Universidad de Concepción
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
NOTE: This program is only open to IGP students!!
The Main Campus of the University of Concepcion is located in Concepcion, 500 kilometers south from Santiago, the capital of the country. The University started its academic activities in 1919. The area which comprises the different Academic and Administrative units as well as the parks areas is known as “University Neighborhood”.
Nowadays the campus is a beautiful recreational area for the community. With almost 250,000 square meters in buildings and facilities, the University is shown to the world as a knowledge, culture, science, investigation and technology center of creation.
One of the highlights of the Campus is the Casa del Arte, which is enhanced by the mural: “Presence of Latin America”, created by Mexican artist Jorge Gonzalez Camarena. There is a collection of 1731 pictorial works in the art gallery of Casa del Arte where it is common to see concerts performed by the Choir and Orchestra of University of Concepción.
Another hallmark of the city and the region are the Arch of the University of Concepción and the Clock Tower. The latter was inaugurated in the early months of 1944 and it became the main attraction of that time. Nowadays visitors are not allowed to go up to the balcony, in an attempt to preserve the structure of this important architectural work.
Along with its beautiful architecture and magnificent park, the Concepcion Campus also stands out because of the strong cultural activity during the whole year. Outdoor shows, literary and pictorial presentations, plays, round table, seminars, conferences, and workshops generally open to the academic and members of the community.
On the other hand, there is a great academic offer: 86 undergraduate programs that represent a great spectrum of specialties for students from the Biobio Region and all over the country. Along with degree courses, students interested in continue studying have the opportunity to choose among a great variety of Postgraduate Studies, which already include 2000 students studying these programs.
Concepcion Campus is a city icon and it stands as a convergence point of the Biobio Region and the rest of the country.
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Universidad de Concepción follows the southern hemisphere of semesters. Their first semester of classes are from roughly Mid-March to July and second semester is Late-July to December. See below for NAU equivalents:
NAU Fall Semester: UDEC Semester 2, Late July to December
NAU Spring Semester: UDEC Semester 1, Mid March to July
For UDEC's calendar, visit this page.
Students attending UDEC will be assisted with housing by the OFIS, a student group that assists international students. Housing ranges from hostels, house stays, apartments, etc. OFIS's website is here.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
This program is only open to IGP students in their 4th year, who are on the Spanish track.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.
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