As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

  • As an Arcadia student in Chile you will be housed in a homestay with a local Chilean family. The homestays are either in neighborhoods of Valparaíso (old city) or Viña del Mar.
  • Most homes are 15-20 minutes' walk to campus of 10-15 minutes by bus or Metro. Only one student will be assigned per house; you will have a single bedroom and be given three meals each day.
  • Laundry service and internet connections are provided in your homestay but please be aware the internet will not be as a high speed as you are used to.
  • Accommodations with families that have a basic proficiency in English can be requested.
  • Chile is an environmentally friendly country and air-conditioning and central heating are not standard in a typical residence. Remember that it will take some time to adjust to the climate.
  • You’ll have your accommodation throughout your semester, including breaks.
  • We will do our best to honor your housing preferences, however we cannot guarantee any specific housing assignments.
  • Since accommodation considerations can vary, we have to reserve our right to change accommodation options at any time.

Special needs

If you have any special needs regarding your accommodation – dietary, medical, physical – please let us know when applying. Any information received will be treated as confidential and only shared with individuals involved in your housing placement.

Accommodation Deadlines By Semester

  • Fall: May 5
  • Spring: November 30
  • Summer: March 31

Read more

  • Specific program accommodation details are outlined on each program page.
  • Arcadia University Housing Policy is detailed in our Student Handbook.