Semester/Year Programs – Fall/Spring
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Semester/Year Programs (UAC Semester Courses), in which international students attend classes with their Chilean peers, are offered to full-time students.
International students may design their own Academic Year or Semester Study Abroad Program at UAC and attend classes with their Chilean peers. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines that include different areas of academic studies in the city of Quilpué: Tourism, Engineering, Nursing, and Social Work. NOTE: International Students, after participating in a Study Abroad Program in Quilpué Campus, can attend courses in UAC Campuses located along the country:
Continuity of Studies
In order to study one semester in one of the UAC Campuses located along the country, it is recommended to have an adequate knowledge of the target language (that is, at least three semesters of formal Spanish instruction).
Spanish courses for beginners are offered for those students who do not meet the minimum requirements. (CAMPUS QUILPUÉ – VALPARAÍSO REGION)
The University works on a semester basis. Chile is in the Southern Hemisphere; therefore, the first semester runs from March to July while the second semester is from July to December.
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- The First Semester (Semester Program I – SP I) starts at the beginning of March and ends in mid July. Students interested in studying at UAC during this semester must arrive by March 1 in order to participate in the Orientation Week, tutoring, and registration.
- The Second Semester (Semester Program II – SP II) starts at the beginning of August and ends in mid December. Students interested in studying at UAC this upcoming semester must arrive by August 1 in order to participate for Orientation Week, tutoring, and registration.
Study Programs offered during Fall Semesters (March – mid July) and Spring Semesters (August – mid December) include Orientation Sessions prior the beginning of the classes at the university.
CHILEAN GRADING SYSTEM
1.0 is the lowest grade and 7.0 the highest, being 4.0 the passing grade.
GoAbroad-UAC International Office evaluates Spanish language proficiency through a Preliminary Examination administered once the international student begins their orientation on campus.
Students who DO NOT MEET 😐 the language requirements cannot take regular courses at UAC due to the fact that all UAC courses are in Spanish. Thus, the GoAbroad-UAC International Office offers Spanish, Chilean Culture and Entrepreneurship Programs intended for beginner level students.
International Students WHO HAVE MET 🙂 the language requirements can take UAC regular courses and participate in our Spanish, Chilean Culture and Entrepreneurship Programs offered to intermediate and advanced Spanish level students.
For Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish level students.
- Beginner level is for those students who have limited formal experience with Spanish.
- Intermediate Spanish level students must have completed 2-4 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent.
- Advanced Spanish level students must have completed at least 5 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent.
Therefore, besides attending UAC courses,
- Students will attend Spanish courses offered in three levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) in Quilpué Campus.
- They will also participate in our Cultures in Contact Program. The aim of this program is to create an environment where both International and Chilean students can learn about each other’s cultures, improve their acquisition of the Spanish or English language and build intercultural communication skills.
- Students will also participate in Social Service activities that can be developed through the following categories: volunteer, internship, and service learning.
Note: Transcripts will be issued by the Universidad de Aconcagua upon satisfactory completion of the program.