Universidad Privada Boliviana, Cochabamba is located in the rapidly growing and student-friendly “City of Eternal Spring.” Located at the base of the Cerro Tunari mountain, Cochabamba is a melting pot of European-influenced cultures and traditional indigenous beliefs. It’s growing foodie scene blends harmoniously with offerings from local street food vendors, giving the popular chicha fermented corn drink a new platform. Colonial-charm, urban bustle and unmatched natural beauty make Cochabamba an ideal location to live and study.  

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 Cochabamba campus offers courses in the faculties of business studies, law, engineering and architecture. 

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. UPB has a "buddy" system to help connect ISEP students with local students and adjust to life in Cochabamba!

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Course Description

UPB’s Cochabamba campus offers courses in the faculties of business studies, law, engineering and architecture, as well as graphic design.  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 Cochabamba campus website

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

3. Click on the subject, then 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.

5. A small selection of courses are taught in English. Not all courses are offered every semester and a full course load in English cannot be guaranteed. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Emily Greenblatt | egreenblatt@isep.org Emily joined the ISEP team in July 2019 after working at an ISEP Member Institution as an international student recruiter. She holds a master's degree in international education management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and has lived abroad as a student, volunteer, and nanny. Emily's love for intercultural learning and itch for adventure has taken her to twenty-eight countries across the globe. Emily is an Oregon native, but resides in Flagstaff, Arizona. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, FaceTiming her nieces in Oregon, or climbing rocks and exploring northern Arizona! Emily is thrilled to engage with students and member institutions to facilitate meaningful experiences abroad and lasting cross-cultural connections.

Universidad Privada Boliviana

Universidad Privada Boliviana was created by the Bolivian business community to generate entrepreneurs and fulfill the need of private firms for skilled management and technical professionals. UPB is a leading...

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication

    Advertising

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • International/Global Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Cinematography and Film Production

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture Recommended!

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Communications Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Drafting and Design Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Petroleum Engineering

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Design and Visual Communications 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

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

All students must submit a language evaluation with minimum of a B1 level. 

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