Study at UAH – Programs for Foreign Students

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Exchange Programs

UAH is a Jesuit university in downtown Santiago of Chile, well known for its educational quality and social mission. The University places particular emphasis on the fields of education, social science and humanities, in order to understand the complexity of the economic, political and cultural problems that form the Chilean, and indeed Latin American, social reality.
This program is directed towards foreign university students who want to advance in their own field of study. Moreover, candidates will required to integrate themselves in university life next to Chilean students, taking first rate courses offered by the following Schools and Departments:

  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Economics & Business
  • Education
  • Philosophy & Humanities
  • Psychology

Application deadlines are as follows:

Exchange during

Application deadlines

1º semester (March to July)

October, 15 (for students interested in the Intensive Spanish Program).
November, 1 (for Latinamericans and students not enrolled in the Intensive Spanish Program).

2º semester (August to December)

April, 15 (for students interested in the Intensive Spanish Program).
May, 1 (for Latinamericans and students not enrolled in the Intensive Spanish Program).


Intensive Spanish program

Is a 48-hour program (in three or four weeks) held by professors specialized in the teaching of Spanish to non native speakers.

Course on Poverty and Development (semester basis)

This course held in Spanish was designed for foreign students. The course consists of dual aspects, delivering a strong theoretical grounding in aspects of poverty and social justice while at the same time inserting the student directly in a Social Project with people who live in situations of marginality and poverty.

Course “Latin American Culture” (semester basis)

The purpose of this course is to explore the cultures, societies and history of Latin American countries. The richness and diversity of the continent will be reviewed in a series of topics connected to culture, politics, religions and society, among others. The class approach is a comparative and contrastive study of different aspects that characterize the region with a focus on cultural, intercultural and linguistic features. From the pre-Columbian to the most contemporary times, the course goes through relevant aspects to understand the present condition of the region.

Course “Human Rights in Chile” (semester basis)

This course approaches human rights and transitional justice in Chile. Massive human rights violations committed during the dictatorship were denounced both inside and outside Chile between 1973 and 1990. When the nation transitioned to democracy, public discussions on human rights issues shaped the searches for truth, justice, memory, and reparation. The intention of the course is to allow its participants to reflect on the social causes and consequences of political violence, the difficulties in moving towards social reconciliation, and the main lessons of the Chilean experience that could be useful for other societies.



Special Programs for Foreign Universities


Along with Universidad Alberto Hurtado’s Schools and Departments, Department for International Cooperation coordinates special programs for foreign universities and institutions. These programs are usually held for students of the same institution or university, which come for a specific period of time (which in general does not match the regular semester), with a specific purpose (study Spanish, develop a learning area, get to know the Chilean culture, etc.) and can be carried out in Spanish or English. Some of the programs that we have developed during the past few years are:

  • Fordham University: “Global Business Honors Program”
  • Boston College: “Through the Eyes of Service: Social Justice in Chile”
  • Universidad Católica de Uruguay: “Misiones Académicas Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales”
  • University of California: “Human Rights and Cultural Memory”
  • School for Intenational Training: “Comporative Education and Social Change”
  • Lipscomb University: “Global Learning: Spanish and Theology Courses”


For further information regarding UAH Programs for foreign students:

Dirección de Cooperación Internacional (DCI)
Almirante Barroso 10 piso 3, C.P. 8340575, Santiago de Chile.
Fono: 56-2-26920212
Fono fax: 56-2-26920302