Center for Spanish Language, Chilean Culture and Social Service

Center for Spanish Language, Chilean Culture and Social Service




Founded on December 29th, 1989, the University of Aconcagua (UAC) is a private institution of higher education recognized by the Chilean Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning. The University establishes its first office in the town of San Felipe, where it began its academic activities in March 1990, which gradually were extended from north to south, currently reaching a national coverage, with more than 11,000 students in professional and technical careers top level tuition.

After reaching a Full Institutional Autonomy – official on January 20, 2006 by the Ministry of Education of Chile, Aconcagua University has seen a remarkable development and growth. In this framework, currently running its “Institutional Development Plan 2012-2018”, which enshrines the principle of continuous improvement, focusing on the quality of their education and training processes, in the context Actions such as training and teacher evaluation are part, tracking graduates, revision and updating curriculum, renewal of infrastructure and equipment, among others, and having among its main objectives, admission to institutional accreditation process by the end of 2016 and implementation of the “Model educational UAC” starting in academic year 2014, which aims to develop in students critical job skills for easy insertion into the world of work, such as effective communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Aconcagua University provides access to higher education to both young graduates of High School, and workers who did not have the opportunity to study in their youth or aspiring to a higher level of training or a second career for whom account schedules and different modalities, doing support work-study.

The University of Aconcagua recognized and declared as its principles and institutional values Quality, Honesty, Respect and Education for the world of work and the University Social Responsibility.


The Center for Spanish Language, Chilean Culture and Social Service draws Spanish language students from around the world, while UAC’s other schools also draw students from Chile and Latin America, offering a truly integrated experience.

The Intensive Spanish, Chilean Culture and Social Service Program is offered throughout the year and is comprised of 3 components:

  • Spanish Language Conversation and Chilean Culture
  • Spanish Communicative Grammar
  • Social Service Activities

Courses usually offered in Short Term, Trimester and Semester Programs.


Social Service Activities can be developed through the following categories: Volunteerism, Community Service, Internship, Field Education, and Service Learning.

    • Receive the highest quality instruction from this esteemed institution
    • Learn from highly regarded and experienced Spanish Instructors and Entrepreneurs
    • Get to know and grow in a beautiful, peaceful and stable country like Chile


Bárbara Cabello

Spanish Instructor and Cultural Facilitator

My name is Bárbara Cabello. I studied English at Santo Tomás University in Viña del Mar (UST). I received a scholarship for future Teachers of English called “Un Semester en el Extranjero” (A Semester Abroad). I also studied Language and Methodology in a Program offered by Arkansas State University located in Jonesboro. I will be teaching the “Conversation and Chilean culture” class. This course is very important to me because I know how relevant it is to be immersed in a culture and simultaneously study and learn a new language.  I am anxious to share with you how incredible Chile is. Our courses incorporate cultural immersion to help students learn the language quickly and easily. Students interact with native speakers and discuss real-life current events in Chile and South America. Courses are offered in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Our Center evaluates Spanish language proficiency through a Preliminary Examination administered once the international participant arrives at UAC.