• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) only
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Fifth Semester Spanish
• UW-Madison degree seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Agriculture and life sciences, Spanish language and social sciences

Classroom Language



Host family
Residence Hall/Cabanas
Off-campus Apartment

Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid July-Mid June
Fall: Mid July-Mid December
Spring: Early March-Mid June

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Chile, Valdivia
Exchange Universidad Austral de Chile

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Immerse yourself in Chilean culture while taking courses at the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) in the ecological heart of Valdivia! Students will improve and perfect their Spanish skills while taking all courses in Spanish alongside other Chilean and international students. Students can choose from nine different faculties to take classes and three different options of housing in Valdivia.

This program is best for students looking for a very independent experience. It is possible that a student might be the only UW Madison, and maybe even the only US international student, at UACh at any given semester. The program requires students to be proactive and seek our resources available on campus on their own.

The province of Valdivia is located in southern Chile in the Region of Lakes and boasts hot water springs, volcanoes and lush rainforests. With an early Spanish colonial past as well as a later history of German colonization the city is vibrant with diversity.