International Students

Welcome to Chile, welcome to USM

International Students

Study Abroad at USM

Exchange students are international students that come to USM for one or two semesters, taking classes with regular full-time USM students, but without the option of earning a USM degree. Learn how to apply, what you can study, and what kinds of support OAI has to offer incoming students.

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Study Spanish at USM

Spanish is the official language in Chile. To help you prepare for your trip, we offer intensive and semester-long for-credit Spanish language courses at USM.

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Earn a USM Degree

If you want to enroll at USM as a full-time student, to earn one of our degrees, the requirements and application process are different from the study abroad process. Learn more about becoming a degree-seeking student here.

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Academic Offering

Browse the USM course offering online. International students on exchange at USM can choose courses from almost all of our academic areas.

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Academic Calendar

Key dates for applying to USM, including orientation, intensive spanish, and the start and end of classes.

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Housing

Although USM doesn’t have on-campus housing, we have compiled a list of great ways for international exchange students to find housing during their stay, including options to live with USM students.

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About Chile

General information about Chile’s geography, population, language, climate, and currency.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of international exchange students who studied at USM.

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