Spend a semester or academic year in the premier beach town of Viña del Mar, Chile, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile’s first university to obtain the prestigious triple accreditation of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Located up in the hills with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, the campus houses many modern amenities all within walking distance.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 16 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish
Homestay with a local family
Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day in the homestay
Including Isla Negra, Pomaire, Chile’s capital city of Santiago, and Valparaíso
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
For many students this is the most rewarding part of the study abroad experience. It is a great way to immerse yourself in the Chilean culture, gain a unique insight into Chilean life and the local community and the best way to improve your Spanish.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Viña del Mar.
Viña del Mar, located on the central Pacific coastline of Chile, is known as the ‘Garden City’ for its palm tree lined boulevards and beautiful parks.
As Chile’s premier beach town, it is considered the ideal home for college students, combining the safety and charm of a small community town with the modern amenities and lively atmosphere of a city.
AIFS students are supported throughout the program by a team of staff in the UAI International Relations Office. The office organizes many activities and encourages students to integrate with the UAI community. UAI staff will always be available to help, making your experience in Chile the best one of your life!
In addition to excursions, a cultural calendar of activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of local staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Chilean life. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
One of the best ways for you to immerse yourself in another culture is by working in the local community. Students who meet the relevant criteria may be able to do service learning at education, community service or health institutions in the area around Viña del Mar. Placements are made after your arrival in Chile. For further information contact the AIFS Program Advisor.
Spend a day exploring the coastal and culturally rich town of Isla Negra on a guided sightseeing tour. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance free.
Discover charming Pomaire, famous for its thriving pottery industry, on a guided sightseeing tour. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance free.
Guided sightseeing tours and visits to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Museo Histórico and the Palacio de la Moneda. Bike tour near the Mapocho River to learn the history of the Spanish and Mapuche settlements. Includes round-trip transportation and lunch.
Explore Valparaíso, a seaport town known for its unique bohemian and artistic flair. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and a ride on the city’s famous funiculars. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)