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Universidad de Los Lagos (Partner)
Osorno, Chile; Puerto Montt, Chile (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (SH)
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Majors & Minors:
Administrative Systems Management, Anthropology, Business Administration, Climate Change Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Media Arts, Psychology, Spanish
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
2 years Spanish
Minimum GPA:
Program Type:
Partner Exchange, Partner Study Abroad
Program Description:
Universidad de Los Lagos

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Universidad de Los Lagos (ULA) was founded in 1993. Undergraduate students may choose between four campuses:  the main campus in Osorno, an extended campus in Puerto Montt, & 2 branch campuses in Santiago & Coyhaigue.  The Osorno campus gives students the advantages of a beautiful location in an approachable-sized city.
The language of instruction at ULA is Spanish and has course offerings in: Architecture, Political & Administrative Sciences, Engineering, Nutrition, Marine Biology, Education, Social Work, Chemistry & Biology, Nursing, & Kinesiology.   Info on courses can be found through the Pregrado link and then through each campus’s degree options.

Housing & Meals
Students may choose to live with a Chilean family, in a private apartment off campus, or across the street from campus in a hostel with housing for international students.  ULA will select home stay families for students.  Meals are available at the university dining hall on the Osorno campus.    
Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board in Chile.  The total cost for housing and meals in the home stay is CLP138,750/month.  Apartments costs approximately CLP92,500/month, meals not included.  A student visa for study in Chile costs US$100 and requires an FBI background check that takes up to 3 months to process before applying for the visa.  UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.
Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival in Chile.  A minimum full-time load is 180 hours of class per semester, which transfers to 12 UM credits per semester.  Most students take four to five classes per term.   

Program Dates
Program dates reflect ULA’s southern hemisphere schedule. 
Semester 1: March to July
Semester 2: Late July to  December

Osorno and Puerto Montt, Chile
The Cities
ULA’s main campus is located in Osorno, Chile.  The city stands at the confluence of the Rahue & Damas Rivers, at the center of the Lakes Region of Southern Chile.  The city is the gateway to numerous recreational areas, lakes, mountains, & hot springs, located east-southeast of the city.  Numerous National Parks cab also be reached on the other side of the Andes Mountains.  One of ULA’s satellite campuses is located in Puerto Montt, another city in Southern Chile, which is also located in the Lakes region.  The area is dotted with heavily German influenced towns, and offers an interesting fusion of cultures.  Puerto Montt has a fresh fish market, Angelmo, worth exploring for the vibrant colors of the buildings, glimpses at southern hemisphere fish & perhaps a freshly grilled lunch.    
Chile is an intriguing country, with its long & narrow land area, beaches, coastline, the Andes mountains, farmland & wineries are almost literally smashed into the same vicinity.  Students can try various outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, horseback riding, skiing, & tango dancing.

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: Spanish
Language Requirement:  Two years college-level Spanish prior to exchange
University website:
Length of  exchange: semester or academic year

Osorno and Puerto Montt at a Glance
Osorno: 120,000
Puerto Montt: 350,000

Warm summers and cold winters.  Temperatures range from 0C to 34C throughout the year. 

Proximity to
Santiago: 940 km
Valparaiso: 1,100 km
Concepción: 512 km

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year (SH) 2018 08/15/2017 08/29/2017 03/03/2018 12/20/2018
Spring 2018 09/12/2017 09/26/2017 03/03/2018 07/01/2018
Fall 2018 02/09/2018 02/23/2018 07/01/2018 12/20/2018