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Universidad del Desarrollo is known to be one of the best private universities in Chile. It has 5 modern campuses, 2 in Santiago and 3 in Concepción. Its faculty stands out not only for its academic excellence but also its significant and active contribution to the country’s development. The Entrepreneurial Spirit, Leadership and Public Responsibility are key in the education provided by the University. It also promotes academic openness and exchange and has therefore signed important agreements with prestigious universities around the world.
Personalized treatment is a distinctive seal of UDD.
The ongoing contact between professors and students facilitates learning in an open and close university environment.
Extracurricular activities complement the heavy academic load. Students can participate in a wide variety of athletics, recreational activities, drama, social activities, community aid workshops and student events, which are a fundamental part of their formation as integral individuals and professionals.
Santiago is the capital city and main urban center of Chile, in addition to being the seventh largest city in Latin America in terms of population and one of the 45 largest metropolitan areas in the world. Santiago is seat to the main agencies of government, finance, administration, commerce and culture in the country. If you enjoy the big city life, full of things to do, yet with the tranquility and safety that make our capital city the third-ranked city in Latin America with the best quality of life, Santiago is undoubtedly the city for you.
Santiago is a city of great contrasts. There are many cultural, athletic and recreational activities at hand. It is in a privileged geographic location because just a bit more than an hour away you can be skiing at one of the famous winter resorts or surfing on one of Chile’s renowned beaches. This city has an interesting range of activities for all tastes. The historic framework, found in downtown Santiago, provides a clear idea of how this city started. Many of the buildings have been maintained as historic heritage. The Providencia sector is thriving with commerce and entertainment, a mix of stores, malls and restaurants for all types of visitors of all ages.
Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
UDD Academic Calendar Academic Year Dates 1st Semester: 1st week of March to 1st half of July
Orientation Week: Last week of February
2nd Semester: 1st week of August to 1st half of December
Orientation Week: Last week of July
http://www.udd.cl/relaciones-internacionales/housing-santiago-2016-2-2/ Fall 2016 UDD Housing Guide.pdf
The International Relations Office provides information, contacts and counsel for students, assisting them in finding the best housing place in Chile during their exchange period. These places may be either in university residence halls, family housing or shared apartments. It is very important for UDD that exchange students live in a safe and pleasant place, adjusting to his or her expectations and resources. The neighborhoods where we recommend living that are safest and closest to UDD are Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia. Santiago Centro is further away but is also recommended, preferably near a Metro station.