Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1997, in order to continue and develop the academic research and teaching projects developed by ILADES, CIDE, and Loyola College. UAH is characterized by a Christian and pluralist vision, wishes to contribute to the progress and development of Chilean and Latin-American society based upon a profound ethical and social commitment and through academic and professional excellence. The university joins the tradition of training professionals, under academic rigor and creative spirit. It owes its name to the Chilean saint, the Jesuit priest, lawyer and doctor in education, Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, with the purpose of perpetuating his spirit in the academic and university work.
There is a prerequisite of 4 semesters of Spanish for UAH. International students will be able to take a minimum of 30 and maximum of 60 local credits.The grading scale runs from 1,0 (lowest) to 7,0(highest) with the passing grade being 4,0. For more academic information visit this page
Course on Poverty and Development:
This course is created especially for foreign students. The course consists of dual aspects, delivering a strong theoretical grounding in aspects of poverty and social justice while at the same time inserting the student directly in a Social Project with people who live in situations of marginality and poverty.
Students at UAH have two accommodation options: a homestay
Homestays help students strongly improve their knowledge of culture and language.
UAH recommends finding apartments through these sites:
Please refer to the above "Budget Sheet" link
Santiago is a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city's landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries, cafes and beer halls of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you'll find beautiful restaurants and world-class hotels.
With a growing economy, renovated arts scene and plenty of eccentricity to spare, Santiago is an old-guard city on the cusp of a modern-day renaissance