Located in Chilean Patagonia, Temuco is the capital city of the Araucanía region and thrives on agriculture and tourism.
It has a recognized indigenous tradition with the strong presence of Mapuche communities living in the rural areas around Temuco.
One of the best kept secrets of the southern universities, the Universidad de la Frontera is well known for its programs in sociology and anthropology, especially indigenous studies. There are very few international students enrolled at UFRO, making it ideal for the more independent student. It is located ten minutes by bus from the downtown area and enrolls roughly 5,000 students in its schools of Medicine, Engineering and Administration, Education and Humanities, and Agricultural Sciences.
For available courses, click on a facultad that you are interested in exploring (options are in the multi-colored blocks under the main page image). Once on the facultad’s home page, click on the carrera that you are interested in. On the carrera’s webpage, scroll down until you see the chart of the carrera’s plan de estudios.
For the Spring term, you should pay attention to odd numbered semesters, while even numbered semesters are the courses available for the Fall term.