University of Auckland students have the opportunity to study at two partner universities in Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.

Let’s hear what our students have to say…


My advice for someone going to study in Chile would be don’t be worried about struggling with the language to start with, it will come, and you will do great, and don’t be worried about meeting new people, Chileans are extremely welcoming and kind people, and there are plenty of exciting exchange students to meet.

– Aneta Buckley, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

I took a football class at the university which was heaps of fun. I often went to a plaza where you can dance the Cueca and went to a couple of Salsa bars. I also did a few hikes around Santiago. There are a lot of opportunities.

– Ashleigh, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Living in Santiago was great, there’s an awesome network of exchange students and always activities going on. Once you get to know the city (and get used to the accent) there are a huge number of awesome cultural things going on. The metro system is also great so it is very easy to get around.

– Blanche, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Studying in Chile forced me to grow up and it was just an amazing experience and opportunity to get out there and see the world. I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone interested.

– Lydia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


While I was there I played volleyball for the university team, which was my favourite part of day to day life, I loved training with the girls, I was so incredibly welcomed into the team, they were so kind, and many of them are now good friends of mine, the coach was great to and he went out of his way to make me able to play for the team at official matches, which was a huge bonus that I was not expecting.

– Aneta, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

I did a lot of weekend trips, the bus companies are great in Chile and you can get around pretty cheaply! I was part of an exchange students organisation also which organised activities and trips too.

– Blanche, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


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