda’s houses) and the cities of Valparaiso and Santiago, the National Congress building; horseback riding; wine tours, picnics and zip lining in a National Park; paintball; photo contests; talent shows; Chilean movie club; and any other activity that may come up.

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Chile flagUniversidad del Desarrollo

Santiago
Location: Santiago
Population:

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Program
Price
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic calendar:
    Spring Semester: early-March to mid-JulyFall Semester: early-August to mid-December
Contact

 

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Costa Rica flagulacid
Costa Rica

Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
Population: 275,000

Program
Price
  • Cost:About $8,000

Courses
  • Undergraduate Courses (offered in English or Spanish)
Application
  • Apply directly to this university and
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Spring: Early Jan to Mid Apr
    Fall: Early Sep to Early Dec
Contact

Academic Focus

The International Business program at ULACIT offers students the unique opportunity to take courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves with Costa Rican and other international students. Students will gain experience in a variety of areas in the field of Business, including Marketing, Economics, Finance, Accounting and Management. Students will enroll in a majority of business courses and have the option to complement their program by also taking an ULACIT  language course or ULACIT Elective course (in English or Spanish).

This program uniquely offers:

  • Three terms available to participate (each with 15 weeks of academic programming and the ability to earn 12-19 credits): Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
  • A wide range of ULACIT Business courses taught in English
  • An opportunity to fully-immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture while learning side-by-side in the classroom with Costa Ricans and other international classmates
  • The option to improve or develop Spanish language skills in a language course

Academic Structure

Students will take a total of 4-5 courses (12-19 credits) during the term.

  • ULACIT Business Courses (3-4): Program includes up to four business courses taught in English
  • ULACIT Language and Elective Courses (0-1): In addition to business course, students may opt to take oneULACIT Language course or one ULACIT Elective course.

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