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Academic Courses: Academic Credit Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program Length: Semester Program Type: Exchange
Minimum GPA: 2.50
Program Description:

The University of Chile (FEN)

AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION |  HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACT | STAFF CONTACT |


Photo of ChileAT A GLANCE/LOCATION

La Universidad de Chile, Facultad de EconomÍa y Negocios (FEN), is one of just ten Latin American universities ranked among the world’s top 500. The university is famous for their research and the high caliber of their faculty. The university hosts over 400 international students every year and has over 40,000 undergraduate students. 

Santiago is the capital of Chile and its largest city, with just over 5 million residents. As a cultural and political center situated in the beautiful Andes Mountains, Santiago is an important city in South America with interesting history and cultural events. The country of Chile has incredible diversity, with over 2,000 miles of coastal territory.  Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River and lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  
PROGRAM TERM 
 
FALL SEMESTER:  Mid July – Late November
SPRING SEMESTER:  Late February – Mid July 
 AREAS OF STUDY Photo of Chile
Since this is an AACSB school, this is a good location for Belmont business students to consider studying. Belmont students may be interested in taking courses in: business administration, economics, information systems & management control, and auditing. In addition, students may be interested in taking courses in Spanish language and culture. There are over 300 courses taught in Spanish and 15-20 courses taught in English each semester. Learn more about courses here.  
COURSE INFORMATION

The University of Chile FEN class format consists of 1.5 hours of lectures twice a week, and a tutorial / lab session every other week for 1.5 hours. A normal course-load for Chilean students is 5 courses (50 UD per semester), yet the recommended course load for international students is 3 or 4 courses (30 or 40 UD per semester).

HOUSING INFORMATION

The International Office provides students with a Housing Guide that lists the different accommodation options in Santiago.  La Universidad de Chile does not provide dorms or residence hall housing to students. Students have to coordinate housing independently. Learn more about housing here. 

COSTS

1. Housing:

Students manage housing arrangements and payments independently. 

2. Belmont Tuition

Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they have received formal acceptance from University of Chile FEN into their program before booking their airfare. 
STUDENT LIFE Chile

There are over 30 sport and leisure activities for students to choose from each semester.  Additionally, there are Friday night parties with live music at University of Chile FEN, called jaranazos. There is an International Student Association (among many other clubs) and plenty of opportunities to attend topical talks, conferences, or debates on campus.  
APPLICATION PROCESS

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
 
Spring Semester Programs: October 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 15
 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
 

This program has a two-step application process:
 
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
 
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 

FACULTY CONTACT

 

Dr. Jeff Overby
Director , Center for International Business • Massey Business Center • 615-460-6499
jeff.overby@belmont.edu


STAFF CONTACT

Bonnie Marschner
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
bonnie.marschner@belmont.edu
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.