Center for International Education


Concepción is the capital city of the Bío Bío Region and is located in the central part of Chile near the Pacific Ocean. Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) was the third university established in Chile. UdeC has groups producing outstanding scientific research with permanent national and international support.

Program Highlights:

  • UdeC offers 90 undergraduate programs. Choose from disciplines such as biological and chemical sciences, education, humanities and art, law, and sciences.
  • Along with its beautiful architecture and magnificent park, the campus boasts breathtaking gardens that attract visitors from around the world.
  • UdeC is the headquarters for two multinational centers for research and training: The Biotechnology Center and the Marine Biological Station located in the Dichato Bay area.

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Kathleen Hansen

Kathleen Hansen

Assistant Director for Overseas Studies & Exchanges in Center for International Education
Golisano Academic Center 119

Celia Ramona Bradley '13

"I just cannot get over the gorgeous peaks and ridges of the Andes - and Chile is such a thin country that you can always see the ocean or the mountains on either side of you."

Student Blog
March 6th
(Continuing from my last post on Conguilllío)The next day, I woke up at 4:30 to be ready for our 5:00 departure time. Had enough time to pack my breakfast and lunch before the jeep drove up. Jorge was kind enough to have brought me coffee for the h…
March 5th
This weekend, I took the bus from Concepcion to Curacautín - about another 6 hours to the south. Andrea and her family had highly recommended it to me when they found out I love hiking and mountaineering. It's known for its Araucaria (or monkey puz…
February 21st
Needless to say, my six hour bus ride to Concepcion went off without a hitch. I found the right bus at the Turbus Station in Santiago (which was not nearly as difficult as I had feared it would be) and got off at the right time. My bus drivers were very f…
February 16th
Here I am in Santiago, Chile after a VERY long flight! I think I underestimated how much time it would take to get here. After all, it is the other side of the world. But after nearly an entire day spent in planes and airports, I was ready to get out and …