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Study at Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Calle Vergara 210, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
Age
founded in 1982
Size
30,000 students
Fees
$ n/a
Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) is one of the oldest private universities in Chile. UDP currently has a staff of over 1,400 academics, 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and an infrastructure of more than 100,000 sq meters that houses its ten faculties and the central library. Since its foundation in 1982, the university has consistently been promoting social policies towards Chilean development, which has led UDP to be positioned as one of the best universities in the country. The UDP academic community meets the highest standards and maintains close links with the Chilean society, ensuring full respect for pluralism and independence of opinion among its members and promoting top quality teaching and research; an informed, thoughtful, respectful and pluralistic dialogue, and a strong commitment to Chilean development, as well as maintaining efficient and transparent institutional arrangements. After more than three decades of activity, UDP stands as one of Chile’s leading private universities. Its schools of Law, Architecture, Education, Psychology, and Journalism are all ranked among Chile’s top five. Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) is one of the oldest private universities in Chile. UDP currently has a staff of over 1,400 academics, 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and an infrastructure of more than 100,000 sq meters that houses its ten faculties and the central library. Since its foundation in 1982, the university has consistently been contributing with the imple- mentation of social policies towards Chilean development, which has led UDP to be positioned as one of the best universities in the country.

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Campus and Accommodation

UDP is located in two areas of the capital city of Santiago. In the historical neighborhood are located 9 of its 10 faculties, and other common spaces such as Nicanor Parra Library and the Sports Centre. The Faculty of Economics and Business is located in the area known as Ciudad Empresarial, in a 7 acres campus, insert in one of the most important business sectors in the country and located 30 minutes from downtown Santiago. Students will live with Chilean host families, carefully screened by the UDP. The homestay allows students to experience the warmth and hospitality of Chile while making significant gains in Spanish language ability.

Teaching Quality

National Rankings 3rd among private universities (Revista Que Pasa Ranking 2013) 3rd among private universities (America Economia Ranking 2013) 1st among private universities in Research (America Economia Ranking 2013) 1st among private universities in five degree programs: Law, Architecture, Journalism, Psychology and Education (America Economia Ranking 2013) International Rankings 81st in QS Latin American Universities Ranking 2013 10th among Chilean universities in QS Latin American Universities Ranking 2013 2nd among Chilean private universities in QS Latin American Universities Ranking 2013

International Student Life

Santiago de Chile as the cultural and economic heart of the country, the city capital is both known its thriving business sector and its vast array of museums, galleries, and festivals. The city serves as a major Latin American travel hub, thus making it easy for students to visit other sites in Chile and Latin America. Upon arrival in Santiago students will attend orientation including information on customs and cultures, city and neighborhood tours, and possible trips to museums as students are becoming acquainted with the city. In addition many activities and trips are incorporated into the program, including a group trip to Isla Negra/Valparaiso, Easter Island and San Pedro de Atacama. Field trip locations vary by semester

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