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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Sarah Greer Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: Media & Journalism students only Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3
Eligibility: Junior, Senior Open to Non-UNC students: No
Graduate courses available: Yes Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: Spanish
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|



This program is not being offered in Spring 2022.
Please check the SAO homepage for a list of programs that are accepting applications for Spring 2022.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Media and Journalism)

On this program, UNC School of Media and Journalism (MEJO) students directly enroll at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life in Santiago. You may apply as an exchange student or as a non-exchange student. No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking UC students and participate in all aspects of student life. 


La Universidad Católica was originally founded in 1888. La UC-Chile is located on four campuses in Santiago, the bustling capital city of Chile. The city's population is around 5 million, while approximately 17,000 students attend UC-Chile.   Students on this program attend classes in the School of Journalism at Casa Central, located on the campus of Alameda 340.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 5 semesters, completed by the start of the program.

Students can enroll in courses at Universidad Católica from the School of Journalism catalog.

NOTE About Language Placement Tests: If you are not taking Spanish at UNC but believe you have the equivalency required, please take the free UNC online language test (this is not the language placement test that you may have already taken). Send your name, PID, and email to Elizabeth Bruno ( She will add you to Sakai where the test is set. You will then take the test at any time and will have 40 minutes in which to complete the test. Once you have completed the assessment test, send him the link to the Study Abroad language assessment form and he will complete that based on your results.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
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While the UNC Study Abroad Office encourages students to live with a host family to best experience Chilean life and culture, students also may choose to rent an apartment during their semester at UC-Chile.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change. 
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.  
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad  
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 09/10/2022
10/05/2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2023 02/10/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 02/10/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA

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