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Santiago, both the capital and largest city in Chile, bustles with activity and is home to more than a third of the nation’s inhabitants. Despite its large size, Santiago’s extensive public transport system, including an underground subway, makes it an easy city to navigate. Founded in 1541, the city is nestled in a plain between the Andes Mountains. It is the country’s political, cultural and economic center and boasts all of the corresponding attractions. Students will enjoy its incredible views, where the city’s skyscrapers and surrounding mountains can be admired from afar, as well as its museums, historic sites, shopping centers and restaurants.

Students who wish to study abroad in Santiago will complete their coursework at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

UAI is a private university that was founded in Viña del Mar in 1988, with a campus in Santiago. Building upon the academic tradition started by the Escuela de Negocios de Valparaíso in 1953, it enrolls approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UAI offers degrees in business, the liberal arts and humanities, engineering, law and the social sciences. The university offers courses designed for international students in both Spanish and English, as well as options to directly enroll in courses with local Chilean students.

“I had the best experience of my life coming here! Thank you so much API for making my time here so special. You made me feel welcome and comfortable in a new, unfamiliar country. Because of this program, I have made memories and friendships that will last me a lifetime!"

Emily P.
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    Cultural Activities

    • Chilean tea time
    • Dancing classes
    • Chilean handicrafts
    • Walking tours of Santiago
    • Cooking classes
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    API Gives Back

    API students in Santiago have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including volunteering with the local immigrant community and other underserved populations, working with senior citizens, and community service opportunities with local non-profits.

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    Things to Do

    Salsa dancing



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    Empanadas (savory pastries)

    Pastel de Choclo (corn pie)

    Mote Huesillo (peach beverage)

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    Festivals & Holidays

    Fiestas Patrias (September 18-19)

    Santiago a Mil (January)

    Indigenous New Year (June 21-24)

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    University Highlights

    The Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is ranked #2 business school in Latin America (América Economía), #37 in the QS University Rankings for Latin America (2016), and in the top #200 in the QS World University Rankings for Business & Management Studies (2016).

    UAI also holds the triple crown of business accreditation (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)

U.S. Staff

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Laura Bahamonde

Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

On-Site Staff


Claudia Aliaga

Claudia Aliaga will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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