Diego Portales University was founded in 1982 and was awarded full university status by the Chilean Ministry of Education in 1993. With its main campus spread around the central part of the city of Santiago, it is an ideal location to be immersed in Chilean culture and society. The university is one of the finest and represents a new era of private universities in Chile, which have just recently emerged within the past two decades to rival the top public universities. Over 12,000 students attend the university. All coursework is in Spanish and students must have an excellent command of the language
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
UDP Grade UM Grade
1 UDP course = 3 UM credits
Minimum GPA 3.0. Fluency or advanced skills in Spanish language. UM students should have taken through at least SPA 301 (or the equivalent course) prior to participation.
Room and Board:
The international office at Diego Portales can provide students with information on arranging housing with a host family, in a private residence hall, or a shared flat.
Contact a former participant who will gladly answer your questions.