Arizona in Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar
Arizona in Viña del Mar
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
FallMarch 15early Augustlate NovemberBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Spanish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Arizona in Viña del Mar allows for the fusion of Spanish language and Chilean culture in the beautiful country of Chile, situated between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Learn local modismos with your Chilean host family and explore the twin cities of Viña and Valpo during this semester-long experience.


Arizona in Viña del Mar runs in the fall semester.  Please check this space for Fall 2019 dates.

Please do not buy your airline tickets until you have received instructions from UA Study Abroad.

Arizona in Viña del Mar offers students the opportunity to advance their Spanish major or minor during a semester studying 15 units in Viña del Mar, Chile. The academic program is designed to accommodate the needs, interests and qualifications of the individual students while taking advantage of the local environment.

Students can enroll for 15 units of direct UA credit in the following courses:
*Completion of SPAN 202 is required for this program

SPAN 480: Service Learning *required* (3 credits)

SPAN 160C1: The Arts and Politics in Latin America - Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures taught in English (3 credits)
SPAN 201: Third Semester Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 202: Fourth Semester Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 210: Latin America on Film - Tier 2 Humanities taught in English (3 credits)
SPAN 251: Intermediate Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 325: Intermediate Grammar and Writing (3 credits)
SPAN 330: Intermediate Conversation (3 credits)
SPAN 340: Phonetics (3 credits)
SPAN 350: Reading Literary Genres (3 credits)
SPAN 425 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 units)
SPAN 431 Spanish-American Civilization (3 units)
SPAN 449A: Topics in Spanish literature and Cultural Studies (3 units)
SPAN 449B: Topics in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies (3 units)

Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate language course based on previous course work or language placement exams.

Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday on the campus of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez


Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, Chile are two linked cities with a total population approaching 1,300,000. They are located 65 miles from Santiago, Chile's capital. Valparaiso is Chile's main port and has been declared an International Heritage City by UNESCO. Viña del Mar, founded in 1874, is the most famous and important resort-city on South America's Pacific coast. Valparaiso and Viña offer the cultural opportunities of a bustling metropolitan region and the tranquility of a stable social environment that will provide students with an ideal atmosphere for their studies of Spanish and Latin American Culture.


Students live with local families in homestay arrangements. Meals are included.

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