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Chiloé Wooden Churches (World Heritage)

The island in the south of Chile is the second largest island in the country after Tierra del Fuego. At the beginning of the 17th century, the Jesuits on Chiloé began proselytizing the Huilliche Indians. About 150 colorful wooden churches from this time have remained, around 60 of them are part of the world heritage.… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (23)

Business Administration students can use the courses currently offered to map the main subjects “International Marketing” and “International Management”. I decided to focus on “International Management” and took the courses “Negotiation Strategies”, “Management Skills” and “Business Communication Skills”. I can highly recommend all three courses if you want a relaxed semester in which you improve… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (15)

THE IDEA A semester abroad in South America is something else. I have never been outside of Europe before, let alone in South America. I could speak English and French, but not a word of Spanish. As a business graduate, it seems, you have to go to a renowned university in the Far East or… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (22)

Application process After I decided to do a semester abroad, I didn’t immediately know where to go. I was sure that I wanted to spend this semester outside of Europe and Australia or North America were also out of the question due to the high semester fees and living costs. For these reasons I came… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (14)

Leisure and excursion possibilities Viña del Mar is a beautiful city to spend your semester abroad. It is located almost perfectly in the middle of the country and, since the capital of the country is not too far away, it is also particularly well located for longer trips and weekend trips. Viña is known for… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (21)

Course choice at the UVM The UVM offers two programs, on the one hand there is the possibility to attend the courses in English or Spanish. For the program in Spanish, however, language level B2 is required as an admission requirement. In advance, MicroEDU will provide you with an overview and a brief description of… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (13)

Application process Since my master’s program includes a compulsory semester abroad and unfortunately there was no partner university in Latin America, I found MicroEDU on the Internet and was very happy about the many possibilities. The application process was very easy and the employees were flexible and were able to help me very quickly and… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (20)

Selection of the university and the application phase It was clear to me – yes, I would like to do a semester abroad and preferably in Latin America. However, since our university does not offer any cooperation with a university in Latin America, I only had the opportunity to plan my semester abroad as a… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (12)

Security in South America Before I decided to do a semester abroad in Chile, I had some concerns about security there. Above all, I was able to reassure worried grandparents and friends that Santiago de Chile is the safest metropolis in South America and Chile in general is one of the safer countries on the… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (19)

My application I found out about MicroEDU through a friend. At that point it was only a few months until the beginning of the next semester and I was afraid that it would already be too late. I immediately got in touch with MicroEDU and was assured that there was still enough time and that… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (11)

Living and living in Viña del Mar It’s best to book a hostel or AirBnB for the first few days and then look at the apartments on site. On compartodepto.cl you can find some rooms and apartments. During the introductory week you usually meet nice international students who are also looking for accommodation. In the… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (18)

4. Introductory days / university and courses In the first week there is an introduction to the university, which is intended to provide orientation. On the first day (Monday) everyone meets in the Centro de Español, which is in the middle of Viña. Here you can find out more about the coming days – about… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (10)

Course choice and course program I decided on the Spanish-language program, which is explained below, and attended courses at the Spanish Center for international students, as well as a course in the regular “Carreras” (study programs) of the UVM. I did not take an English language course. Although I had to specify a course choice… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (17)

Hola a todos! I try to bring you my experiences with Chile a little closer and hope my report helps you – if you are still in doubt, take heart and dare! It was a wonderful experience full of unforgettable moments that I wouldn’t want to miss for anything in the world. 1. First considerations… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (9)

Selection of the foreign university Since the beginning of my studies, I wanted to do a semester abroad. Since my English skills had already been strengthened through various stays abroad, I really wanted to improve my (professional) Spanish skills. I had lived in Mexico and Spain for four years and I love the Latin American… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (16)

Chile is a wonderful country. Its coast stretches for a total of 4 3000 kilometers, from the driest desert in the world in the north (Atacama), through Mediterranean regions in the center (Viña del Mar), to a rough, cold-rainy paradise in the south (Patagonia). With an area of ​​almost 757,000 square kilometers, Chile is more… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (8)

International Club At events organized by the International Club, which consists of Chilean and international students, we “English speakers” were able to meet up with Spanish speakers. In addition, we were all assigned a Chilean hermano * a, with whom we were supposed to perform various “tasks” such as a city tour over the course… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (7)

Organization A semester abroad is not compulsory in my studies (English and Cultural Anthropology), but it is recommended. It was clear to me that I definitely wanted to take the chance to study and live in another country. My fellow English students went to English-speaking countries abroad, of course, but I had already lived in… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (6)

Al fin del mundo My semester abroad in Chile was simply an unbelievable, exciting and great time that I will always remember wistfully. Therefore, I can really only recommend to anyone who is still hesitant: Go to Chile! These unique experiences that you will have in this strange land at the end of the world… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (5)

Ever since I started my studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, it was clear to me that I would like to study abroad for a semester. After extensive research, I decided to spend my semester abroad in Chile. What appealed to me most about this country was nature, learning Spanish and the South… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (4)

The important things first. If you fancy an unforgettable and unique semester abroad, Chile is exactly the right country for you. In addition to the exciting life in Vina del Mar, it is above all the trips that take your breath away and stay in your memory. But let’s start from the beginning… Preparation and… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (3)

Ama la vida – love life! … and I really loved that in Chile. Everything goes a little slower and more relaxed there, which sometimes gets on your nerves, but you get used to it and come back home with a little more South American serenity. I’m really super happy with my decision to go… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (2)

“? Ay weon, cachaste los chilenismos o no po?” Anyone who actually knows Spanish and has not understood it – that is normal. In Chile there are an incredible number of expressions that are not used in any other Spanish-speaking country. Even if this is a bit confusing at first, you start to love it… Read More »

University of Viña del Mar Review (1)

Preparation / selection Because a semester abroad is required in my degree program and I didn’t want to go to Spain like all the others, I found out about alternatives on the Internet. MicroEDU also introduced itself to us at the university. Aline from MicroEDU did all the prep work. I just sent my application… Read More »