Universidad Privada Boliviana, La Paz is located in the bustling capital city of Bolivia, one of the highest cities in the world with an altitude of 3,649 meters (about 12,000 feet) above sea level. Nestled between the flat Altiplano and the glacier-topped Cordillera Real mountain range, La Paz is a melting pot of European-influenced cultures and traditional indigenous beliefs. It’s burgeoning café and restaurant scene combined with countless street food vendors means it’s impossible not to gain an appetite for traditional Bolivian dishes. The city boats the world’s longest and highest urban cable car network, which is used for both commuting and sight-seeing. An important political, economic, cultural and sports center of Bolivia, La Paz has been recognized as an official Global City and one of the New 7 Wonders Cities.

Universidad Privada Boliviana is a private institution founded by the Bolivian business community. It is recognized as a leading university in the country, and has been named as one of the 10 best universities in Latin America for academic strength and one of 25 best for business and economics. UPB’s La Paz campus offers courses in the faculties of business studies, law and engineering.

ISEP students immerse themselves Bolivian culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living with a host family in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Internships in a variety of fields are also available to ISEP students. 

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Course Description

UPB’s La Paz campus offers courses in the faculties of business studies, law and engineering. Students may also enroll in a one-month Spanish language pre-session course, included in ISEP benefits. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. Go to the La Paz campus website

2. Click on "Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Derecho" or "Facultad de Ingeniera" on the left side of the page

3. Click on the subject, then on scroll down and click on "plan de estudios" to view a list of courses. 

4. Courses in odd-numbered semesters (Primer, Tercer, Quinto, Septimo) are offered January – June. Courses in even-numbered semesters (Segundo, Cuarto, Sexto, Octavo) are offered July – December. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Mining and Mineral Engineering Petroleum Engineering

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Pre-Law Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Graphic Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Student may only take courses at one campus (La Paz or Cochabamba), due to the large distance between the two. 

All students must submit an ISEP Language Evaluation for Spanish with a minimum of a B1 level. 

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