View of city of Santiago with mountains in the background

Chile’s largest city, Santiago offers a pleasant mixture of colonial buildings and parks with the convenience of modern transportation and the look of newer architecture.

It has a strong and active cultural life, with the presence of various theaters, museums, and cultural centers. In Santiago, students have the option of studying at three excellent universities, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Universidad de Chile, or the Universidad Alberto Hurtado.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Many international students attend the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where students can study at Chile's leading private institution while living in a thriving metropolis.

A full selection of liberal arts courses is available.  From the list of carreras de pregrado (undergraduate majors), click on the carrera that interests you to access the malla curricular (academic plan).  If a drop-down menu appears with more than one malla, choose the one dated with the most recent year. 

When reviewing the course offerings, remember that the odd-numbered semesters correspond with the Spring semester in the U.S., while the even-numbered semesters correspond with the Fall semester.

Universidad de Chile

Students at the Universidad de Chile, a public university, have taken their political involvement seriously since the return of civilian governance to Chile in 1990. A full curriculum is available, but due to the nature of the sprawling urban campus it is easier for students to take all of their courses within one facultad. For available courses, select Carreras from the menu bar at the top of the page, then click on a carrera that interests you.  Scroll toward the bottom of the carrera's webpage to view the malla curricular or plan de formación

When reviewing the course offerings, remember that the odd-numbered semesters correspond with the Spring semester in the U.S., while the even-numbered semesters correspond with the Fall semester.

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Founded in 1997, the Universidad Alberto Hurtado is a private Jesuit university that offers strong programs in the social sciences and the humanities.  Approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students study at UAH every year.  The university is located in Barrio Brasil in downtown Santiago and is currently the home of our Human Rights Track.  Students also have the opportunity to take other courses at UAH.

To search for courses, navigate to the Facultades y Carreras page.  Click on the facultad in which you would like to search for courses. From the drop-down, select the department you are interested in.  Once on the department page, scroll about halfway down the page until you come to a PDF insert of the malla curricular that you can click on to expand and read.

When reviewing the course offerings, remember that the odd-numbered semesters correspond with the Spring semester in the U.S., while the even-numbered semesters correspond with the Fall semester.