|Academic Terms||A (Aug-Dec) or W/Sp (March-July)|
|Credits||20-24 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility||Registered Foster School students in good standing|
|Adviser||Global Business Center | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Priority Application: January 15th
Rolling Application: June 15th
|Foster School Study Abroad|
Students will attend Pontificia Universidad Catolica through the Foster School of Business exchange.
Exchange programs require a high level of independence. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to participate in this experience.
Click here to view upcoming Information Sessions for this program.
|Students wishing to know more about applying for this exchange should contact the Global Business Center directly.|
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will StudyChile is a modern, developing country, with consolidated institutions that are stable both socially and economically. Located in South America, its official language is Spanish and it has approximately 16 million inhabitants.
Its capital, Santiago, is located in the Metropolitan Region and has an estimated population of six million inhabitants. It is in this city where we find Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC).
Chile is the highest ranking country in terms of competitiveness and safety in Latin America.
Pontificia Universidad Católica was founded on June 21st, 1888. The University's leadership in research and postgraduate programs has had a considerable influence on Chiles’ cultural and scientific society, and has become a major center for research in social sciences, natural sciences, health, economics, agriculture, philosophy, theology, as well as arts and humanities. In addition, its research activities support doctoral programs and create a stimulating educational and intellectual environment.
For more information about Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page.
AcademicsDuring semester-long exchange programs, students take 18-24 UW credits during fall or spring semester. Most students take a combination of business core, business electives, and non-business courses while abroad. A typical student will take 1 core class, 2-3 business electives, and 1-2 non-business electives.
Participating in an exchange program requires careful academic planning. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Adviser and a Global Business Center Adviser prior to applying to an exchange program to ensure that study abroad will fit into their academic plan.
Many students find it helpful to review the Foster School excel document which lists previously evaluated courses. (Please note: this includes courses that were approved and denied. Also note the expiration date. Finally, most electives are not tracked on this sheet. If you would like to take a course at an exchange school that is not on the list, you can get it reviewed by academic advisers.)
Another useful resource is the UW Study Abroad Course Equivalency Database.
Generally all coursework is taught in Spanish. Each semester students can choose from a wide variety of business or non-business course work. There are also some special courses offered specifically for exchange students, and a few courses available in English.
Students at PUC are expected to take a full time course load of 50 PUC credits per semester (20-30 UW credits). Usually this means 5 courses at 10 PUC credits each (4-6 UW credits).
HousingNo on-campus housing is available.
The university is unable to assist exchange students with securing housing, however does provide a list of recourses that can be useful. Those recourses can be found here.
Many students find furnished apartments or student residences near campus for $450-$900 per month.
Additional information regarding housing can be found in the exchange evaluations document within the "Student Perspective" section of this page.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & ScholarshipsAs a participant of a UW departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange tuition is determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In addition to the exchange tuition, there is a UW Study Abroad/Concurrent Enrollment administrative fee, and a Foster School Exchange Program Fee.
Fee amounts and due dates are available on the Foster School Exchange Program Details page.
You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.
Most types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad experience. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding eligibility. You can adjust your financial aid budget for the terms that you will spend abroad by completing a Revision Request for Additional Expenses form. You will need to attach a program budget, which may be requested by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
Application ProcessApplications are open, click here to apply. Students should submit their application and requested materials directly to the Global Business Center via the online application before the January 15 deadline.
Upload all requested materials to the online application:
- Application Form
- Transcripts - unofficial
Priority application deadline: Januray 15th
We try to fill all spots during the January application cycle for the following academic year. For example, if you want to study abroad during your junior year, you should apply in January during your sophomore year.
Rolling applications until: June 15th
If there are exchange openings available after the January 15th priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Winter/Spring academic terms until the programs fill or until June 15th.
Please apply according to these dates, not the dates that are listed on any of the fact sheets for the individual exchange programs.
One of the best ways to obtain an idea of what it is like to live and study in another country, is to hear directly from the students who have been there before!
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete an evaluation report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. A composite of Foster School student responses about their exchange experience at the University of Hong Kong can be found here:
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Exchange Evaluations
(You must use your UW email address and password to view the exchange evaluation)
Or, read more on the Foster School Undergrads Go Global Blog.
Foster School Study Abroad Advisers can also connect you with a student who formerly participated in this program. Inquire with the Global Business Center, email@example.com.