Additional Information: Univerdad del Bio Bio

Is this program for me?

With two primary campuses, Concepcion and Chilian, UBB offers a wide-range of curricular options. The Conception campus houses Engineering, Architecture, Business and Sciences. The Chillan campus houses Health and nutrition, Education, graphic design, and English UBB is most suitable for Spanish majors and minors, but it is also a great location for those interested in English education.

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The city of Concepcion, where UBB’s main campus is located, offers a lively environment with bustling plazas, pedestrian streets packed with local shops, and restaurants serving a wide range of local and international cuisine. Concepcion is 20 minutes from the coast and is centrally located for those who have an interest in exploring other parts of Chile. Chillan is an hour east of Concepcion and is near the Andes Mountain range.

Cultural Information


The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant's personal spending habits and lifestyle.


Visa Information

As of December 2011, students applying for one semester at Universidad del Bio Bio will be required to secure a student visa from the Chilean Consulate in Chicago. The cost of the visa is currently $140 US, however this is subject to change without notice. For information on application requirements, please click here.

Housing and meals

UBB Housing options: homestays or shared houses that are off-campus.
Concepcion campus options: homestay, shared house with other international students, or a pension (renting a room in a local home). 
Chillan Campus options: homestay
All housing is in walking distance to campus.


Academic Program & Courses

Fall: August—January

Academic Year: March—January

Winter: March—July (recommended)

Summer: End of June-End of July

Existing Course Equivalencies

Access the UBB Course Handbook for a list of available courses and course descriptions.

UBB Guides

Course List for Winter 2012

Intensive 6-week Spanish Program

Institutional Video

Airport/ Bus station pick-up

UBB Travel Information

UBB Application Process

Students study at either the Concepcion or Chillan campus. The application procedure is the same.

The following forms are examples of application materials required for this institution. The Padnos International Center will provide all GVSU applicants with updated application instructions after the OASIS priority deadline.


Application Process for UBB

UBB Forms:

UBB Application

Course Registry for International Student





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