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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Universidad del Desarrollo Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Homestay, Own Arrangements, Private Apartment Work Opportunity: Yes
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Advertising, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Design, Early Childhood Education, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, Geology, Journalism, Kinesiology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition Science, Political Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Psychology, Public Relations Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Universidad del Desarrollo

Universidad del Desarrollo is known to be one of the best private universities in Chile. It has 5 modern campuses, 2 in Santiago and 3 in Concepción. Its faculty stands out not only for its academic excellence but also its significant and active contribution to the country’s development. The Entrepreneurial Spirit, Leadership and Public Responsibility are key in the education provided by the University. It also promotes academic openness and exchange and has therefore signed important agreements with prestigious universities around the world.  The ongoing contact between professors and students facilitates learning in an open and close university environment.

Extracurricular activities complement the heavy academic load. Students can participate in a wide variety of athletics, recreational activities, drama, social activities, community aid workshops and student events, which are a fundamental part of their formation as integral individuals and professionals.

UDD Brochure

UDD Fact Sheet 2019.pdf

Program Location

universidad del desarrollo 2Santiago is the capital city and main urban center of Chile, in addition to being the seventh largest city in Latin America in terms of population and one of the 45 largest metropolitan areas in the world. Santiago is seat to the main agencies of government, finance, administration, commerce and culture in the country. If you enjoy the big city life, full of things to do, yet with the tranquility and safety that make our capital city the third-ranked city in Latin America with the best quality of life, Santiago is undoubtedly the city for you.

Santiago is a city of great contrasts. There are many cultural, athletic and recreational activities at hand. It is in a privileged geographic location because just a bit more than an hour away you can be skiing at one of the famous winter resorts or surfing on one of Chile’s renowned beaches. This city has an interesting range of activities for all tastes. The historic framework, found in downtown Santiago, provides a clear idea of how this city started. Many of the buildings have been maintained as historic heritage. The Providencia sector is thriving with commerce and entertainment, a mix of stores, malls and restaurants for all types of visitors of all ages.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Language of Instruction:  Spanish
Degree Offerings (Santiago):
See Course Catalog (Santiago): 

Global Internship Option for Exchange Students
UDD Global Internship Program-2019.pdf
Sample Internships, See Global Internship Offer.pdf
Part-time Internship - 20 hours/week, 25 UDD credits + may combine with 2-3 extra UDD credits
Full-time internship - 40 hours/week, 50 UDD credits

Fall = UDD 2nd Semester
Spring = UDD 1st Semester

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • SPAN 3010 or higher

Program Itinerary

UDD Academic Calendar
Academic Year Dates
1st Semester: 1st week of March  to 1st half of July
Orientation Week: Last week of February
2nd Semester: 1st week of August  to 1st half of December
Orientation Week:  Last week of July


The International Relations Office provides information, contacts and counsel for students, assisting them in finding the best housing place in Chile during their exchange period. These places may be either in university residence halls, family housing or shared apartments. It is very important for UDD that exchange students live in a safe and pleasant place, adjusting to his or her expectations and resources. The neighborhoods where we recommend living that are safest and closest to UDD are Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia. Santiago Centro is further away but is also recommended, preferably near a Metro station.